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Children's Digital Library

A curated list of digital adventures for children from your Palmerston North City Librarians.
We will be updating this list as we find more exciting things to explore. Check back for new activities. Take a look at all of the Digital Resources. Or check our Facebook page for virtual storytimes and other goodies.

Children's Storytime & Viewing


City Library's List of Things to Learn Our very own collection of digital adventures, activities, and downloadable PDF tutorials.

Te Papa's Downloadable Activity Books Learn about languages, holidays, and even the colossal squid in these interactive activity books.

Children's University Online Activities A curated selection of Children's online activities from around the world. Great for 7-14 year olds.

DOC Children's Conservation Activities Explore your backyard, play games and do crafts with these conservation themed activities.

School Kits Ideas to Steal Fun and interesting at home activity ideas for New Zealand kids from the makers of School Kits.

Read & Write

James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends Taika Waititi is stepping aboard a certain giant peach, and he's invited some rather unexpected friends along for this Roald Dahl adventure.

Goodnight with Dolly Parton Join Dolly Parton in inspiring the love of books and shared storytime in her weekly read-aloud series.

Harry Potter at Home Books, crafts, puzzles and more from the world of Harry Potter.

Hachette New Zealand Activity Sheets Explore your favourite children's books in a different way with these book-inspired activity sheets.

My Lock Down Diary Christchurch scribbler Stephen McCarthy has created a diary template for kids to fill in during lockdown.

RNZ Storytime Radio New Zealand's collection of free children's audio books. All written and produced in New Zealand.

Storyline Online Listen to celebrated actors read children’s books with creatively produced illustrations.

Colour & Draw

Dav Pilkey at Home Captain Underpants and Dog Man author and illustrator Dav Pilkey has drawing activities, videos and more.

Glenn Jones Art Colouring & Paper Craft Over 40 free downloadable kiwiana inspired, Glenn Jones designed paper crafts and colouring.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems invites you into his studio every day to doodle together.


NanoGirl's Lab Enjoy a new science experiment every day with NanoGirl. This requires a subscription. If a subscription isn't in you budget you can apply for free access.

NASA STEM @ Home Space and science themed crafts, experiments, puzzles and games for kids.

Scratch Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

She Can Code A free 5-week programme to learn about UN Sustainable Development goals, think up an idea to solve a problem, design your own product, and prototype a solution. For ages 9+ or younger with help from an adult.

TinkerCAD An easy-to-use 3D CAD digital design tool. Design and create 3D models, circuits, and more.

Watch & Sing

Te Reo Sing Along Author Sharon Holt introduces a Te Reo Singalong Book a day with pronunciation guides, songs, videos and activities.

Kath Bee Songs4kids New Zealand Children's Entertainer Kath Bee shares videos of some of her favourite songs.

HeiHei Children's shows, stories, games and music from Aotearoa and around the world that will spark children’s imaginations. From NZ on Air and TVNZ.

School at Home

Any Questions Chat Chat online with a New Zealand Librarian to get help with your school work.

Kauwhata Reo Te Reo Māori educational resources to help you on your journey.

Learning from Home The Ministry of Education's page with learning resources for school-aged children.

Khan Academy Free personalised learning resources with daily schedules and resources for students ages 2-18.


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