Need some help calming the kids down after days of isolation? Let Josh Gad read them a bedtime story
The coronavirus continues to spread around the world. In multiple countries and now states and cities across the United States, people are being told to “shelter in place” — that they’re not to leave their homes unless it’s for something absolutely essential. With kids out of school and everyone who can work remotely doing their jobs from home, it’s understandable if you’re getting a little stir crazy. So here, have Josh Gad help out.
Gad, who voices Olaf in Disney’s Frozen movies, has been taking to Twitter to read some of his favorite stories aloud, and it you need something to calm your kids down before bed, trust us when we say this is it. Heck, if you need something to calm yourself down, go ahead and settle in for one of these bedtime stories. These are scary and uncertain times, and we could all use a little storytime.
When he reads the stories, of course Gad does all the funny voices he’s famous for. He’s also keeping it real in the videos. In his most recent one, where he read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, he spent the beginning of the video talking about how homeschooling his kids is getting tough now, several days into quarantine, something many parents are likely to be able to relate to with their own kids now having been home for the better part of a week.
He also thanks parents for keeping themselves and their families isolated, even though it’s hard, because that’s the best tool we all have to help stop the continued spread of the virus. With good social distancing practices, we can hopefully slow it down enough keep it from overwhelming healthcare systems around the world, even though we’re all going a little stir crazy by now.
In addition to The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Gad has also recorded himself reading Dr. Suess’ Hooray for Diffendoofer Day, and an absolute classic, Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.
You can find all of the recordings saved on Gad’s Twitter timeline.
Gad clearly knows how badly we could all use some levity during the coronavirus pandemic. He previously uploaded a video of himself dancing to “Maniac” in a wig, and well, if you haven’t seen that and need a laugh today, you should definitely look it up.