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Online Learning, Reading & Inspiration

Learning & Reading for Kids

  • Diverse BookFinder: A comprehensive collection of children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC).
  • Duolingo: Learn a language for free. Forever.
  • Family Literacy First: ABC Life Literacy Canada has created stories and activities to bring families together to celebrate and practice their literacy skills and encourage daily learning.
  • Word Games & Quizzes (Merriam-Webster): Tons of free word games for all ages, including crosswords, word searches, and quizzes.
  • World Book Wizard: World Book Online has launched Wizard, an adaptive learning resource for math, science, social studies, and language arts.

Storytelling, Songs & Activities

  • Children’s Story Podcasts: This list of shows for kids from ages 2 through 12 are all available for free on nearly any podcast app.
  • Knowledge Kids: Offers hundreds full-length episodes of high-quality children’s programming.
  • Planet Pilkey: For fans of Dav Pilkey, this webpage has links to the author’s latest projects, his online Comic Club, How to Draw videos, and more!
  • Storyline Online®: Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
  • Story Time from Space: Astronauts from the International Space Station read children’s books in outer space for children on earth to listen to.
  • 1, 2, 3 on chante! This YouTube channel features French language nursery rhymes, lullabies, and fingerplays. New videos are published every second Friday.

Arts & Culture for Adults