Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two GREAT Kids Reading Resources

I am excited about this post. These are two great websites for listening to children's books.

1) Storyline Online: This website is sorta like reading rainbow. It includes some great books read by famous actors and actresses. Two great books include Stellaluna and The Polar Express.

2) ThumbleBooks: I think I prefer this website more. You need to navigate your way through this website. Go to the Tumblebooks Button, then to the Storybooks button. From there enjoy over 100 wonderful books. The animation even highlights the words that are being read so new readers can follow along. Try Olive the Other Reindeer for the Chirstmas season. Trust me, this is an adorable Christmas book. For older readers you can choose Tumblereadablesa (instead of the Storybooks button) and have access to classics such as Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, and The Gift of the Magi. There are also online quizzes, wordsearches, and matching games for the books.

Coming from a teacher, these websites are GREAT! I really encourage you to use these resources. What a frugal way to bring education and fun to your home!

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