Storyline Online is a website that has streaming video of famous actors and actresses reading some of the most popular children’s storybooks. This would be great for at home reading with your child. As the stories are being read, there are animations of the pictures and songs to accompany the story. It really catches the listener’s interest. Since the readers are actors, they have great inflection and engaging voices for a child listener. In addition, there are activities that go along with each of the stories for extension and discussion at home.
There are short biographies on each of the actors who are reading the story. Some of the actors your child may not be familiar with by just looking at them, so the biographies help children to connect the person who is reading to their experiences. The only downfall to this site is that the words to the story do not appear on the screen. If you have a copy of the book at home, you could read along in the actual book while they are reading it online. This would make a great bed time activity.
Article By Laura VanHellemont
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