Children’s books, reading, and story time are a huge part of our day. But as I’m learning with our social distancing, some variety to our days helps immensely. In other words, my kids often listen better to someone other than me.
So, thank goodness for virtual story time. Some fabulous children’s book authors and illustrators as well as actors — like Josh Gad, aka Olaf — are reading kid lit books online.
While most are reading from their own books or their favorite books, some (like Mo Willems) are also doodling.
Most participating actors and children’s book authors and illustrators can be found through the hashtag #OperationStoryTime across social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Some of our Favorite Virtual Story Times
Or just click on the links below to add to your daily schedule of entertaining your kids while you’re stuck at home:
* Actor Jennifer Garner kicked off Operation Storytime when she did a virtual story time with “The Mitten.” Now she’s partnered with Amy Adams to launch #savewithstories and raise money for No Kid Hungry and Save the Children.
Liz SanFilippo Hall is a freelance writer/editor and work-at-home mama who writes about everything from food and travel to parenting, self care, and books. Some of her work can be found on CBSLocal.com and SelfSufficientKids.com. She also talks about all the ups and downs of parenting and life on her blog Oops & Daisies. .