Take a look, it’s in a book — and on a computer, tablet and phone: A “Reading Rainbow.”
More than three decades after the program to encourage reading among children first aired on PBS, the show’s longtime host, LeVar Burton, is now focusing his efforts to promote literacy in the digital realm.
“This gets us to more access,” Burton said. “Reaching every child, everywhere.”
“Reading Rainbow” was produced for television from 1983 to 2006 and became an iPad app in 2012. But Burton credits a successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign as a key point in the show’s revival.
“As a result of the Kickstarter, we were able to bring the entire library service over to the web and develop a product specifically for teachers to use in the classroom,” Burton said.
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