Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Virtual Events Picks for Aug 17-23

Skype a Scientist, a family singalong, a stuffed animal sleepover & more

Join for a family singalong, Skype a Scientist about SPACE, a special sleepover with stuffies, and lots more virtual fun. Plus, get outside and enjoy a great book while taking a stroll with PopUp Storywalk!

Monday, August 17

Redmond Community Sing-Along. Gather family members and musical instruments (even homemade!) and get ready for a fun Zoom event each week until we can come together in person again. Live at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 18

Skype a Scientist! “Space” with Moiya McTier. Hear from an astrophysicist who studies planets outside of our solar system. She combines this passion with her interest in folklore. Wonder how? Check out this Skype a Scientist session and learn more! Live at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, August 19

Stuffy Sleepover! Throw on your PJs and grab your favorite stuffed animal to share on Zoom, and join for songs and bedtime stories. Live at 7 p.m.

Stay Home and READ!

Check out this awesome list of Must-Read Children’s Books on Diversity & Inclusion, cultivated and reviewed by KIDS! Use this list to guide your search at local libraries, or perhaps purchase a few to add to your home collection.

Thursday, August 20

Reading with Rover. Kids can read to a certified therapy dog, a calming experience for all parties, and build confidence in their reading skills. Pre-register for a session today between 4-5 p.m.

Bonus BIG KID Event!

MOHAI Rainy Day History Podcast. Written and produced by MOHAI Youth Advisors, a talented group of high school students, this podcast informs listeners of Seattle’s interesting and complicated history. Learn what it means to be a Seattleite through the eyes of young people! Broadcasts air on Thursdays at noon.

Friday, August 21

Mikey the Rad Scientist: Together At Home! This fun event brings science and nature to life through music and engaging teaching. This live show is interactive and promotes movement and learning. Live at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 22

Seattle Aquarium Live Otter and Seal Feedings. Watch as Seattle Aquarium staff feed the otters and seals, and also see them lounge and play. And, have you heard the Aquarium has reopened with COVID-19 precautions?! Exciting news. Daily feedings happen throughout the day and times listed can vary by about 20 minutes.

Sunday, August 23

PopUp Storywalk. Not virtual, but definitely a great way to get outside and still stay safe! Head outside of Newport Way Library in Bellevue to enjoy the story of “Bea’s Bees” and you take a walk around the story installation. Don’t forget to wear a mask! Visit any time through Aug. 27.

Bonus ANYTIME event!

Seattle Symphony’s Meet the Instruments! Join musicians and learn all about real instruments from the orchestra, like the cello, trumpet, and flute! These short (about 10-20 minute) tutorials are designed for kids, and serve as a wonderful introduction to the symphony. Learn more about Seattle’s Symphony’s virtual family programming here.