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Storyline Online®Presents ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ Read By Chrissy Metz

Storyline Online®Presents ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’

Read By Chrissy Metz

 

 Actor Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Emmy® nominated children’s literacy program Storyline Online®(storylineonline.net) where she reads the classic fairy tale The Elves and the Shoemaker (storylineonline.net/books/the-elves-and-the-shoemaker) retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarche, and published by Chronicle Books.

 

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Metz joins a growing cast of Storyline Online® readers including Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Sara Silverman, Tony Hale, Rita Moreno and many more who bring award-winning children’s books to life with their engaging storytelling alongside creatively produced original illustrations.

 

Why Chrissy Metz

“I used to teach preschool. I know how powerful stories are for children. I miss sitting on the floor in a circle with 20 kids, sharing a story together.  It creates such a special bond,” says Chrissy Metz. “When I first saw Storyline Online and found out it was a free children’s literacy program created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, I reached out immediately and volunteered to read. It’s amazing to me that not just 20 children will watch and listen to me read them a story, but millions of kids all over the world will get that experience though Storyline Online.”

 

Chrissy Metz

 

Metz ends her five-minute read-aloud of The Elves and the Shoemaker by speaking directly to her young viewers about why she chose the book, “I love this book because think it’s really important that we give and we receive…. And I think that it’s really important to give with your whole heart.”

 

“Chrissy is not only an incredibly talented actor and performer, but as a former preschool teacher, she understands first-hand the importance of reading aloud to children and the impact Storyline Online can have in the classroom,” said Cyd Wilson, Executive Director of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

 

About Storyline Online

A signature outreach program of the non-profit SAG-AFTRA FoundationStoryline Online streams videos at no cost to children, parents, and educators worldwide, and receives over 8 million views every month. In addition, Storyline Online is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million teachers and education professionals.

 

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As with all Storyline Online videos, The Elves and the Shoemaker comes with a complimentary supplemental activity guide aligned with Common Core Standards that strengthens verbal, written and comprehension skills. Aimed at 2nd & 3rd-grade students, these activities encourage children to engage in critical thinking activities and ponder the themes of the book including kindness, giving and the holiday spirit.

 

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Connect With Storyline Online

In addition to the website, Storyline Online offers a free app for iPhone, Android and Chrome devices.

To watch The Elves and the Shoemaker and all of Storyline Online videos, visit storylineonline.net, and subscribe to youtube.com/storylineonline. Keep up with new videos to be released in 2019 by following @StorylineOnline on Twitter and StorylineOnline on Facebook.

 

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