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.

 

LISTEN: WOW IN THE WORLD

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.

LISTEN: STORY PIRATES

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

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling

Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling, usually at the beloved Central Park statue moves online. Enjoy a virtual lineup of the celebrated Danish author’s most classic fairytales, recounted by the HCA’s celebrated…

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Story Pirates Creator Camp

Local impov troupe Story Pirates partners with Random House Children’s Books for world’s silliest online summer camp, where kids use their awesome imaginations to take them anywhere they want to…

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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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Broadway Song/Storytime

Broadway stars share favorite stories along with some singing and wiggling to favorite songs. Presented by Broadway Babysitters. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can. Also…

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Met Opera Global Summer Camp

Join operatic adventures based on a weekly-kid-friendly opera (available to watch online Wednesday-Friday). Join interactive online informational sessions, arts & crafts, artist chats, opera story time, camper showcases and printable…

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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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Family Legacy Camp

Make a memento your family will treasure for years to come. In a 3-day online camp, Vita Story Club and Empowering the Ages creatively engage older and younger members of…

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