Listen, Shaquille O'Neal is doing his best here. Obviously Levar Burton couldn't be there in person for a spur-of-the-moment Instagram video, and he had to make do with a framed picture.
Shaq is also not a classically trained singer, and, well, his rapping days are over.
SO GIVE HIM A BREAK BECAUSE THIS IS AMAZING!
Ch-ch-check out the beautiful serenade Shaq pulls off in honor of the brightest Reading Rainbow in the sky!
Is there ANYTHING that Shaq can't do? We don't think so!
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Thank goodness! Because we were feelin' pret-ty sorry for the future generations of kids who (we thought) had to wander through reading without Levar Burton and his magical Rainbow!
Yes, folks! It is official! Reading Rainbow is coming to an iPad near you!!
Needless to say, Levar is super stocked about the whole thing, saying:
"We know that kids want bells and whistles, so we give them bells and whistles but we give them in a way that makes sense to us and supports the storytelling experience. We’re really proud of the way we’ve been able to translate that television format. The book is the heart, the center, the soul of what we’re doing. We sort of expand that universe and explore it in other ways — but the sense of exploration and discovery of the real world through literature is absolutely consistent."
The app is intended for children 3-9… children who'll be able to navigate themed islands full of books, puzzles, and narration! A-MAZING!!!
Head on over to the iTunes store to download yours!! Even if UR not ages 3-9… Ha!
Tags: app, books, children games, education, getting children to read, ipad, levar burton, reading rainbow
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Because let's face it: This sketch was waaaaaaay overdue!
Jimmy Fallon did rock music and LeVar Burton a solid last night when he performed the Reading Rainbow theme song as Jim Morrison from The Doors.
It actually took us a hot second to recognize the song, but it didn't take long for visions of flying books and colorful rainbows to come flooding back to us.
How the hell does he come up with this shiz?! LOLZ!
Ch-ch-check it out! (above)
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