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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

AUDIBLE KIDS

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.

 

STREAMING STORYTIMES

Broadway Song/Storytime

Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters. Recommended age 2–6 years old. Space is limited, so sign up as…

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Oliver Jeffers Storytime

Author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers reads his quirky, touching books and talks about some of the things that went into making it. Daily on Instagram live; the recordings will be up in…

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Draw Every Day With JJK

Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka postd 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.

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Dan Gutman Reads ‘My Weird School’

Dan Gutman, author of the popular My Weird School series (and Upper West Side resident) reads from his hilarious books daily at 2 pm on Facebook live.

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Creative Clubhouse Stories

Join New York City Children’s Theater Teaching Artist, Caitlyn, for Creative Clubhouse Stories – a digital, interactive & accessible storytime class that mixes books you love with theater games your…

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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…

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Moosiki Kids Sinalong

Join musical storytime with Moosiki Kids fostering a love of reading at a young age with stories and sing along for kids 5 and under. Join on Zoom to sing,…

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