Celebrity storybook time!
The Westfield Culver City star-studded event benefiting Milk + Bookies was all about celebrating the love of reading. Celebrities in attendance included Constance Zimmer (Entourage), Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), Mason Cook (Spy Kids 4D), Caroline Sunshine (Shake it Up) and Alexis Bellino (Real Housewives of Orange County).
Constance Zimmer, mother of 3-year-old daughter Colette, read The Giving Tree followed by some knock knock jokes. Busy Philipps read Miss Rumphius alongside her adorable 3-year-old daughter Birdie. Elisabeth Röhm and her 3-year-old daughter Easton got into the spirit and donated books to the Venice Boys + Girls Club
Constance tells Celebrity Baby Scoop about the importance of reading to your kids.
From the day I had my daughter I was reading to her even when she didn’t understand or see, its a way of communicating then just talking to your child,” the mom-of-one says. “It brings them into a world that is unlike anything that we have here. What I specifically like about this charity, Milk + Bookies is it is about the kids. Kids giving to other kids.”
The Entourage star goes on to talk about the story she read to the crowd.
“I read The Giving Tree because it is about wanting to make someone happy from something from you,” Constance says. “My favorite books have to be the classic Winnie the Pooh books. They are fantastic about friendship. If you read to your child one book a night it makes such a difference.”
Elisabeth says literacy is a cause close to hear heart.
We love to read and care very much about the literacy to other people,” the Law & Order star says. “The fact we are able to use our imaginations, allowing us to fall in love with reading every night.”
Alexis goes on to talk about the importance of storybooks before bedtime.
Statistics show reading to your children at a very young age, helps them to develop in so many ways,” the Real Housewives star says. “We make an effort to read to our kids every night.”
The young stars were sure to support this great cause as well! Disney star Caroline Sunshine says, “These types of events teaches kids to have an appreciation for books, and at the same time give back to people who may not have the opportunity to have a bedtime story read to them every night,” the 16-year-old actress says. “It really instills the value of reading a good book and giving back to their peers. My favorite book is Goodnight Moon.”
Milk + Bookies is a non-profit organization that inspires children to give back, using books as currency.View Slideshow »»