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Kids: Online Experiences and Learning: Offered during COVID-19 Pandemic

A growing collection of free online experiences--classes, virtual tours, livestreamed storytimes, and more--

being offered during the COVID-19 school closures.

Livestreamed Events & Lessons

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Facebook Lives

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Conmplex 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 hereLearn 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


"Quarantime" with Science Mom and Math Dad

Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00am CST, Science Mom and Math Dad will offer live science lessons, engineering challenges, a Q & A, and more. Content geared towards 7-11-yr-olds.


Digital Safari Facebook Lives from the Cincinnati Zoo

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.


Draw Every Day with JJK!

Cartoonist Jarrett Krosoczka--known for his Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy graphic novel series, offers online drawing classes Mon-Fri on YouTube at 1:00 PM CST.



Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!

Join the Elephant & Piggie and Pigeon author-illustrator Monday-Friday at noon CST and draw together!



Live Language Lessons in Multiple Languages from Language Sprout

Monday through Friday, through April 21. Spanish: 1:00 pm CST, English: 1:30 pm CST, French: 2:00pm CST, Mandarin: 2:30 pm CST



Livestreamed Storytimes & Book Readings

Northfield Public Library Baby Sing & Rhyme Time

Livestreamed on Facebook ​Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. 

Songs, rhymes, and movement that build early literacy skills while you bond with baby. Geared to babies 0-24 mos and their caregivers.


Northfield Public Library Family Storytime

Livestreamed on Facebook ​Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. 

Books, songs, and rhymes that promote school readiness and early literacy skills while having fun. Geared to kids 2-5 yrs old and their caregivers.


Northfield Public Library Cuentacuentos/Bilingual Storytime

Livestreamed on Facebook Wednesdays at 10:00a.m., Miércoles a las 10:00a.m.

Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories in both English and Spanish. Niñas y niños de todas las edades están invitados a participar en cuentos y canciones en inglés y español.


Northfield Public Library: Virtual Catch a Chapter Read-Alouds for Kids

Livestreamed on Facebook Fridays at 12:00p.m.

Listen as Emily reads the first few chapters of great kids' books you can check out! Geared towards elementary-aged kids.


#SAVE WITH STORIES on Instagram features different celebrities reading favorite picture books: Jimmy Fallon, Laurie Berkner, Brie Larson, and more. 



Live Storytimes in Multiple Languages from Language Sprout

Monday through Friday, through April 22. Spanish: 10:00 am CST, English: 10:30 am CST, Mandarin: 11:00 am CST, French: 11:30 am CST













Audible Stories -- Audible is offering free childrens' and teens' streaming audiobooks, from classics to a few newer selections. Includes some titles in Spanish!

Free During the Pandemic

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids learning, reading, and growing.

Lessons & Fun Created for Kids who are Isolating


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!


Northfield Public Library's Thursday LEGO Challenge!

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 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.)


Dan Santat's "Online Survival School"

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.