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Stories with Clever Hedgehog is a safe, engaging digital space for children from birth to 10 years of age with free picture ebooks, folktales, arts & crafts, games, music, and free printable activities in Ukrainian and English.

If your kids need to use the Internet, think of Clever Hedgehog!

Parents' Picks Awards 2024 to Clever Hedgehog

Meet Clever Hedgehog

Immerse your children in Stories with Clever Hedgehog and help them learn while having fun! 

This website allows you to read or listen to ebooks, learn fun facts and childish news, be creative with free coloring pagescrafts projects, and PDF activity materials for extracurricular activities, participate in funny contests, learn games to play with family and friends, and many more activities to explore.

We hope you will visit Clever Hedgehog often and tell your friends about us. 

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What We Do

In solidarity with all Ukrainian families, we created this website to promote children’s learning in fun ways and support children’s development during difficult times. Many Ukrainian families now live in different parts of the world, while others are in Ukraine. But wherever you are, you will be able to use this site.  Even during disruptions to daily life, learning can continue.

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Providing Entertaining Learning Resources for Children


Continuing to learn, even when children can’t get to school, is crucial for a child’s learning journey. Clever Hedgehog’s ebooks and materials are portable, free, and offered in Ukrainian and English, which opens the doors to so many children to read and learn.


Culturally relevant books and materials mean children can maintain a connection to their homes and culture no matter how far they have come.


Our focus is on promoting responsible screen use for children to maximize the benefits of screen time. If your kid needs to use the Internet, think of Clever Hedgehog!


Everything on the website is kid-friendly, free to use, has no ads or other distractions, and is curated by the developmental specialist. 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff portrait
Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, Project Director
Janelle Craig portrait
Janelle Craig Laboratory Manager – Child’s Play, Learning, and Development Lab
Yulia Skrypniuk portrait
Julia Skrypniuk Project Coordinator
Holly Hartman portrait
Holly Hartman Director of Publishing at Unite for Literacy
Olena Smith portrait
Olena Smith, GISP Lead Geospatial Information Consultant
Olga Zhestkova
Olga Zhestkova, Web Manager
Natalie McGuffee portrait
Natalie McGuffee Unite for Literacy Project Coordinator
Joe Naccarato portrait
Joe Naccarato, Web Developer
Mark W.F. Condon portrait
Mark W.F. Condon Vice President of Unite for Literacy

Our News

Project Kesher’s Honorary Award to Clever Hedgehog

Project Kesher’s Honorary Award to Clever Hedgehog

Stories with Clever Hedgehog have recently attended Project Kesher‘s 2024 Benefit in New York. And we were surprised with an honorary award!🦔

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Parents’ Picks Award 2024 to Clever Hedgehog

Parents’ Picks Award 2024 to Clever Hedgehog

Stories with Clever Hedgehog’s team is deeply honored to receive the Parents’ Picks Award 2024 in the category The Best Products for Elementary Kids 2024.

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Clever Hedgehog at Ukrainian Community Day event

Clever Hedgehog at Ukrainian Community Day event

We participated in Ukrainian Community Day celebrating Ukrainian-American artists, highlighting the artistry and soul of Ukraine rich with cultural history.

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