If you were a child, or had a child, raised between 1983 and 2006, chances are that child grew up with Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton was the amazing man behind the show, and the host of every single episode. Reading Rainbow taught millions of children the love of reading, and I was one of them.
“Take a look, it’s in a book… Reading Rainbow…”
So you can imagine my happiness to learn that Reading Rainbow is making a comeback! The goal? To bring the learning to children on their favorite devices- tablets, XBox, Kindle Fire, etc. And more? To bring it to the classroom!
Reading Rainbow has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money. Their original goal was $1,000,000. They’ve more than tripled that, and the next goal is $5,000,000. Why $5 million dollars? With that amount, they can bring the Reading Rainbow app to all mobile devices (it’s already available for iPad!), and they’ll give Reading Rainbow to 7,500 schools…. for free!
This is a cause I wholeheartedly believe in.. and so do thousands of others. But the word needs to reading farther. Right now they’ve reached more than $3.2 million dollars, and there’s still 30 days to go. But that’s not enough! So let’s spread the word… and the love of reading! Help us reach more… share this blog link, or the link posted below. The link below takes you right to the Kickstarter page for more information. And more… donate, donate to this cause. Every dollar helps! And check out the prizes for donating set amounts on the right-hand side of the following link. Help raise money for a wonderful cause- I did!