This is an evolving list of online storytime resources for families, preschools, and day cares. It includes videos, websites, and podcasts to support those who cannot make it to the library for any reason. The focus is on early literacy support online – songs, rhymes, movement, and stories. You can also follow the hashtag #kidlitquatantine on Twitter for updates on emerging resources specifically around children’s literature.
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up over 50 of the best virtual author activities!
Watch LIVE on Oliver's instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 7 PM GMT/ 2 PM EST/ 11 AM PST or view below. For all you folks stuck at home in the coming weeks due to COVID, I will be reading one of my books every weekday
CBeebies Bedtime Stories in on each weekday at 6.50pm on the CBeebies channel and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
Other stories include: Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston on Tuesday 28 April, about two children on opposite sides of the world who crave friendship. Is it possible to be friends across the miles?; There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzy Stewart is on Wednesday 29 April and is about the power of imagination being able to take you anywhere, even for Nora who doesn’t believe her Grandma when she says she’s seen a tiger in the garden; and Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton is about mustering the courage to try something new and how saying: "Don’t worry, I’m here" can help tentative little crabs discover the brilliant worlds that await when they take the plunge.
Concluding ‘Tom Week’ on Friday 1 May, is The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks. Tom tells the bold, humorous and insightful story about how to deal with problems.
On April 9, 2020, eighteen authors of unicorn books will be live streaming readings and demonstrations throughout the day. On this website, you will find a schedule of events and links, as well as suggestions on how to throw your own unicorn party and teacher’s guides to further explore some of these magical tales.