Rainbow Ball Pits: Fall's Hottest New Trend

I've found my happy place.

Advice from a very happy New Yorker. In a ball pit. Filled with silly stories, heart-to-heart, comedy sketches, special guest Q&A's and more, this online variety show aims to bring a smile to your day! For more: https://www.rebeccaknowles.net/blog/ https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasunnybrookfarm

Rebecca Reads: Not Every Princess

Rebecca Reads: Not Every Princess

Storytime! One thing that's taken me a while to learn is that there's not just one right way to be something or to do something. Stereotypes aren't rules. Embracing your unique voice helps you to tell your story in the way that only you can. And I love this book because it teaches kiddos exactly that. Take a peek!

Not Every Princess is a great book that explores the idea that you express yourself without being limited by other people's beliefs. By Jeffery Bone and Lisa Bone. Illustrations by Valerie Docampo. Rebecca Reads is a children's storytime series devoted to helping children learn about the world through books.

Fairytale Remix: a sketch

Fairytale Remix: a sketch

What if a princess decided to leave her tower and take matters in to her own hands?

Filled with silly stories, heart-to-heart, comedy sketches, special guest Q&A's and more, this online variety show aims to bring a smile to your day!

For more: https://www.rebeccaknowles.net/blog/ https://www.instagram.com/rebeccasunnybrookfarm

Rebecca Reads: Kimmy's Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder

Rebecca Reads: Kimmy's Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Did you go anywhere fun? It's the perfect time of year for apple picking, but it still feels a bit like summer in NYC! Only two scarf days so far!

Happy to share this week's storytime, Kimmy's Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder. A great book about a little girl who doesn't give up and uses her imagination to make something wonderful. As always, I end with a goodbye song!

Until next week, happy reading!

Rebecca xo

Kimmy's Marvelous Wind-Catching Wonder is a lovely book about a girl who doesn't let other people's doubts stop her from accomplishing her goal. Author: Linda Glaser Illustrator: Rachael Balsaitis

Rebecca Reads is a children's storytime series devoted to helping children learn about the world through books.

Episode Two: A Reminder

Episode Two: A Reminder

Hi friends! 

I know that by Thursday a lot of us are just longing for the week to end. I feel ya there! Maybe you've had an incredibly productive week or maybe your to-do list doesn't have as many check marks as you would like. I've definitely had my share of both ends of the spectrum!

So, in case you haven't told yourself or heard it from someone else lately, I believe in you. And I hope Episode Two will remind you of the pretty fantastic human being that you are.

Popping in to send a friendly reminder from me to you. Filled with silly stories, heart-to-heart, comedy sketches, special guest Q&A's and more, this online variety show aims to bring a smile to your day! Episode Two: A Reminder.

Until next time!

Rebecca Reads

Rebecca Reads

Hello, weekend! And hello to all of you finding your way to my blog today!

Today is very special because I wanted to introduce a special series in my vlog--Rebecca Reads. This series is aimed toward younger children, showing them that reading can be fun! A special emphasis is on sharing books that focus on a diverse group of female characters, opening up a world of possibilities and imagination. If you are a parent or guardian, nanny or educator, or have friends that are, please feel free to share with them! Enjoy!

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed is a fantastic book about an independent girl with a sense of style all her own. Caldecott Honor Book. Written and illustrated by: Margaret Chodos-Irvine. 
Rebecca Reads is a children's storytime series devoted to helping children learn about the world through books.

To more about me, check the posts below and take a peek at my welcome video! 

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Sending smiles!

Episode One: Welcome

Episode One: Welcome

IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!

Introducing my vlog. (In which I introduce myself.)

Happy anniversary New York City! To celebrate, I've launched my first ever vlog. Filled with silly stories, heart-to-heart, comedy sketches, special guest Q&A's and more, this online variety show aims to bring a smile to your day! Episode One: Welcome.

Another video launches on Saturday, with more content coming at you next week!

XO

Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?

Hi friends (and people who don't know me but somehow found your way to my page!)

This is me:

And this is my blog.

In fact, it's my very first blog. Ever. Welcome!

Who am I?

Well,
I was born with a black eye.
A snapping turtle tried to bite off my finger once.
I love having dance parties alone in my room.
One time I convinced my sister that there was a leprechaun living in the floorboards. 
Glitter is one of my desk supplies. 
I love a good motivational quote.
The carousel is my favorite amusement park ride.
TD Bank likes to ask if I'm related to Beyoncé (same last name, no relation...or is there?)
I like orange juice, mandarin oranges, and clementines, but not oranges or orange Skittles. 
I've been known to chase fireworks and stake out rainbows (more on this later).
I love when I can surprise myself.

I'm also an actor in NYC, (insert cliché small town girl who moved to a big city to make my dreams come true story here). My ultimate goal is to star in my own TV comedy that I create, getting to perform in Broadway plays during our hiatus. And to play with baby piglets. I don't know about you but I think that sounds like quite the life!

"Leave everything you do, every place you go, everything you touch a little better for your having been there."
                           —Dame Julie Andrews

What am I Doing Here?

Funny you should ask! Well, I wanted to do something super special for my 4 year anniversary with NYC, and starting a blog seemed like the perfect thing to do. I love telling stories (one of the many reasons I ended up an actor), and I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. I also believe very strongly in equal representation and women's rights, so I very much wanted to create something to help spotlight all of the incredible women who have been such defining influences in my life. Plus, I wanted to make some silly comedic sketch videos. Laughter is important. My blog (which will feature written content but mainly be in VLOG--video blog--form) seemed like the best way to do all of the above. 

An Online Variety Show is Born

I'm calling my vlog a variety show in that it's a show on YouTube made up of short videos that cover a wide variety of topics. See what I did there!? It's scary and exciting, and makes my heart feel very full. I'm thrilled to get a chance to be goofy/creative/intelligent/weird/whimsical and all of those intricate contradictions that make human beings human.

And I'm even more thrilled to get to share my goofy/creative/intelligent/weird/whimsical self with you.

"I think if you can dance and be free and not embarrassed
you can rule the world."

                           —Amy Poehler