Virtual Summer Reading Activities for Ages 0-5

Get excited and participate in summer reading for ages 0-5 from the comfort of your home! Joining summer reading can strengthen early literacy skills in young children. These skills set the stage for success when they enter school by making it easier to learn to read and write. Sing, talk, read, write and play with your little learner every day!

Support early literacy and bring the fun of summer reading home with the following activities.

Remember, these activities count toward the completion of the summer reading passport so you can enter to win a special drawing!

Recorded Storytimes, opens a new window

It can be a challenge getting into the library for a storytime. Why not participate at your own pace by watching a recorded storytime at home? Browse our large selection of recorded early literacy-focused storytimes and join your child in singing songs, chanting rhymes, enjoying puppets and so much more!

Colorado Libraries for Early (CLEL) Literacy StoryBlocks

Rhymes, songs and languages, oh my!

Storyblock videos are sorted into different categories. Watch videos showing songs to sing, or spoken rhymes. Offered in various languages such as English, Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Italian and Russian. The videos are also divided into three age ranges: babies (birth-24 months), toddlers (2-3 years) and preschoolers (4-5 years). Find the right video to follow along and build pre-reading skills with your child!


TumbleBooks features interactive, animated stories, puzzles and games. There are stories by well-known authors, original stories, classic fairy tales, puzzles and games in English, Spanish, French. Stories can play automatically or click through at your own pace. A mobile version is available. Some bilingual stories are also available.

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Have questions? Need support diving into a specific parenting topic or theme? Your Child and Family library service librarians are here to help with virtual, phone and in-person appointments available. 

Looking for virtual activities for a different age group? Discover virtual summer reading activities for kids ages 6-12 and teens ages 12-18.