As part of your New Year’s Resolutions, you may have promised yourself to cut the TV time for the kiddies. But there’s a cold snap rushing across the country. When the wealth of crafts has run out, what’s a parent of cabin-fevered tots to do?
Fret no more, my hair-tearing friends. You can actually turn to the internet without the freaky side effect of the child zone-out face.
Storyline Online is a project of the Screen Actors Guild. There, you’ll find names from Al Gore to Elijah Wood to Lou Diamond Phillips. What’s even better is that they read books for your kids, not simply give the voice-over for animated versions of the stories. Which means it’s slow moving, something lacking in much of the programming targeted toward tots.
The choice of books is the best part, of course. Stellaluna and The Polar Express are easily recognized, sure. But some of our new household favorites are Knots on a Counting Rope, Enemy Pie, and The Night I Followed the Dog.
Storyline Online is in need of some financial help, so if you like it, don’t forget to chip in a few bucks after you add the site to your Bookmarks.
Image: B3OK on Flickr under a Creative Commons License.
Amy Jussel says
I’d add in the eco-genre The Last Little Polar Bear: http://www.lastlittlepolarbear.org by Dr. Tim Foresman
…good stuff. I’ve been meaning to cover it on ECP! I’ll check out the “storyline online” hub too, as I sure do know about nonprofit funding issues, and would gladly chip in…