Check Out These Artists Who are Offering Online Programs for Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis

Guest post by Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR

  • The top-rated and award-winning Story Pirates Podcast offers amazing content for kids, with hundreds of hours of story fun… all based on kids’ ideas. Story Pirates are launching a daily radio show, Story Pirates Radio, featuring fan-favorite songs, play-at-home games, hilarious bits, and listener call-in kid interviews to keep kids busy in between podcast episodes. They will also post live-streamed creative writing lessonscalled Story Sparks, taught by expert Story Pirates teachers.
  • PJ Library offers a plethora of sounds and activity ideas on their “Resources for Quarantined Families” page. Every school day,  PJ Library posts a “Read Aloud” session featuring a picture book. Watch for these at 11 am and 1 pm ET on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Alastair Moock, who had planned to release his socially conscious Be A Pain: An Album for Young (And Old) Leaders at his showcase during the now-cancelled Kindiecomm, is hosting several Facebook Live sing-along and educational “virtual assembly” sessions..
  • Justin Roberts launched a “Stuck at Home” activity page , and he will be hosting Facebook Live concerts every morning through March.
  • Brady Rymer is hosting “Live From Brady’s House” Facebook Live concerts. The first will be this Saturday, March 21st at 11am ET.
  • Latin Grammy winners Lucky and Alisha from The Lucky Band are posting 10-minute daily family jam sessions most mornings at 10 am PT on Facebook
  • Multiple Grammy winner Bill Harley is offering free virtual mini-concerts starting on Friday, March 20th, and then every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm ET. All the news will post at:
  • 123 Andres is offering bilingual Spanish/English YouTube Live videos. The Latin Grammy winning duo posted the first earlier this week:, and more are coming at 2 pm PT/ 5 pm ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • This week, Coy Bowles (of Zac Brown Band fame) launched Facebook Live sing-along and creative writing sessions every day at about 4 pm ET. In May, Coy plans to release his first children’s album, Music for Tiny Humans, along with a social-emotional learning kit from Lakeshore Learning.
  • Aaron Nigel Smith will begin offering free online concerts at 10:30 am each Friday, starting on March 20th:
  • Roger Day kicked off his Facebook Live concerts on March 17th with “Dream Big”
  • Suzi Shelton hostFacebook Live sing-along sessions. The most recent posted on March 14th
  • On a light-hearted note, The Okee Dokee Brothers posted a spontaneous (and well loved) video PSA encouraging kids not to touch their face, and Bill Harley‘s “Wash Your Hands/ Lavate las manos” is enjoying a healthy resurgence! The song was written a few years back for Rhode Island Public TV. Bill is offering the song for free right now. Here’s the video:

Make the most out of your weekend!

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