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Supplemental Resources for Families Learning at Home - Music, Movement, Mindfulness, and More!

Looking for something to read, watch, or do? We've got you covered! We have intentionally tried to keep these lists small, but representative of the best virtual resources out there (we know there's a lot to sift through). You can find additional resources on the Kids page under "Resources For" and on our Learning Resources page.

Read-Aloud Resources

Various websites and channels featuring read-alouds of favorite books. 

Storytime Online

KidLit TV

Audible - Kids listen for free!

Read, Wonder, and Learn

Brightly Storytime

Storytime From Space

International Children's Digital Library

Jbrary Online Resource List (their Youtube channel is also full of songs and rhymes)!

Kids Ask Authors


We also encourage you to check out Kanopy and Hoopla for streaming read-alouds and digital picture books, and Libby for a great selection of audiobooks! The library subscribes to these services so that you don't have to. 

Activities to Try At Home

Science experiments, yoga, dance videos, and more. Enjoy!

Nature Quest - monthly outdoor challenges based in Southern Indiana

Wonderopolis Daily fun facts and more

Adventure class with Ben Fogle

Daily P.E. class with Joe Wicks (watch the archived videos; live ones air at 4 a.m. our time!)

Let's Move: Staying Active for Kids from LadyBoss

Museum at Home with Indianapolis Children's Museum

Cosmic Kids Yoga

GoNoodle videos, games, and more

The Busy Toddler

Construction and Building Projects and Activities for Kids

Stay Home with Candlewick Press - book themed activities with your favorite characters

A Beginner's Guide to Coding and Programming

Raspberry Pi - for more fun coding ideas and projects, including some great step by step beginner projects in Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python

Mental Health Resources for Children

Resources for talking to children about COVID19 and for coping with anxiety and stress. 

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles).

When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  - FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Talking to Children About the Coronavirus from the Child Mind Institute

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety (all ages) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Local and State Resources

Indiana State Library Virtual Tour

Virtual Children's Programming from BCPL

Our children's staff have been hard at work to bring you online storytimes, singalongs, mindful moments, clubs, and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or visit our YouTube page to spend time with Ms. Kate, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Lindsey.