Android (literacy links)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Online stories with interactive games, music, animation...

Here are some great stories and games to check out...

Bedtime-Story - Whimsical bedtime stories for children of all ages.

Bikesters - This unique site has motorcycle stories with so many illustrations that they read like a comic book. For older children/young adult.

Billy Gnome's Bedtime Stories - Enchanting stories for young children with beautiful illustrations. Also has slide puzzle and bug chorus. - Highly recommended website with stories written by Stephen Cosgrove. The stories here are exquisite -- include lovely music and are professionally written and drawn. The interactive games are delightful. Flash or basic programming options.

Candlelight Stories - Lots of illustrated children's stories. Has options to hear stories read aloud.

Chateau Meddybemps - Humorous stories and entertaining content.

Children's Books Online: the Rosetta Project - The largest collection of illustrated antique children's books online.

Christian Kids Links - by Net Ministries

Dunkle Unkins for Kids - Wonderful stories and fantastic songs. This site is highly recommended.

Emily and Tess's Story Page - Children are welcome to participate in this ongoing story.

Farmhouse Fables - Charming, well-written animal fables.

Kids Portal for Parents - Here are interesting illustrated stories that teach morals. Included are well-written mythological stories from India, folktales and poetry. This site also has games, coloring pages and other links for children and teachers.

Light Up Your Brain - Nice selection of audio stories. This site also has fun games and music.

The Miners Seven - A book by Brett Barney. Wonderful story for young adults. Includes historical photographs.

Sheldon Oberman - Writing and storytelling. Commercial book site but also has free plays, audio, and more. Unusual and interesting.

Tiger Aki - These simple stories about a tiger cub are colorfully illustrated and have sound, animation and interactivity. While targeted for young children, they are so delightful and cleverly done that even older children and adults will be amused. Requires Macromedia Flash Plug-In (version 4 or later).

Walks with Red Dog - Stories by Jim Conrad. A site for young adults. Well-written experiences of a man's relationship with his dog. For older children and adults who like simplicity and wisdom.

Wired for Books - Well done dramatic audio production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll free online.

Xlibris - The Littlest Knight - Commercial. If your child has enjoyed the story online, consider buying it in paperback. This is a lovely quality book produced by Xlibris. The illustrations are three times the detail possible on the web and must be seen to be appreciated. - Great stories that make the ordinary magical. Has lots of creative and entertaining touches including sound effects.


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