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Activities for Kids during COVID-19 Closings: Reading

Here are some possible activities to do with your kids at home while schools are cancelled.

Reading Activities

  • Storyline Online: Watch famous actors and actresses read picture books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for students in grades K-5.

  • Let's Keep Reading LivBits: List of author read-alouds and also includes art-related activities

  • Storytime with Ryan & Craig: Fun, engaging read-alouds from two actors

  • Kate Messner: Author Kate Messner shares videos from authors and illustrators, reading aloud and talking about their work

  • Emily Arrow: Librarian Emily Arrow shares singalongs with music and stories on her YouTube channel

  • Story Time From Space: Astronauts read stories from space

  • Calendar of "Livestreamed Events during the Great Staycation"--includes authors reading

  • Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board

  • Oxford Owl for Home: site from Oxford University Press that focuses primarily on helping parents help children learn to read

  • Audible.com: This Amazon site is providing free, instant streaming for kids of stories in six different languages--English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.  This includes the complete Harry Potter series and stories from toddlers through teens as well as literary classics.