My daughter LOVES Storynory. My daughter sat at the computer for an hour, completely mesmerized by the audio stories available at this site.
There are so many things I like about this site. First of all, it’s a collection of stories for young children which vary in genre, from classics to fairytales. There are educational stories, bible stories, stories about the saints, and even original stories. If you have much younger children, they might enjoy stories from the “junior” category.
Click on the story you like, then click on the play button to listen to it. The storyteller has a wonderfully soothing reading voice, which is always a plus for younger kids.
The best part about this site (besides the fact that it’s free) is that these are quick and easy access to audio stories like the classics (Alice in Wonderland, Dickens stories, poetry, and Rudyard Kipling stories) that I have been meaning to introduce to my daughter but just never had time to sit down and do those read alouds. Even if they aren’t available at my local library in CD or mp3 download, I have them available right here at Storynory.
My two year old enjoys The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. If you can’t get a child to read, you can at least get him to listen to a story. (You could even get an older child to listen to picture books if you read aloud to them, but having an audio resource online is helpful.) And if your child isn’t old enough or is unable to read, Storynory is a wonderful way to have reading time with your child.
Storynory is an awesome online audio resource for enchanting our kids with reading. And for our kids who are already reading, this is a great online resource to help introduce them to classic literature they may have never chosen to read on their own. Plus, it builds their imagination.
Thumbs up for Storynory.