Bookish Activities for Yourself and the Kiddos during Quarantine

Posted by Jolene Barto on

As we’re all huddled close in our homes in order to keep each other safe and healthy, you may found that you picked up some responsibilities. These responsibilities probably include becoming teacher/entertainer for your kiddos during Quarantine. Whether you have your own kids or are thinking of little ones who are quarantined elsewhere, know what's a great way to bond AND learn? Trying out some bookish activities during quarantine season!

So, I’ve put together a list of some great bookish activities and resources that might not only teach and delight your kids, but also might entertain you as well:

1. Your local library

Just because it isn’t possible to visit a library in person right now doesn’t mean you have to stop reading; libraries are offering virtual and online experiences that allow you to engage on multiple literary levels:

  • Many libraries offer digital downloads of ebooks and audiobooks through online rental programs, such as Hoopla, Overdrive, RBdigital, and others. This is a great way to get immediate access to books that you AND your kiddo will love.
  • Tune in for live performances and readings that your library might offer. Here in Page Chaser headquarters/Nashville, our local library is offering virtual story times and even puppet shows that ANYONE can view.

2. Goodnight with Dolly

Dolly Parton is forever the queen of good will, and she made no exception during our current crisis. Not only did she donate one million dollars to help fund COVID cure and treatment research, but she is also hosting a virtual storytime for kiddos every night. So, snuggle up with your little nugget and let Dolly read you both a story!

bookish activities during quarantine

3. Audible Stories for Kids

When the schools closed, Audible opened up its “doors” for free downloads of audiobooks for kiddos. You can stream and listen to tons of audiobook titles that kids and teens (and you as well) will love, all for absolutely zero dollars. Way to go, Audible.

4. Listen to some audiobooks that might spark some caregiving inspiration

There TONS of resources out there for those of us who have found themselves homeschooler/teacher/caregiver all of a sudden, but I love these books/audiobooks because they offer the angle of how literature can really teach the entire family life skills and lessons:

The Read-Along Family by Sarah Mackenzie

Memory-Making Mom by Jessica Smartt

Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon

So, what about you? Do you have any bookish activities that you plan on doing during quarantine?

Check out some more Page Chaser posts for reading ideas and inspiration:

Book Series that You Should Start If You’re Stuck at Home

Books for When You’re Feeling Anxious

Famous Literary Brothers: The Best and The Worst

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