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Saturday, April 4
A Chelsea kids yoga studio shares playful classes live streamed on instagram (recorded classes available on YouTube) for free plus an extensive schedule on Zoom ($10). Classes offered a range of ages from babies to teens.
Oran Etkin, world renowned musician and founder of Timbalooloo Music, takes kids on a musical journey around the world, exploring the music of Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Mozart and much more through fun games, stories and songs.
Donations are welcome if you are able, but if not, come and join for free. Small-group interactive classes over Zoom also available.
Gather virtually with neighbors and people across the world to share the connective power of art and the vibrant creative community of Brooklyn. Features music, performances, art-making and more.
Join families in Austin and nationwide in a Facebook free live-stream for kids and their grownups featuring favorite kindie musicians such as Dan & Claudia Zanes.
Join free virtual birthday parties with experiential toy store CAMP. You can “invite” friends for a magic show, dancing, and a sing-a-long.
Also download their free weekly activity book.
Superstar Dolly Parton reads select books from her international book gifting program Imagination Library.
Join actor Josh Gad (aka Olaf) for a nightly storytime of favorite books.
Sunday, April 5
Rockefeller Center presents a curated program of free family-friendly entertainment and art-making. Participate in art workshops with Art Production Fund, live music from Rock and Roll Playhouse, puppet theatre from Puppetsburg, book readings from Simon & Schuster authors, demos from Never Stop Learning, and more great events accessible from home
Live every Sunday through April 26, via Facebook/Instagram/YouTube.
Chic indoor playspace Union Square Play brings their offerings online. Every day they offer one family activity, one kids’ video, and one online event for parents. Videos include local favorites Ramblin’ Dan, Puppetsburg, Baby & Me Workouts, Jam with Jaime, yoga and more.
This wonderful program for ages 2-4 years old comes online, utilizing materials you can find at home to explore works from the Guggenheim’s collection. Weekly Zoom sessions focus on a different theme and include art looking and hands-on art exploration.
NYC kids yoga program Yogi Beans offer virtual classes via Zoom. Classes are noncompetitive, non-judgmental, physically challenging, and a ton of fun. Suggested age range varies by day and time, from toddlers to tweens,
All programs are donation based with a minimum donation of $1 and a suggested donation of $12, with the majority of profits going to instructors.
Hang with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Amelia Mills and help her write songs. Featuring different themes and guests daily.
Engage, participate and enjoy Magic Evan’s interactive and boredom-busting magic show.
Monday, April 6
Join Kidville livestream experiences throughout the day including music, dance, and gymnastics for babies to 6 year olds.
Join NYC based children’s performer and guitarist Dan the Music Man for an online sing-along.
Tune in to @LincolnCenterNYC on Facebook Live every weekday at 10:00 am for a daily dose of creativity. Led by some of world’s best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms. Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and more. Recorded videos available afterwards.
Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum’s collections using shared PowerPoint presentations.
Grade levels vary by day with grades K-5 at 10 am and grades 5-12 at 2 pm. Themes include Families and Communities, The History of New York and Academy for American Democracy.
Professional artists lead families in song and dance in online offerings from an Astoria-based studio.
Get up and move, learn and play with beloved kindie rocker Laurie Berkner daily at 10 am. Her facebook page will also post one of her catchy, clever songs for a morning Berkner Breakfast (7am), an afternoon Berkner Break (3pm), and an evening Berkner Bedtime (7pm).
Join a New York Aquarium educator on Instagram live to talk about baby sea creatures. Sing along to animal songs and learn about water through an experiment with items found at home. Designed for children 5 and under, but open to animal lovers of all ages.
Join Penguin Kids for a read aloud and a fun activity, featuring classic and new pictre books After story time, partake in an activity and share your photos.
Friendly indoor playspace Union Square Play brings their offerings online in live music and arts classes.
Jam with Jamie and Mo’ Mommies have collaborated to create a unique musical experience for you and your children. Let your child lead you in their exploration of repurposed objects and thoughtful instruments we provide, and ultimately, find the curious child within yourself through this musical adventure.
Speech-Language Pathologist, Lizzie Gavin, has collaborated to integrate speech therapy techniques into the curriculum and thoughtful language usage.
Join a free live streamed Spanish class with sing-along, dancing, storytime and a puppet show.
Non-Spanish speakers welcome
Author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers reads his quirky, touching books and talking about some of the things that went into making it. Daily on Instagram live; the recordings will be up in his instagram stories for 24 hours after.
With Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator post daily videos with drawing, writing, art games and read alouds. Star Wars fans can get step-by-step instructions on making characters from his Jedi Academy series.
Mo Willems, author/illustrator the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, releases a new “Lunch Doodle” video each Monday at 1 pm (available all week). His livestream virtually invites learners of all ages” into his studio and encourage them to draw and write with him.
Willems is encouraging students to send him questions at [email protected], and he’ll try to answer some of the questions in his videos. The Elephant & Piggy collection is a great investment for getting through the next few weeks.
Join daily virtual classes taught by former American Ballet Theatre dancers, school faculty and teaching artists – all certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum. Explore musicality, foster creativity and imagination, and learn ballet fundamentals.
ABTots (Ages 2–4): Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 am
Primary (Ages 5–8): Mondays & Wednesdays at 2 pm