Scheduled Events for Kids from Outside Organizations
Live Story Times with Michelle Obama
“Mondays with Michelle Obama,” Story-Times with Penguin Random House and PBS KIDS Streaming on YouTube and Facebook, Start Monday, April 20, 12 Noon (ET)
PBS KIDS Youtube Channel
📚📖 Read-Along with PBS KIDS!
Fun live events from children’s book publisher, Barefoot Books
Click here for a more extensive schedule and for links to printable activity kits and sing-a-longs
Upcoming Barefoot Books Live Events:
- Wednesday, April 29 7:00pm EST | Barefoot Bedtime: Dump Truck Disco with Author Skye Silver! Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission — build a playground before sunrise! Listen to author Skye Silver read and sing aloud, and then stay tuned for the animation! You’ll have sweet disco dreams.
- Friday, May 1 3:00pm EST | Yoga Pretzels Friday: River Boat Ride Float down a rejuvenating yoga river with Teacher Jamaica Stevens from JAMaROO Kids. Your body will become a river, a boat, and a bridge!
- Monday, May 4 2:00pm EST | Mindful Moments Monday: Animal Antics
Take a break from your daily tasks with our Mindful Moments series. This week, let’s move like animals to help us transition from one activity to another.
MacKids Streaming Schoolhouse
Every day from April 27–30, kids can hear their favorite authors giving lessons in their favorite school subjects. Click here to register.
- Tuesday April 28 1pm EST | Science class with Angela Dominguez and Maris Wicks
- Wednesday April 29 1pm EST | Social Studies class with with Deborah Heiligman and Karen Blumenthal
- Thursday April 30 1pm EST | Language Arts Class with Remy Lai and Christian McKay Heidicker
Management and production company Gotham Group launched a Youtube reading room set to update every few days with new content. The channel is aimed at kids and will showcase upwards of 75 children’s authors, content creators, screenwriters, and performers reading their own work or their favorite book while sometimes giving a peek into their creative process. Gotham Reads kicks off with five videos:
- Writer/artist/gamer Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) reading his book Ted
- Author/illustrator Gris Grimly reading his version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm
- Novelist Jerry Spinelli reading his Stargirl
- Animator Butch Hartman (Fairly OddParents) reading the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham
- Actress AnnaSophia Robb (Little Fires Everywhere) reading The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak