The American Academy of Pediatrics provides tips that can help you teach your child to build healthy relationships with technology and media, including the recommendation that parents engage in screen use along with their children to “encourage[s] social interactions, bonding, and learning.” Explore the websites and apps below to find content to help you and your child learn together.
Diversity Book Lists and Activities for Teachers and Parents: Multicultural Children’s Book Day maintains this excellent book list that represent the breadth and depth of diversity in America and around the world. This page also includes some resources for teaching that could be used at home.
PBS Kids Read-Alongs: Celebrities and authors read their favorite children’s books out loud.
Hair Love: An award-winning short film based on the book by Matthew A. Cherry.
Storyline Online: Actors read their favorite stories online, with a wide selection of picture books available.
PBS Kids online: Apps, information for parents, educational and fun videos, games and more related to some of your favorite PBS characters and shows, even for those in the elementary grades.
SesameStreet.org: Games, videos, art, and more utilizing beloved Sesame Street characters to keep kids learning online.
Happy Clicks: Free online games for toddlers through kindergarten.
Turtle Diary: Free online games for preschoolers. Flash must be enabled to play.
Kahn Academy Kids: Grades PreK-2, free app for iOS and Android. Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, socioemotional development, problem-solving, and motor development, plus open-ended activities.
If you’re looking for screen-free opportunities to help your baby grow, the AAP’s parenting website HealthyChildren.org offers Simple Ways to Entertain & Boost Your Baby’s Development at Home.