Just because kids are home 24/7, they don’t have to spend their days with their faces buried in Fortnite and YouTube. There are more productive ways to pass the time with those electronic devices. With the nation on lockdown, virtual enrichment programs are popping up everywhere. We rounded up some of our favorites for you.
Music with Patrick
Mon-Fri, 6pm; Monday 10am; Saturday 10am.
Mr. Patrick is giving daily performances on Facebook Live. Just go the Music With Patrick Facebook page and be ready to have fun. Song requests and birthday shout-outs encouraged.
Most Weekdays at 10am
Join Laurie Berkner on Facebook for live performaces of her catchy, kid-friendly tunes.
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30am
Live-streaming singalongs featuring their funny and educational music.
New content added Wednesdays
Need a few ideas on how to bring legos to life at home? New activities and building videos are added every Wednesday.
Monster Art School
Weekdays 2-2:45 (ages 8-12)
Weekdays 3-3:45 (ages 13+)
Free art classes for kids via Facebook live. Kids can learn to draw monsters, dragons, wolves, goblins and more. Catch videos on Youtube as well.
LunchDoodles with Mo Willems
Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES. The three-week run, all 15 episodes and their downloadable activities, are archived here.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Lincoln Center Concerts for Kids & Popup Classrooms
Visit the Lincoln Center Facebook page for lively, kid-friendly concerts as well as art classes, music classes and more.
Trio Kids Musical Bingo Dance Party
Wednesdays starting April 1, 2020.
Sign up here ($10 fee). Prizes include Amazon & Amex gift cards, game night basket, Ubereats gift card basket, Ryan eggs and more.
Disney Magical Moments
Enjoy Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic with stories, videos, and activities to inspire imagination and discovery among kids, fans, and families alike.
Let’s Dance with Kiddie Wonderland Characters
Thursdays at 11am
Kiddie Wonderland characters will lead your kids in some dancing and exercises. Each week will be a new character. Join the Kiddie Wonderland Facebook page and join the live video.
Penguin Kids Live Story Time
Weekdays at 11:15am via Facebook
Pete the Cat with author James Dean
Weekdays at noon via Instagram
Lavar Burton of Reading Rainbow
Mondays at noon for kids; Wednesdays at 6pm for teens via Twitter
Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen)
Weeknights at 7pm via Twitter
Good Night with Dolly Parton
Thursdays at 7pm
Different celebrities read books to kids via Instagram. New videos are posted throughout the day.
Dav Pilkey at Home (author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man)
New episodes posted Fridays at 8am
Book Reading in Your PJ’s with Ms. Tara
Every Monday at 7pm
Storytime with Librarians at the New York Public Library