Who does not like the word FREE? I am always looking for new FREE reading websites for parents and teachers and I have found a few more to share with you. With so many kids learning at home, many parents are looking for additional learning activities for their kids. The sites below are ideal for review, reinforcement and FUN! These websites are not only FREE they are also kid and parent friendly.
5 New Reading Websites
Oxford Owl – After registering for a FREE account as a parent or a teacher you have access to over 250 children’s audio books. The free eBook library has been created to help children aged 3-11 develop their reading skills.
ABCya! – Children can listen to short stories read alound to them as they follow allong with the highlighted text. There are a variety of educational games that are categorized by grade levels too Resources focus on grades K through 5. There is a premium service available for a cost but there are many FREE resources available.
Storynory – A great collection of classic, fairytales and original stories. Students can follow text while the story is read to them. Some of the stories are also translated into different languages. Great resource for ENL students.
Storyline Online – I love this site. Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation the site features actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on Vimeo, YouTube or SchoolTube.
Read to Me – Similar to Storyline Online, Read to Me features popular children’s books being read by famous performers. There are activity guides with hands-on ideas, discussion questions, and lesson plans that can easily be adapted for classrooms. The site has been updated to include the Read to Me International Workshop Recordings and Materials.
- Starfall – I have listed this one before, but it is certainly worth an encore mention. It is used quite often in schools and homes. A premium service is also offered but there are many early reader stories available for FREE. The site is highly engaging and is a favorite of young readers. Activities are available from PreK through Grade 3.
Great resources that allow kids to access pages on their own.
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.