***NOTE TO CAREGIVERS***
All listed resources were free at the time of posting unless otherwise noted.
If you have free or low-cost virtual activities you’d like to see added,
please let me know!
- African Folktales: Traditional Bedtime Stories for the Modern Kid – podcast with delightful tellings of “diverse story traditions originating in Africa, originally passed down through generations by word of mouth.”
- Cuenta Cuentos de Salvat – historias y canciones divertidas en español.
- The Fable Cottage – Fairy tales told in listener’s choice of English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, by a native speaking reader.
- Jbrary – These librarians are my go to for new (and old) songs and rhymes.
- Julie’s Library – Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton share stories on this weekly podcast.
- The Ladybird Fancypants Show – recorded episodes are available on fb. Find more out-of-school resources on LadyBirdFancyPants’ website!
- Seriously, Read A Book – John Jimerson (actor-friend in Raleigh, NC) reads picture and chapter books.
- StorylineOnline – SAG/AFTRA artists read picture books.
- Stuck Stories – serial audio fiction for kids by Aggregate Theatre (Raleigh, NC).
- Telling Tales – round up of more fun at-home resources.
- Lightbulb Heart (hey, that’s me!)
- Storytime! Songs & Stories with Lightbulb Heart – YouTube channel with songs, stories and poems in the public domain, and Books I Love.
- Live Storytime for all ages – Please contact me if you are interested in an online storytime experience!
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
- AGH at Home – activities and collection content from the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
- Canada’s National Ballet School – dance along videos, activities, and artist studies by age group.
- EduHam at Home – access to source material, interviews, and behind-the-scenes goodies from Hamilton, and opportunities to create and showcase new musical performances.
- Google Arts & Culture Collections – famous museums around the world offer online exhibits from their collections.
- Scamper Theatre Kids – imaginative play, acting out picture books, and dance parties!
- Time to Colour – a collection of downloadable Indigenous colouring pages from Woodland Cultural Centre. Ohhhh, it’s so beautiful!
EDUCATION & COOL PLACES
- Amazing Educational Resources – a mega-worksheet full of links to free and trial educational resources being offered by companies like Epic, Prodigy, and so many others.
- Mystery Science – 20 science-at-home lessons created for grade school kids (free trial).
- NASA Media Library – the entire online collection is now available for free!
- Skype a Scientist – fill in a form to be matched with a scientist for a live Q&A.
- Virtual Field Trips – a growing list of places like national parks and and museums, including live animal cams! I heartily recommend Polar Bears & the Tundra, a grouping of free 30 minute videos and accompanying educational materials by Discovery Education.