Storytime with Ethan & Choco began when CHOC halted all ECBC programs due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Ethan (along with stuffed CHOCO the bear) provides a read-aloud show where he shares his favorite children’s literature — which is broadcasted into patient rooms by Seacrest Studios (CHOC’s radio station). This way, hospitalized kids can still receive regular read-alouds that help them to escape, think, and thrive through treatment! We plan to continue this program after ECBC’s bedside readers can return to patient rooms, which will allow patients in isolation (who can not be read to) to continue to have access to read-aloud experiences.
Click HERE to visit the Storytime with Ethan & Choco playlist on YouTube and view the read-aloud shows that have been aired at CHOC Children’s Hospital.