Take a trip to your outdoor space for some fresh air and let your children explore the natural wonders around their own homes. Then, set off on a backyard expedition to collect leaves and flowers that can be pressed and preserved. They can also be used for a variety of other art projects, including notecards, bookmarks, placemats, and plant/flower guides.
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Just in time for spring, enjoy storytime with the quintessential cautionary fable, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, with a special reading by actress Rose Byrne.
When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, the roguish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he is spotted by farmer McGregor himself. Accessible via Storyline Online here.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. A full list of storytime books can be found here.