Fun and Educational Resources

Storytimes Activities Doodling, Drawing and More
Animal CamsScienceVirtual Field Trips


Storytimes

Daily Storytimes

Bedtime Stories with Dolly
Dolly Parton will kick off a 10-book video series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, with The Little Engine That Could, and will continue weekly with other titles from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

James Dean
Reads his Pete the Cat books every day at 12 PM EDT

Magic Treehouse Home Adventures
Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, Family Trivia Night game ideas, fun surprises, and much more!

Michael Chabon Evening Storytimes
Every evening Michael Chabon readings bedtime stories.

Oliver Jeffers Reads A Book A Day
Oliver Jeffers reads one of his books each day at 2 PM on Instagram, then archives the reading on his website.

Oprah Reads Thelma Godin's The Hula-Hoopin' Queen
Oprah Winfrey reads Godin’s book and is accompanied by a handy teacher’s guide.

Mondays with Michelle Obama
A four-week series of videos that will feature Mrs. Obama reading aloud from beloved children’s books (one book every Monday through May 11).

Spanish Children's Books
Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.

Storytime From Space
Astronauts on the Space Station read stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below.

WCNY Stay Connected
TV Story times, Free activity sheets, the WiCkNeY KIDS schedule, free apps, and more.

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Activities

Activities

DaybyDay
Activities, stories, songs and more

DaybyDay en Espanol
Es un sitio web para niños jóvenes y sus familias

Erie Canal Educational Resources
Fun Erie Canal coloring pages

Family Tree Activity Sheet
A fun family tree activity created by an OCPL Local History & Genealogy librarian.

MisterG.TV
A live streaming platform with weekly episodes hosted by MISTER G, featuring musicians, authors, and special guests from around the world.

SeaWorld Classroom Activities
SeaWorld provides access to their classroom activities for a variety of ages, that you can use at home.
Teacher's Guide also provided

Smithsonian Fun Stuff for Kids
Games, activities, meet the animals and more for kids of all ages.

WCNY Stay Connected
TV Story times, Free activity sheets, the WiCkNeY KIDS schedule, free apps, and more

YMCA-CNY Virtual Family Activities
Time away from the Y is still an important time for kids and families. Check out these resources to help keep your children and family connected and engaged!

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 Doodling, Drawing and More

Doodling & Drawing

Draw Every Day with JJK
Every weekday at noon, artist Jarrett J. Krosoczka, aka JJK, will be offering up a free art lesson on a webcast.

Jarrett Lerner Activities
Blank Comic Book Pages, “Finish This Comic!” Comics, and Drawing/Writing Prompts.

Lunchtime Doodle with Mo Willems
Mo welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities every day at lunchtime.

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Animal Cams

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears...(and more)

EarthCam: Animal Collection
A collection of animal cams from around the globe

Giant Panda Cam
Giant Panda cam from the National Zoo

Lion Cam
From the National Zoo

Penguin Cam
Penguin Cam at the San Diego Zoo

Red Panda Cam
From the Beardsley Zoo, camera hours: Live Feed from 8:30AM-6:00PM

Rosamond Gifford Zoo Videos
Watch elephants have a birthday party, leopard cubs playing and other videos from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.

Sea Otter Cam
From Seattle Aquarium

Sloth Cam
From the Hattiesburg Zoo

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Science

Science!

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.

NASA TV
Educational videos and live streams

San Diego Zoo
A special section for kids. Provides videos, stories, fun facts and more about the animals in this zoo.

Talking is Teaching: Family Staycation Resource Kit
10 ways you can talk, read, sing, and play your way through the day—just with things you might already have at home.

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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Farm, Food, 360
Explore Canadian Food and farming in 360º

Mars
Explore the actual surface of Mars, recorded by NASA's Curiosity rover.

Yellowstone National Park
View and learn about the mud volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs and other Yellowstone attractions.

Music & Art Field Trips

Guggenheim Museum Tour

Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.


National Gallery of Art
Features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.


Metropolitan Opera
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website.


Musee d'Orsay
Virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

**More virtual museum tours compiled by MSN


Seattle Symphony Live Broadcasts
We are offering free broadcasts to share strength, comfort and unity with our community in Seattle and around the world during this uncertain time.

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
An extensive collection of spaces and places doing virtual museum tours, e-learning and more.

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