Learning Resources: Early Literacy

Grimm, Grimmer,Grimmest Podcast A “wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast” by children’s author Adam Gidwitz!

Storytime From Space Astronauts reading stories from SPACE!

Mac Barnett’s Instagram Live daily book readings!

Mr. Jon & Friends Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30 am for 2 weeks!

Kids Ask Authors Podcast A podcast by children’s author Grace Lin! Listen to episodes and submit questions, book reviews, or jokes! The podcast will be releasing 3 special episodes per week!

WXXI: Learning at Home

Khan Academy Free online learning and test prep for all ages.

Jbrary Storytime Online Resources Links to online storytimes, yoga classes, podcasts, and more!

Storyline Online Children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 grade studentsto do at home.

Kate Messner’s collection of videos from children’s authors, including read-alouds and writing and drawing mini-lessons.

Giant Spreadsheet of children’s authors offering content for kids.

Sesame Street at Home!

Virtual Story Times!

2:00 p.m. – Stay at Home Story Time, a -20 min. picture book read-aloud with Oliver Jeffers (Lost and Found author) (Instagram Live @oliverjeffers, uploaded to YouTube after).

2:00 p.m. – Brightly Storytime, a 5-10 min. picture book read-aloud (YouTube @Brightly Storytime).

3:00 p.m. – Mac Barnett (Triangle) reads one of his picture books (Instagram Live @MacBarnett).

3:00 p.m. – Jeff Norton reads a chapter, a 5-10 min. read of his sci-fi adventure novel Alienated (YouTube @Jeff Norton).

9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Josh Gad (voice of Olaf from Frozen) will virtually read a picture book as a bedtime story (Twitter @JoshGad)