Take a Look: “Reading Rainbow” Is Making a Comeback

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If you grew up in the ’80’s and ’90’s, chances are you tuned in to Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton. Unfortunately, it’s been off the air for 15 years now, so our kids have missed out on the magic that was this educational show: until now.

Reading Rainbow Live is getting ready to launch to encourage a whole new generation of kids who love to read. A modern take on the classic show that inspired children over the course of 150 episodes and 20 years, it will incorporate original music, field trips, dance parties, culture, exploration of the natural world and a book of the day on each 25-minute themed episode.

photo: Courtesy of Reading Rainbow

Utilizing the technology of the day, Reading Rainbow Live will take place on the  interactive virtual platform Looped. Kids will be able to engage by asking questions, get rewarded to answering questions correctly, play games get featured “on stage” during each episode! Once the episodes have concluded, you’ll be able to tune into the episode by streaming as often as you like.

While the new show don’t be hosted by the OG LeVar Burton, it will be led by The Rainbows: a group of young performers who will inspire young viewers.

Stay tuned: in the next few weeks more Reading Rainbow Live details are expected to drop.

––Karly Wood

 

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