The holidays can be oh so busy. But no matter how busy you get, make sure that there is always time for 15 to 20 minutes of daily reading in your child's life. I understand that life demands can sometimes get in your way. So don't forget about the sites that will read to your child for you for free! Some sites actually post the book, page by page, so that your child can read along with them. Here are just a few for parents to check out.
Books are divided by grade levels to make it easier for parents to choose a story. Free audible stories with classic stories, fairytales and original stories in full text.
Story Line On Line
This is a great website with over 20 books available. Your children can sit back and listen or follow the book pictures on their ipad or computer. Some exciting Activity Guides for parents to use to make the book come further alive.
National Geographic Young Explorers Series
September 2009 through October 2014 editions of National Geographic children's magazines. Magazines contain non-fiction and wonderful animal life stories. Includes the opportunity for kids to listen and read along and a special "teachers" section with activities for your kids to continue their learning process.
HERE'S A SCOOP FOR PARENTS. Have your kids listen to the story first. Then ask them a couple questions to see if they were actually listening. Then read the book together. Generate their imagination by asking them to change the end of the story the way they would like the story to end. Confirms their understanding of the story line and vocabulary while allowing them to dream!