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

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.

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Loving Math

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for a wacky workshop designed for rising kindergarteners through third graders. Enjoy stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event.

Presented by the Museum of Math.

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Sorytime with Santa

Join Santa for a virtual story time from the North Pole. Santa has some special surprises in store to make this extra magical.

Presented by Mommmy Mingle and Buy Buy Baby (includes $15 store credit). Limited spots; RSVP in advance.

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Bookshop Young Readers Event

Join STEM Authors Isabel Thomas + Gabrielle Balkan for a highly interactive presentation complete with super-rad activities, loads of fun facts, and a Q&A. An excellent look at how beautifully the sciences and arts overlap.

Additional book-related activities available for download.

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Train Tales and Crafts

Celebrate New-York Historical Society’s annual Holiday Express exhibition with all things trains via zoom. Join a hello song, silly movement activities, a train-themed story book reading, and a train-themed craft to do at home.

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