March is National Reading Month and even though we can’t go to the library for story time right now, you can have story time in your living room. From celebrity book readings, to author illustration tutorials and stop motion story-telling camp, there are lots of ways to get creative with books and reading at home.
The Screen Actor’s Guild has a children’s literacy website that features famous actor reading children books with interactive drawings. From your kids favorites Kristin Bell (Frozen’s Elsa) and Chris Pine (Into the Spider-verse’s Peter Parker) to your favorites, Mr. Feeney (Wlliam Daniels) and Betty White – no one can tell a story quite like an actor.
Stop into The Kennedy Center online at 1pm daily to catch up with popular children’s authur Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus ). He will make drawings, show off his studio and encourage participants to write and draw too.
Learn about the art of storytelling with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka aka J.J.K. as he offers free illustration classes from his home office.
Josh Gad, better known as Olaf, is reading bedtime stories at 7:30pm each night on Twitter.
The art of storytelling changes with technology. Charge an old phone, turn on the laptop and send the kids to virtual camp. Stop Motion School will teach kids how to design and publish creative projects. The camp is FREE