Get your kids off screens and learning by listening with these entertaining (and educational) audio options. See our favorite kindie music for more listening options.

Wow in the World

Join hosts Guy Raz and the hilarious Mindy Thomas on a journey into the wonders of the world. Go inside brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology - with lots of wacky fun along the way. One of our family's faves.



Story Pirates

This absurdist sketch comedy show based on stories written by kids features original music and celebrity special guests. Young listeners are invited to submit their own stories that might be brought to live in the podcast or a future live show.

Find comprehensive activity guides for each episode online with recipes, poetry lessons, and more.


Circle Round

Hear sound- and music-rich radio plays geared towards kids ages 4 to 10 based on folktales from around the world. Explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity with guest stage and screen stars. Each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Ear Snacks

Kindie musicians Andrew & Polly and their friends consider music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast enjoyable for kids and grown-ups. Developmentally appropriate & absurdist but never untrue.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Learn about extraordinary, inspiring women women in a podcast based on global best-selling book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (a great purchase for indoor days). Features famous leaders like Harriet Tubman and RBG as well as lesser known heroes from around the world.



Find hundreds of free audio books handpicked by Audible editors. Choose from a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18. Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian selections also available.


Storyline Online 

Watch videos of celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Also watch astronauts on the International Space Station read stories to and conduct science experiments at Storytime from Space.



Transit Tots

Join New York Transit Museum educators for transit-themed songs, stories and activities for the youngest transportation fans. Videos of past sessions available.


Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.


Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Enjoy Met’s popular storytime from home. Join museum educators every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Virtually explore the galleries after at the MetKids website (or reserve a timed ticket to visit in person).


Griffins, Goblets, and Gold: A Wizarding Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fable & Lark’s magical arts tour of the Metropolitan Museum goes virtual. Look at places and spaces that might remind you of those you of those in a wizard’s school or village, plus make connections between art and wizardly activities. Discussion and activities – mischief guaranteed.

You can also choose your own dates and times…


Books of Wonder Author Events

Join author and illustrators to celebrate their new books as they share their creations and answer questions from the audience during a live feed. Features picture books, chapter books and YA novels.

Pick up the books in person at one of this beloved book store’s locations (42 West 17th St & 217 West 84th St)…


Books of Wonder Bookseller Chats

Join knowledgeable staff members of the beloved children’s bookstore for overviews of new releases and divse into a specific area of the kid lit world.


From the 1 to the Q: Exploring NYC’s Subway System

Eplore forms of transportation and New York City’s subway system with the Skyscraper Museum. After a read-aloud of Christoph Niemann’s picture book Subway in English and Spanish, create subway signs and posters inspired by NYC’s transit art.


Be Like Rosie Revere, Become Your Own Engineer

Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer proves that sometimes the greatest engineers make mistakes. After a reading of Beaty’s book, through a series of trial-and-error, kids will create their own inventions. Presented by the Skyscraper Museum.


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