One of the greatest things to come out of us being at home this week has to be seeing people band together to finds ways to keep us and our kids entertained. My favorite thing that I have seen this week is celebrities reading aloud to kids on YouTube, entertaining us on Instagram, posting fun stories on Facebook.

There's a YouTube Channel Where Celebrities Read Aloud to Kids

StorylineOnline is a YouTube channel where celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Chrissy Metz, Kristen Bell, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman and many more read stories that your children will love. Each video also has moving illustrations from the book to keep your children even more entertained.

Kristen Bell reads Quackenstein Hatches a Family written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Brian T. Jones

Oprah Winfrey reads The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen written by Thelma Lynne Godin and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Rami Malek reads The Empty Pot written and illustrated by Demi

Sarah Silverman reads A Tale of Two Beasts written and illustrated by Fiona Roberton

Wanda Sykes reads The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake written by Robin Newman and illustrated by Deborah Zemke

There are many celebrities getting in on this fun virtual story time. You can check out the YouTube channel here.

More Fun Ways to Read to Your Kids

There are lots of other ways to have celebrities or even apps read to your kids. Here are a few of my favorites:

Your Kids Can Have Virtual Story Time With Actors and Authors

Sparkle Stories App 

Audible Stories

Bedtime Stories App

Dr. Seuss Treasury Kids Books

Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

Imagistory – Creative Storytelling App for Kids

One More Story

Story Mouse App


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  1. Hi, they are celebs and maybe be asked to read the books by the publishers but how about a person who loves to tell stories and wants to do read out too, are we general people allowed to read out any random story books on youtube ?