Blogger: Rachel Kent
I hope you are all doing all right during these crazy times! Hang in there, friends.
My kids and I have been enjoying some of the great book resources available out there on the internet.
One of the things we’ve been doing is listening to audiobooks for FREE at stories.audible.com. Most of the books are for children, but there are some good classics on there, too. We just finished the first Harry Potter book on audiobook. It was fun to listen together! 🙂
Our local library also has many online resources for kids and adults. Electronic books and audiobooks to check out, TV and videos to watch, online learning programs for help with all kinds of learning, free access to newspapers and magazines. It’s truly amazing what libraries are doing right now and I encourage you to check yours out online! 🙂
We have also enjoyed listening to books read on video. The teachers at both of my kids’ schools have been doing this, but also many celebrities have. Josh Gad (Olaf in the Frozen movies) has been reading books and posting the videos on Twitter and YouTube. While I was looking around for other books on video, I found one from years ago read by Betty White. You can watch her read Harry the Dirty Dog here. LeVar Burton–the host of the old show Reading Rainbow–has been reading books live on Twitter, too. And I JUST saw that Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) has been reading a sonnet a day!
I hope these fun links and ideas help you and your family! I’d love to see links to your favorite online-things-to-do during lock down, too!
Have a wonderful week!