Library Children's Programs
We provide a wide range of free online resources for children that include:
You may be required to login with your library card number and PIN. If you don’t have a library card, sign up for a free online membership. You can visit us when we reopen to collect your card.
The library has produced content for all ages to support safety, including cyber safety videos and tips, mental health online resources, and more. There is a dedicated section for children and youth aged 5-25 years. View the Cyber Safety page
The City of Greater Dandenong has worked with Dandenong Primary School to share a message of harmony and kindness that is particularly relevant as we face the global health crisis related to COVID-19.
When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga these classes are the way to go. Each 20 or 40-minute class is jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves and fun games. This is sure to leave the kids and parents feeling great!
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Get moving with these clean pop songs and dance workshops.
Enjoy these soccer workouts at home - rain hail or shine.
Resources for every stage of learning to meet Victorian curriculum.
Stream your favourite ABC Kids shows. There are also online games, ideas for simple crafts and recipes to create at home, and a selection of printable colouring sheets.
Designed for Victorian students and their teachers.
It provides access to:
Full list of online resources to support home learning as recomended by homeschooling parents.
The Australian Government eSafety Commissioner has produced resources for Early Years eSafety. Find here posters, booklets, family technology agreement templates, PlaySchool's special online safety episode, and more - all designed to support you in keeping your family safe online.
Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, available for free, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
Content from Authors
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!
Rod Campbell - Dear Zoo
Author of Billie B Brown, Sally is running a free Holiday Program and competitions
The webpage ‘Pigeon Presents’ contains lots of fun activities relating to Mo Willems' 'Pigeon' series (e.g. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus).
The webpage ‘World of David Walliams’ contains lots of fun activities relating to author David Walliams' work.
Here you will see "books" of stories - in Auslan. Deaf and hearing people of all ages who use Auslan can enjoy a wide range of stories. May it be a fantasy story, a true story or a science-fiction story. Enjoy a short story or a long story divided by chapters just like a written novel.
'Storyline Online' is producing YouTube videos with celebrities reading picture books, storytelling with animation, and more.
Australian resource with quality books and associated learning activities
Storytime Craft Resources
Download this colouring-in sheet to follow along with libraries' team member Dionyy as she reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written and illustrated by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.
Download this colour-in sheet to follow along with Patient Paws’ duo Gemma and her dog buddy George as they read Things You Never Knew About Dogs written and illustrated by Giles Paley-Phillips and Seb Braun.
Check out this amazing online Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas jigsaw puzzle. You can make it as hard or easy as you like.
Resources for STEAM Festival
Scratch - learn to code and explore others creations
Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages.
Missing Code Club? 100s of fun, step-by-step projects to make games, websites, art and more.
MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes.
Moonhack is for anyone who is curious to give coding a try. There are coding projects for all levels of experience, from beginners through to advanced. When you’ve finished all the projects, you can print a certificate of participation.
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
Let your children’s creativity flow and join us for new crafty hands on activities released each week. Crafternoons are designed to foster important creative skills and beat the boredom as we spend more time together indoors.
Endless entertainment for children of any age interested in crafty afternoons and inspiring theatre made by children, for children, all available from the comfort of your home.
Virtual museum tours plus Scienceworks at home - STEM resources.
The Sydney Zoo (Wild Life) uploads livestreams and videos available via their Facebook page.
The Hellenic Museum Education Program has developed a digital outreach program to support and engage children at home. This program is free and is called the Argonauts Club Digital Engagement Program.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has moved online, and has put together fun 'active virtual content' - if you want to do something active online, check out these great ideas.
Museums Victoria and Kinderling Kids Radio have partnered together to produce a podcast series titled The Fact Detectives. The Fact Detectives brings Museums Victoria’s research and collections to life with exciting facts from experts.
National Museum Australia has put together a huge selection of crafts and activities you can do from home. Check out the Gold Rush Game, the Time Capsule craft, or the Bogong Moth craft, just to start you off!
Culture24, a UK cultural support organisation, has curated a free and safe collection of games, videos, and museums and galleries content in its UK-based portal Show Me.
Explore content from the UK's Science Museum, Science and Industry Museum, National Science and Media Museum, National Railway Museum and Locomotion.
Explore images and videos straight from space through NASA's website.