Skybrary Brings the Magic of Reading Rainbow to Life for a Whole New Generation of Young Readers

Building on the beloved children’s television series, Skybrary was created to spark a lifelong love of learning through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

  • Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.
  • They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.
  • They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.
  • You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).
  • Inspire your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery today with Reading Rainbow’s Skybrary!

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Born in China

Disneynature’s Born in China showcases the magic and mystery of China’s exotic wildlife. The film takes audiences on an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments to witness intimate moments in the lives of these animals.

A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey, who feels displaced by his new baby sister, joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely seen by human eyes—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on Earth. Continue reading

Soft Pretzels

If you have a breadmaker in your kitchen, you’ll want to try this recipe! It is easy and really fun to prepare! The pretzels are lightly sweet with a crisp outside and a soft inside. The recipe makes 16 medium-sized pretzels that fit nicely on two cookie sheets.

Recipe

  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsps sugar
  • 1 Tbsp bread-machine yeast
  • raisins (optional)
  • Glaze: 1 egg white & 1 Tbsp water
  • Topping: ½ cup sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon

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Nanny’s Flowers

by Karen R. Clarke

My daughter, Kathryn, discovered that her first pregnancy was twin girls. She asked me to come and live with them. Once Kendra and Kaylee were 3 years old, I decided it was time to live on my own again. I rented an apartment approximately a 10-minute drive from their home. The girls made their first visit to my new abode the day the gardeners had planted a beautiful flower bed in front of the building. Continue reading

Youth Story

The day seemed to be going by so fast! My two best friends and I were almost home from school. As we turned onto Rammy Road, a green light lit up the sky. Ryan with his glasses held together with a band-aid, and Laura in her hot pink fluffy shirt, saw it too. Their eyes were as big and round as my mom’s Sunday pancakes.

The light disappeared as quickly as it came. A flying red saucer took its place spinning above us. We all ducked, thinking it was going to crash on our heads. It was now spinning faster. It was out of control! In a blink of an eye it crashed in the woods beside us. Continue reading

Ignite Your Child’s Curiosity and Create a Lifelong Learner!

Bring learning to life with Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family, a carefully curated digital library of books and videos that allows your child to experience people and places from around the globe.

Building on the beloved children’s television series, Skybrary was created to spark a lifelong love of learning through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton. Children can select books and videos based on their age and interests, giving them the freedom to explore subjects they love and expand their horizons — all in a secure, kid-friendly environment parents trust.

Skybrary is packed with engaging features both you and your child will love:

·      Children pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us.

·      They get unlimited access to over 600 high-quality books—from classics to award winners to undiscovered gems.  Each one has been hand-picked by celebrated authors and publishers.

·      They can explore the world on over 250 educational Video Field Trips. From nature excursions to space explorations to globe-trotting adventures, join host LeVar Burton on a seemingly endless array of fun and fascinating learning journeys.

·      You will reward your young reader’s natural curiosity and sense of discovery. Skybrary features interactive animations that add to the fun (and support reading comprehension).

Each book comes fully equipped with a “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” feature and dozens of interactive animations that bring the stories to life

With Skybrary Family, your child can Go Anywhere and Be Anything — right from your preferred device! Try it for one month—FREE!  Click here for details.

Eat, Jump & Grow!

Cam the Carrot is off to a good start for spring weather! He hopes these fun ways to think about your health will help you enjoy this time of year even more!

1. Eat Fresh Fruit

The warmer weather and extra sunshine will naturally raise your energy! Enjoy eating fresh fruit daily to get all those super antioxidants and minerals in your system. Continue reading

Why Pigs Have Flat Noses

by Jacob, Age 12

A long time ago, pigs used to have noses just like us! I’d like to tell you a story of how all that changed.

Once there were four pigs and their names were Piglit, Luiziana, Tyson and Bobby. They were playing tag, when Piglit accidentally ran into a hay stack  face first and bounced back about a foot! Luiziana instantly had an idea for a game. Continue reading