It is a great time to read books and share great stories with your little ones. Sometimes, though, you might be busy and do not have enough time to sit down with them. What if celebrities read books for your child? Storyline Online can make it happen! The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring actors reading picture books for 24 hours a day! Readers include Kristen Bell, Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more.
To try Storyline Online, simply visit the website and choose your preferred video player, SchoolTube or YouTube. You can sort the titles by author, title, reader or run time. Each titles provide suggested grade level and activity guides. Once you start the video, closed caption will be available on YouTube.
Here are some titles available on Storyline Online:
A Bad Case of Stripes
Written and Illustrated by David Shannon, Read by Sean Astin, Suggested Grade Level: 2nd – 3rd, Run Time: 12 mins.
Me and My Cat
Written and Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura, Read by Elijah Wood, Suggested Grade Level: K – 1st, Run Time: 5.5 mins.
A Tale of Two Beasts
Written and Illustrated by Fiona Roberton, Read by Sarah Silverman, Suggested Grade Level: 1st – 3rd, Run Time: 7 mins.