Useful Websites

Does your child love non-fiction texts? National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically children. Here, they can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading time.

Storyline Online is a fantastic site including lots of favourite stories read by lots of famous people including Kevin Costner and Robert Guil.

Oxford Owl gives you access to over 250 children’s audio books that can be used to read at home. It is free to register and only takes a couple of minutes.

Poetry Class Clips is a great site where children can listen (and join in) to poetry read mostly by the poets themselves.

Read to me features popular children’s books being read by famous performers. There are activity guides with hands-on ideas and discussion questions.

We give books offers children a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children.

While some areas of Starfall are part of their premium service, they have many early reader stories available for free. Children can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story. The website is highly engaging and a favourite of young readers.

International Children’s Digital Library allows children to discover books from around the world.

Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories. Children can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.