There seem to be more and more sites emerging as a source for online stories. These sites are great because they offer tons of variety, from famous tales to unique fiction stories. Check out these sites for some new ways to make story time more interesting!
Speakaboos – Speakaboos is a site that brings classic children’s stories to life! Stories with characters like Chicken Little and Goldilocks come to life through celebrity performances. Famous performers like Kevin Bacon and Nick Cannon are just some of the few celebrities that lend their voices. With beautiful illustrations and original music, children can develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.
Literactive – This site is the leading provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and 1st grade students. Not only are there stories, but there are activities and supplemental reading material, as well. An ESL version allows users to translate stories into another language. There is even a section of interactive poetry which includes some of the most famous poems ever written! All you have to do is sign up for free and you can download these stories and more!
Between the Lions – This site, from PBS Kids, is aimed at getting kids “wild” about reading. With stories, games, video clips and more, there is no reason why they shouldn’t be excited to explore! The stories vary in format. Some are read by a narrator, some are interactive and some are prerecorded readings from a children’s book. Whatever you choose to do with this site, there is sure to be something educational and entertaining for your little ones.
StoryPlace – Storyplace is the ultimate digital library. This interactive site offers preschool and elementary stories and activities. The site aims to give children the experience of going to a library, without actually leaving the computer! With themes like “Dinos Rock” and “The Three Country Critters,” kids will be reading and having fun in no time!
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