Reading is a fantastic tool that ignites children’s imaginations — and fights against quarantine-induced boredom.
With kids everywhere stuck inside because of the novel coronavirus, cabin fever is starting to set in. Thankfully, there’s a great resource to help them escape their troubles!
Storyline Online has been around for years, but it’s never been a better option for everyone who is working to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The wonderful program was created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation in 2001 and features all kinds of celebrities reading children’s books aloud. In fact, its YouTube channel has a treasure trove of tales read by people like Kristen Bell, Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, David Harbour, and Elijah Wood!
Even better, the videos are accompanied by animated illustrations that bring each adventure to life.
With schools shut down, many parents and their kids have incorporated the readings into their daily lives. Their only complaint? They want more!
“My 8-year-old and I have been watching for a couple weeks now,” one dad wrote on Facebook. “You are a part of our morning school time. Thank you. Keep the great books and readers coming.”
Another parent added, “YOU ARE SAVING US! Seriously, THANK YOU!”
What a great way to not only get children excited about reading, but also to keep them happy and occupied indoors! Storyline Online has dozens of great books to choose from, so why not get your kids started right now?
Watch as Kristen Bell reads Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen’s “Quackenstein Hatches a Family” in the video below, and share this awesome resource with other parents. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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