Remember “Reading Rainbow?” There’s now an effort to bring it back!
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Remember “Reading Rainbow?”
It’s a children’s television series that aired on PBS from June 6th, 1983 until November 10th, 2006 — and there’s a good chance it was a part of your childhood!
As of 2012, “Reading Rainbow” is an iPad and Kindle Fire educational interactive book reading and video field trip app.
Now, “Reading Rainbow’s” host, LeVar Burton wants to bring back “Reading Rainbow” for a whole new generation of children.
Burton is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to bring “Reading Rainbow” to the web.
Burton’s campaign would create a new version of the show available to any child with access to the internet.
He also plans on offering a “classroom version” of the program for teachers — and hopes to give away copies to low-income schools for free.
CLICK HERE for much more on this story via the Chicago Tribune.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Burton’s Kickstarter effort.
CLICK HERE to visit “Reading Rainbow’s” YouTube channel.