As everyone knows, parents are always looking for new and fun ways to get their children to read more.
Storyline Online is an online, streaming video program that features members of the Screen Actors Guild reading award-winning children’s books. You can choose from dozens of stories that range in topic and theme.
Storyline Online is great because some of the actors that are reading the stories are the same ones that children watch on television every day. What better way to connect to a story than to do it with someone they admire.
To listen to a story, all you have to do is browse through the titles and click on one that you want to hear. A picture of the book, a summary and the actor who is reading the book are all provided once you click on a choice. Clicking on the reader’s name will provide you with a biography of the actor.
Once you click on the book, a video screen pops up. The actor who is reading the story will appear. You can choose to have captions on or off. This is a great tool for a parent who wants to throw something a little different into their everyday story time. I listened to a few of these stories and think it’s a very kid-friendly and interactive way to listen to stories.
What’s great about this site is that it also provides you with discussion questions and activities that you can do with your children.
Kids enjoy story time, but when they see someone they look up to reading the story, they are even more intrigued. This interactive form of story telling combines reading books, video and audio all in one. The audio aspect of the story gives children an opportunity to develop basic comprehension skills.
So even if you are not in Hollywood, you can still hang out with the stars and enjoy a good story at the same time!
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