12 to 14

Finn Caspian logo

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Finn, his friends and their pet robots discover uncharted planets, help aliens in far-off galaxies, and take tips from listeners back on Earth as they try to solve the universe’s great mysteries in this serialized podcast for kids.

Ages 6-14

Americas Test Kitchen Kids logo

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Activities, quizzes, recipes, and more to teach kids about food and cooking! 

Ages 6-17



authorfy logo

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Authorfy brings readers and writers closer together through interactive video master classes, fun downloadable activities, and exciting after-school club resources.

Ages 9-14

Authors Everywhere logo

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On this channel, you’ll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. 

Ages 9-14

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Video clips, facts, and short essays covering a variety of science topics. 

Ages 9-14



But Why logo

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But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers.

Ages 6-14

Debs Virtual Art School

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Artist Deborah Putnoi is streaming live art classes on Facebook at 1pm CST most days of the week. Visit her Facebook page to get up-to-date class schedules. 

Ages 12-17

The Kid SHould See This

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A collection of 4,300+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. 

Ages 9-14


Kids Ask Authors logo

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Hear author Grace Lin and a guest author answer a new kid question each week.  

Ages 9-14

Mini-Lessons from Melissa Stewart 

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Science book and nonfiction author Melissa Stewart has video mini-lessons to learn more about the writing process.

Ages 9-14



The Past and the Curious logo

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This podcast shares true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people in an easily accessible and diverse manner.

Ages 6-14





Poetry Read Aloud: Nikki Grimes

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Children’s poet Nikki Grimes reads selections from her verse novel, Words With Wings.   

Ages 9-14

Online Learning Toolbox 

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Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning together at home.

Ages 6-14

Santat Online Survival School for the Pandemic Santant Online Survival School logo

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Earn badges. Learn skills. Don’t panic! 

Ages 6-14

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Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions about topics that make us ask "why?" and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds. 

Ages 6-14



Science Friday logo

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Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners. 

Ages 9-17





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Smash Boom Best is a debate show podcast for kids and families. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs? Pizza versus Tacos?

Ages 6-14

Snake Discovery

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Emily from Snake Discovery is an SSP Library favorite. We learn so much about snakes and reptiles when she comes to visit. Learn more through her fun and educational YouTube Channel! 

Ages 9-17


Stop Motion Kids Camp logo

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Learn to create stop motion animation in this course from Trisha Zemp. Follow the directions in the post to get FREE access to the camp. 

Ages 9-17


Stump the Naturalist

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Join Three Rivers Park District to see if you can stump one of their naturalists, Wednesdays at 10:15am CST. 

Ages 9-14

Toon Books logo

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Check out The Professor Garfield Toon Books Reader, which allows your child to read or listen to several Toon Books in English, Spanish, French, Russian, or Chinese. 

Ages 6-14





Write On! Wednesdays Childrens Theatre Company logo

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In Write On! Wednesday plays professional actors will perform stories written by YOUR child(ren)! Visit them on Facebook to see how your child(ren) can submit a story. 

Ages 6-14