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Children’s Author Mo Willems Helps Kids Stuck In Quarantine Pass Time By Teaching Them How To Draw

Published 5 months ago

As countries are announcing quarantine one by one, millions of children get stuck in homes unable to go to schools and kindergartens. And to help them pass time and teach them some useful skills, children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems⁠ started giving online drawing lessons free of charge.

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Children’s author Mo Willems announced he’s starting a special show called Lunch Doodles on YouTube

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The artist promises to release a new episode of his new show, called Lunch Doodles, every day for the next couple of weeks. In his show, Mo not only encourages children to doodle along with him, but also to share their drawings with the world.

In it, Mo will be teaching children how to draw free of charge

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Mo has written many children’s books, including “The Pigeon Has to Go to School!” “I Will Take a Nap!” and “Knufflebunny”, and certainly knows how to draw children’s attention. He records Lunch Doodles from his own home and the videos are shared weekday at 1 p.m. EST on Kennedy Center’s YouTube account and their website.

The author wrote many children’s books, such as The Pigeon Has to Go to School! and I Will Take a Nap!

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“I know a lot of you guys are not in school,” said the author in the introductory video uploaded on Monday. “You’re at home right now because of all the things that are going on. Well, guess what? I’m at home, too. We’re gonna hang out together.”

In his videos, Mo encourages children to doodle along with him

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Mo also encourages children to submit their questions to [email protected] and says he’ll be responding to them on his show.

Children can also submit questions which Mo will be answering on his show

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Mo is already on his fourth episode of Lunch Doodles so you have a lot of catching up to do!

Children love Mo’s online lessons

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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