Here is a list of 5 free websites to read online story books for kids. Kids can easily access these websites and read all the available story books for free.
Stories for kids are an integral part of their overall development. They not only form a part of their official school curriculum, but also find a place in extra curricular activities. Reading story books in a way paves the path for kids to go on and read more and more literature as they grow up. And with story books available online for free, it just helps to reach out to more and more kids. All the constraints like money, accessibility are eliminated and all that’s required is a desire to read. Plus, since the books are all online, children get exposure to kind of material they may not otherwise get to read.
The 5 free websites reviewed here are Speakaboos, Magic keys, Storyline Online, free kids books, and My Online Reading.
The first website to read online story books for kids is Speakaboos. The website, although still in Beta stage, is an amazing platform for kids to read different kind of story books. Other than the variety of the books available, it is the animation of the website that really captures your imagination. On the home page of the website, you will find animations for different story themes. When you click on these different animations, a voice will tell you what kind of stories that particular theme contains. There are themes like ghost stories, sports stories, food stories, fairy tales, and more. You also get stuff like sing along songs, nursery rhymes on these websites. There are arrows on the lower half of the page that you can click to see more options available. Lastly, just above these arrows, there are characters to choose from; the character you choose will read you the stories of your choice. Oh yes, and you can create an account to store your stuff.
The second website to read online story books for kids is Magic Keys. This is a plain website in terms of its interface, but makes up for it by providing some amazing free stories. There are multiple stories available in three different categories: Young Children, Older Children, and Young Adult. All the stories in these different categories are listed on the home page itself. A brief introduction, along with the author name is given, and when you click to read a story book, it opens in a new tab with a clean interface to make reading easy. Some of the books available on this website also have audio included in it, and you will find an icon on top of them indicating the same.
The third website for online story books for kids is Storyline Online. This is an amazing website both in terms of its interface and the books available online. The interface of the website is quite cool and to the liking of children; the color combinations are catchy and the books rotate around on your screen as you go through them. Although there are limited story books available at the moment, you can subscribe to their free newsletter to hear more about upcoming books.
The story books available on this website are not to be read actually, they are to be heard. Each story book comes with a designated reader who read the book for you in an interesting manner. All you have to do is select a book and listen to its reader. As far as choosing books from the gallery is concerned, you can search through the library by book title, author name, or reader name. Check it out from the link above.
free kids books is the another online platform that you can visit to read online story books for kids. This is one of the very few platforms that lets you both read books online and download them as well. Against every available book you will find an option to read it online, and download the free PDF version of that story book. You will also find the option to purchase the book by paying a certain amount.
The books available on this website aim to cover all the sections, or age groups. Hence, you will find categories like toddlers children, young adults on the website to suit the interest of every kid. Also, you can share the books you read on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and more. Lastly, you will also not want to miss out on the blogs and files tab of the website. Check them out from above.
The final website to read story books for kids online, My Online Reading is as simple a website as its name. It comes with a good looking interface and absolutely no complications at all. The most impressive feature of this website is actually its interface; you can flip the book pages as if you were reading from a hard copy. All you need to do to flip pages is use your mouse.
On My online Reading Platform, you will find different story books with themes like creatures, disasters, mysteries, people, sport, and more. These story books are mainly for small kids, although there is no specified age limit. You will find all these categories listed on top of the home page and can choose one for yourself. Once you choose a particular story, just click on it and start reading.
Check out all these above given websites and find some real good story books to read online and that too for free. If you are aware of any other platforms to read good story books, please share them with us.
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