With most of the country practicing self-isolation and many kids home from school in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, authors, celebrities, astronauts, teachers, and more are taking to online video to read stories to kids. Some do this on a regular basis, others are doing it in light of current affairs. Here is a comprehensive list of the ones we are aware of. If you know of others, please share them in the comments.
Story Time From Space – Astronauts read stories from space.
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Josh Gad (Olaf) – Josh reads bedtime stories on Twitter.
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Andrew Peterson – The author will read from The Wingfeather Saga.
Story Online – Multiple celebrities take turns reading popular story books.
Belinda George – The principal of Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont, Texas, reads bedtime stories on Tuesday night (“Tucked in Tuesday”).
- Jan Brett reads “Cozy“
- Susie Jaramillo reads “Little Sunny Sunshine” from the Cantico Series (in English and Spanish)
- Sophie Blackall reads Ivy & Bean
- Anica Mrose Rissi reads “Love, Sophia on the Moon”
- Steven Weinberg reads part of “AstroNuts”
- Shawn Harris reads “Everyone’s Awake“
- Molly Idle reads “Pearl”
- Ame Dyckman reads “You Don’t Want A Unicorn!”
- Eva Chen reads “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes“
- Karen Romano Young reads a chapter of “A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon“
These are great supplemental education tools and help keep your kids busy when you need some time to work or finish a household task. Did we miss one? Leave it in the comments!
Edited on 3/19 to add #SaveWithStories.
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