|RESOURCES FOR ADULTS to use for kids
50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12
From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid’s library. Others open kids’ minds to cultures beyond their own. And some are modern releases that have the timeless quality of classics — the kinds that get handed down to siblings and passed around classrooms. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. (We’ve included a few rated best for 12 and up for the precocious readers out there!)
Read Aloud Books from StoryLine Online
If you want your kids doing something educational but you are trying to work and parent at the same time, this is an excellent and entertaining resource. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
Although Broadway is currently closed, those of us who love theater don’t have to go entirely without it. Here are a variety of plays and musical available to watch online.
Movie Lists categorized by Age and Rating from Common Sense Media
Many of us are using this time of social distancing to expose our children to movies, maybe some old favorites from our own childhoods. Need some help jogging your memory or moving beyond the obvious options? Common Sense Media editors help you choose the best movies for kids and are rated to help you decide whether they’re age-appropriate for your family.
List of Educational Shows on Netflix generated by actual teachers
What are the best educational Netflix shows? A group of teachers have gathered the top 30 currently streaming.