Children’s Activities

This page contains links to resources aimed at engaging children in online activities.

Be sure to check out READsquared for point-earning Missions, and reading logs.

 

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Virtual Storytelling

#OperationReadAloud

Follow on Facebook for easy access to over 100 story videos, as well as links to virtual author festivals and other events.

100+ Video Read Alouds

presented by the Indianapolis Public Library

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time

Join Danielle, children’s librarian and yoga teacher, in reading and moving!

Gotham Reads Series

Videos of authors and celebrities reading awesome stories, assembled by The Gotham Group production company, with new additions each weekday.

 

HarperKids on YouTube

Picture book read-alouds from Harper Collins Publishers

Read & Learn with Simon Kids on YouTube

Simon & Schuster presents storytime videos, nonfiction book snippets, sing-alongs, drawing tutorials and more.

Read Together, Be Together

Click above for a schedule of digital story times and helpful reading tips from Penguin Random House, in partnership with Parents magazine.  Additional resources on Random House Kids Instagram page

Snack & Read LIVE with Simon Kids on Facebook

Live read-alouds and activities with authors and illustrators, live on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2 p.m. EST

Storyline Online

Listen to books read by authors and celebrities!

Activities for Kids Online

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time

Join Danielle, children’s librarian and yoga teacher, in reading and moving!

Cape May County Park & Zoo Virtual Zoo School

Thirty-seven days worth of videos for learning about various animals plus challenges you can do at home.

Disney

Have fun playing a large variety of games that feature your favorite Disney characters.

First Palette

First Palette is filled with kids’ crafts, art activities, and printable pages designed to nurture creativity and promote learning.

Funbrain

Funbrain offers more than 100 fun games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy, for kids from preschool through grade 8.

Funology

Click onto this site for some ideas to entertain yourself, your friends, and your family.  You’ll find crafts, recipes, magic tricks, games, jokes, science experiments, and more.

Music Therapy Associates

Presents a daily “Music Made Mobile” series at 9:30 a.m., as well as a special “Songs to Make You Smile” on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.  All sessions are recorded, so if you can’t make the live session, watch whenever you’d like!

PBSKids

Watch videos and play games with all your favorite PBS characters.  Parents can sign up to receive a daily newsletter with activities and tips to help their kids play and learn at home while schools are closed.

Read & Learn with Simon Kids on YouTube

Simon & Schuster presents storytime videos, nonfiction book snippets, sing-alongs, drawing tutorials and more.

Sesame Street

Preschoolers can play games or watch videos, and parents can find activities for families to share.

Cool Kids

CODE

Practice basic computer science, learn how to write programs in a variety of computer languages, or create your own apps or games!

Hamilton PAL Safety Town

Includes information about the summer Safety Town sessions and a link to download the application

Scratch

Program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation.  Designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

Touchable Earth

Kids teach other kids about the world. Taught entirely by children 8 – 11 years old, in short videos, Touchable Earth promotes tolerance for gender, culture, and identity.

All of the external website links on this page provided as a convenience to our patrons and are for resources that are not controlled by the Hamilton Free Public Library staff. Thank you for reporting any broken links using this form.

The external links listed on this page have been reviewed and approved for inclusion by C. Affrime August 2020