Skip to main content

SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online® Offers Free Teaching Tools for Families & Caregivers During Quarantine


In light of the current pandemic and quarantine, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is reaching out to families all over the world offering educational and recreational tools to help children, parents and caregivers create meaningful moments and keep academic goals on track.

The Foundation’s ad-free online children’s literacy program, Storyline Online®, includes a digital library of 57 read alouds by top Hollywood talent who engage young viewers with their animated interpretations of historic, adventurous and fantastical tales that promote imagination and inclusion.

The Storyline Online®  cast of readers includes Oprah Winfrey, Rami Malek, Viola Davis, Allison Janney, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Justin Theroux, Michelle Yeoh, Marc Maron and more, who have volunteered their time and talent to promote literacy and inspire a love of reading in children pre-K – 4th grade. The program also provides supplemental activity guides aligned to Common Core Standards, which means that whether children are in a classroom with a teacher or at home with a parent or caregiver, every young reader has access to a full range of educational possibilities.

The Emmy®-nominated and award-winning Storyline Online® is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO and the American Association of School Librarians. All 57 stories stream at no cost to children, parents, and educators worldwide, receiving over 15 million views monthly.

“These iconic entertainers are much more than just talented actors,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance. “They are parents, neighbors, and community members who understand the strain many households are under during these uncertain times. We hope these educational tools can bring a smile and support to families all around the world.”

“We are so proud that these wonderfully talented artists have given their time to promote literacy and inspire a love of reading for kids all around the world," said Cyd Wilson, SAG-AFTRA Foundation Executive Director. “We are thrilled to make this content available to parents as well as any organization that can help share these wonderful stories.”

During this time of rapid change and uncertainty, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is stepping up its efforts to make Storyline Online’s educational tools more visible to those in need of support, posting daily videos and activity guides on its social media channels.

Any help spreading this message will ensure that no parents or caregivers are left without at least some educational resources for their children during the upcoming weeks of quarantine. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and relies on gifts, grants and donations to produce Storyline Online. Donations can be made at storylineonline.net/donate to help produce more educational videos and content for the site.

ABOUT STORYLINE ONLINE®
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online® is a digital library featuring the world’s best storytellers reading children’s books aloud alongside creatively produced illustrations. An ad-free site, each video includes an activity guide aimed at strengthening comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners worldwide. Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually and is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of School Librarians. A program of the nonprofit SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Storyline Online relies on the support of gifts, grants and donations. Visit storylineonline.net.

Connect with Storyline Online®
Twitter: @storylineonline
Instagram: @storylineonline
Facebook: facebook.com/storylineonline
YouTube: youtube.com/storylineonline

ABOUT THE SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and free educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. The Foundation relies solely on support from gifts, grants and sponsorships to maintain its free programs. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.

Connect with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
Twitter: @sagaftraFOUND
Instagram: @sagaftraFOUND
Facebook: facebook.com/sagaftrafoundation
YouTube: youtube.com/sagaftrafoundation
Hashtag: #SAGAFTRAfound

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!

Amazing Ways To DIY Your Nails In The New Year

Having beautiful fingernails can really boost a woman's confidence. Not only do they feel sexy and sassy but they look well maintained and professional. There are a number of different styles of manicures you can get done professionally but they can be costly and if you are trying to stick to a budget and save money it is best to give DIY a try. These beautiful nail designs are easy to do and look fantastic. There are some that are more intricate and some that are simple but all will be amazed that you made them yourself. Try using small gems and crystals at the tips to add a touch of sophistication.  Tips make a world of difference and they can be as easy as you wish. There are so many beautiful polishes that have amazing colours you can match. These simple nail designs can be done by any busy lady and make a lasting impression to anyone who comes across them. Hot Beauty Health has all the instructions for these super simple nail designs. There are a large number