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Free Online Resources for Home

Free Online Resources to Share with Children at Home

At Home with Emily Arrow
Moments of music, stories, and mindfulness for all ages. Watch live on YouTube @ 1:00pm or watch the recorded video later!
 
Children’s Author Read Alouds
Many of our favorite authors are offering online read alouds and activities on social media. Check out over 50 of the virtual author activities!
 
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Beginning March 16, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will live stream Home Safari once each day from its Facebook page. 
 
Gro-Town
Let's celebrate the world outside our windows! Gro-Town teaches preschoolers and toddlers the magic of the world around us. Learn about music, gardening, and community with each Gro-Town video. Fun, engaging, educational music videos you can feel good about!
 
Harper Collins Publishers
Join the HarperKids team each day at 12PM (EDT) for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment! We’ll have appearances from your favorite authors and illustrators, our own employees, and special guests, and we’ll be posting suggestions for activities, and more! Follow HarperKids on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube Kids.
 
Jim Gill's Music Plays on Demand!
Popular Children’s musician songs are now available on all of the streaming services: Pandora, Youtube Music, Spotify, etc. If you have access to any of these streaming services, you can have a Silly Dance Contest upon demand! If you have a smart speaker and a camera, please send me a short video of your - or your child's - song request and the result. This could be fun!
 
Kid Lit TV
The KidLit TV team has created a virtual library of FREE read alouds, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, #kidlitart & reading resources for kids! The perfect way to maintain literacy skills while kids are home from school!
 
Laurie Berkner Live
Join Laurie’s LIVE Berkner Breaks weekdays at 10am on The Laurie Berkner Band Facebook Page! “I Know a Chicken” and “We Are the Dinosaurs” are some story time favorites!

Mad Science
At home experiments that your family can do with ingredients that you most likely already have in your house!
 
Magic Tree House Printables and Activities by the Brightly Editors
If your child is a fan of Mary Pope Osborne’s 33-book (and counting!) Magic Tree House series, then they’ll love these printables and activities that go right along with some of the most beloved stories. Between drawing activities, word searches, matching games, and more — there’s something for every reader.

michigankids.org
Username: MHK
Password: 1234
Michigan History for Kids is aimed at children in third and fourth grades, but anyone at any age will find the content interesting and informative!
 
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
Miss Humblebee's Academy is an award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency. At Miss Humblebee's Academy, we believe in order to fully prepare your child for a lifetime of learning success, there needs to be a combination of online and offline learning.
 
Mo Willems Doodles
Mo says, “Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons.  We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. I’ll see you at 1pm ET weekdays for LUNCH DOODLES and I hope you’ll keep making art even after my visit!”
 
Mr. Jon and Friends
Join Mr. Jon and his puppet friends for music and fun videos weekdays at 10:30am through March 27th.  You can even re-watch later and return to your favorite videos at anytime!
 
National Geographic Kids
Learn about animals, science, history, and geography with games, videos, and more!

PARENTS Read Together Be Together
READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER is a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine that celebrates the importance, and power of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Visit this page for links to story time sessions throughout the day.
Scholastic
Has articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges free for up to 3 hours per day.
 
Starfall Education
This colorful website is designed for preschoolers and students in pre-K through third grade. The activities are arranged by discipline, season, or curricular topic, and include some free options.
 
Stay At Home Story Time with Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers will read one of his books each day. This page will archive all of his reading to view any time.
 
Stimola Literary Studio
Stimola Live is a website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio. Events will be streamed live from a variety of platforms and archived on the Stimola Live YouTube Channel.
 
Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
 
Story Time from Space
Enjoy stories about space read by astronauts from aboard the International Space Station.
 
Tumblebooks
Story Books, Read Alongs, EBooks, Graphic Novels, NonFiction, Videos, Language Learning, Playlists, Puzzles & Games
 
Virtual Field Trips
A document full of links to take you all over the world and beyond!