Listening to stories being read aloud will introduce children to the power of storytelling, improve reading skills, and improve active listening skills. But most importantly, kids (& adults too) love listening to stories.
Online StoriesThere is a world wide web of wonderful tales to be found, here are a few of our favourite sites:
- International Children's Digital Library - Preschool stories in many different languages.
- StoryPlace - The Children's Digital Library - Animated stories, reading lists and activities.
- BookPALS - Storyline Online - It will never replace someone right there reading to you but these actors do a pretty good job!
- Starfall - A fun and educational site with interactive storybooks, games and movies for beginning readers.