VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (December 3, 2018) – The new free Youtube Channel, Storytime With Mr. Whiskers, offers children a unique and engaging type of reading experience, allowing kids to hear stories read aloud and follow along by watching a video.
“We created this channel as a free resource to children, families and teachers,” said Storytime with Mr. Whiskers founder, Ash Gilpin. “These video children’s books are a new way to entertain kids through the magic of storytelling.”
The channel, which launched November 2018, features children’s stories by a variety of authors read by the stuffed-animal character, Mr. Whiskers, and his friends. Each story posted on the Youtube channel includes a pleasant animation of the book as each page is read aloud by the furry character. The program airs weekly on YouTube where Mr. Whiskers and his friends read aloud some favorite children’s books.
Children can listen to these books and follow along with the video alongside a parent, turning each story into a fun family activity. The wholesome children’s stories come alive through the warm voice of narrator Mr. Whiskers and cozy story illustrations.
“We know that storytime is an important part of being a kid,” Ash said. “We wanted to make that experience even more fun and meaningful.”
After the videos are aired, they remain on the channel and can be viewed any time. The interactive tales can be used for home entertainment, bedtime stories, or even as an education tool for teachers.
Storytime not only entertains children, it also helps with their cognitive development. Children who are read to frequently are more likely to count to 20 or higher than those who are not, according to the National Education Association. Additionally, students who do more reading at home are better readers and have higher math scores, according to the nonprofit, Educational Testing Service.
Storytime with Mr. Whiskers brings a fun, unique and educational activity straight to your home or classroom. Authors who would like to submit their stories for review on the channel can visit StorytimeWithMrWhiskers.com.
Also visit the site to learn more about the free service and begin enjoying the magical wonder of storytime, today!