Online Resources For Bored Children

Where the world's best Storytellers inspire a love of reading in children.

Storyline Online is a free for parents—and of course children!  This is a collection of streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud.  Among the many actors lending their time and talent to Storyline Online are Kevin Costner, Melissa Gilbert, Christian Slater, Viola Davis, Kristen Bell, and dozens more. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day.

Click here to view the website: Storyline Online

More Storytimes!!!

Oliver Jeffers Stay At Home Story Time - Jeffers, a children's author, read one of his stories online every day.
Picture Book Read Alouds - this is made up of authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in other languages.
Read, Wonder, and Learn - this is a lot of authors sharing lessons, excerpts, etc from their book

Arts and Crafts!!

Draw Every Day With JJK - Draw Along With Children's Book Illustrator, Jarrett Krosoczka
Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page lots of print outs/activities that encourage creativity and story creation - I think a fun thing to do would be to pick a certain page and encourage all kids (and adults!) to work on it and then have them tag the library on social media in their finished work.
Online Activities with Emily ArrowEmily Arrow is a songwriter, author, and YouTube artist known for her literacy-inspired ukulele music for young people.

Calendar of Online Events!
An online calendar of KidLit events, including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online.
Free Online Events and Activities for Kids At Home - provides families with a suggested schedule to keep a sense of routine going as well as links to activities and resources.

Online Newsletters, Lesson Plans and Mailing Lists Full of Activities!
Reading Connects Us: A newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
Authors Everywhere - A YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work, will also, hopefully, host panels and other discussions.
Scholastic’s Learn at Home - Daily lesson plans that include books from Weston Woods, activities, and more
Junior Library Guild Free Resources - Books and other materials for elementary, middle school, and high school students