Levar Burton Kids Ignites Children's Curiosity Through Reading

March 9, 2018
9mo ago

Levar Burton is known for his role on "Star Trek," but later moved on to the extremely popular "Reading Rainbow." He's since started his own brand and helps kids learn through books, videos and "field trips" that introduce children to the world.

Sangita Patel CEO of LeVar Burton Kids sit down with Alyssa Julya Smith to discuss the mission behind the company, saying the site is meant to ignite a child’s curiosity to explore the world with an open heart and an open mind. She says the company wants to ensure kids are literate, curious and interested in exploring the world to create global citizens.

Skybrary is the interactive library that includes video "field trips" and a lot of the videos are reminiscent of "reading Rainbow," but they have been updated to include information kids want to know. She explains the video are also shorter to take into account modern-day attention spans.