Storyline Online

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams imaginatively produced videos featuring celebrated actors including Oprah Winfrey, Rami Malek, Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Jaime Camil, Michelle Yeoh, David Harbour, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, and Betty White.

Storyline Online currently streams 66 videos with an average of 15 million views per month in 228 countries and territories and serves as a platform to inspire a love of reading in children in schools, hospitals and homes around the world. Students, teachers, librarians, parents and other caretakers worldwide watch Storyline Online videos.

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, and educators worldwide. For each book, supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary school educator is provided, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners worldwide.

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The Busy Life of Ernestine Buckmeister is written by Linda Ravin Lodding, illustrated by Suzanne Beaky and read by Connie Britton.

Ernestine is in over her head. Monday through Sunday, Ernestine’s week is packed with after-school lessons—tuba, knitting, sculpting, water ballet, yoga, yodeling, and karate. Overwhelmed and exhausted, Ernestine decides to take matters into her own hands and heads off to the park with her Nanny where she builds a fort, watches the clouds, and plays all kinds of unstructured and imaginative games. But when a teacher calls Ernestine’s mom to report that she has not shown up for yodeling, her parents search everywhere until at last they hear their daughter’s laughter coming from the park. Ernestine tells her parents what a wonderful afternoon she’s had, and explains her plight, asking, “I like my lessons, but can’t I stop some of them?” This saga hilariously captures the dilemma of the modern-day over-scheduled child in riotous color and absurd extremes. A delightful heroine, Ernestine will be sure to put “play” back on everyone’s agenda, demonstrating that in today’s overscheduled world, everyone needs the joy of play and the simple wonders of childhood.

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