I’ve always loved reading. When I was a kid, Reading Rainbow was a favorite show; it brought together two things I enjoyed: books and television. It was almost soothing to sit and listen to a story read while primitive animations brought the whole story to life. And who doesn’t love Levar Burton?
Beyond the quality snuggle time, the quiet, and the relaxed kids, these shows spurred conversations that we probably wouldn’t have otherwise had tonight. “Mommy, do you like whales? What do whales eat? How did that manatee get hurt? Do you like the manatees at the zoo?”