Even pre-coronavirus, all you’ve needed to access the Hoopla streaming service (packed with films, audiobooks, shows and more) is your Springfield–Greene Country Library card number. Right now, you can search the platform for entertainment that leans toward enrichment, like tons of children’s books and educational shows like Wild Kratts.
The Moxie’s longstanding kid-friendly event Moxie Mornings has become a virtual event, offering themed intros to film for kids ages 2 to 6. Sign up for the Moxie Kids newsletter to register for Moxie Mornings.
National Tiger Sanctuary
Tiger Time at Home is offered Mondays on Facebook Live (the next one is on April 6), allowing kids to learn about the sanctuary’s big cats and ask their keepers questions.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
It’s not local, but it’s worth mentioning: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering daily Home Safari videos on Facebook Live, teaching kids about a different animal each day.
Springfield Regional Arts Council
The SRAC is offering free downloadable kits for at-home arts education that teach kids about famous artists and their work and suggesting simple art projects that can be done with household supplies.