Any Time Can Be Storytime

Posted on May 22, 2020

by Pam Okosun

It’s time to gear up for summer with fun, boredom-busting activities for kids. Try Kanopy Kids! Kanopy Kids is included with our free-with-your-library-card video streaming service. Here kids can enjoy animated storybooks along with other entertaining and educational films that will keep them engaged and learning.

Kanopy Kids offers more than 200 picture book titles that have been adapted as short films. Some, like Mo Willems’s Pigeon books, are fully animated. They all use the book’s original text, and music and sound effects accompany the narration. Check out other favorites like Chicken Little, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Corduroy, and Giraffes Can’t Dance.

The Kanopy Kids collection is specifically geared toward younger viewers with a focus on kids ages 2-8, and parents can choose to set up parental controls to make sure kids are viewing age-appropriate content on Kanopy. Access Kanopy Kids on your computer, television, or mobile device—a list of supported mobile and TV apps can be found here. Learn more about using Kanopy with this quick tutorial.

And here’s more good news! Play credits are not required in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in the curated collection for kids. After hearing a story on Kanopy Kids, don’t forget to report your minutes reading on the Google Form for Read for a Cause!

With Kanopy Kids, any time can be storytime!

Pam Okosun

Pam Okosun

Pam is a Community Engagement Librarian. She teaches library classes, plans programs, helps customers learn new technologies, and loves to discover what people are curious about. Outside the library, you might find her crocheting, playing the piano, or flying with her pilot husband.
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