A growing collection of free online experiences--classes, virtual tours, livestreamed storytimes, and more--
being offered during the COVID-19 school closures.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering Facebook Livestreams for younger kids on MFW at 8:30 am CST. Live content for older kids (through high school) will be offered MWF at 12pm CST. Archived videos can be seen here. Learn about living in space, Mars, and rocketry, and take tours through Space Shuttle Atlantis and the astronaut training experience. The Complex is also offering at-home activities here.
Science Mom and Math Dad offered 20 "QuaranTIME" live science lessons, engineering challenges, a Q & A, and more in Spring 2020. Content geared towards 7-11-yr-olds. Videos are archived on their Facebook page and available for viewing. They continue to add new videos with less frequency.
The Cincinnati Zoo is offering digital safaris every day at 2:00pm CST March 17-April 11. They'll introduce one of their animals and provide a related activity kids can do at home.
ARCHIVED: Draw Every Day with JJK!
Join the Elephant & Piggie and Pigeon author-illustrator Monday-Friday at noon CST and draw together!
#SAVE WITH STORIES on Instagram features different celebrities reading favorite picture books: Jimmy Fallon, Laurie Berkner, Brie Larson, and more.
Audible Stories -- Audible is offering free childrens' and teens' streaming audiobooks, from classics to a few newer selections. Includes some titles in Spanish!
DOG MAN and Captain Underpants author/illustrator Dav Pilkey releases fun new videos every Friday, and offers tons of activities, writing prompts, and more based on his characters. Hit up this link to begin exploring Dav Pilkey at Home!
Do you have LEGO bricks at home? On Thursday afternoons at 3:30pm, we'll be posting weekly challenges on Facebook, just like we do at LEGO Club in person. Once you've completed your creation, take a pic and send it to email@example.com so Emily can post it in the comments! We can't wait to see what you build. (Don't have LEGO? Build with boxes! Pillows! Apples! Pennies! You can still take part in the "LEGO" Challenge.)
Children's author-illustrator Dan Santat's Instagram "Online Survival School for the Pandemic"--fun and smart!
Authors Everywhere! YouTube Channel Children's authors and illustrators provide read-alouds, writing tips, art demos, and more to do at home. New videos added regularly.