Here is a list of 5 free storytelling websites for kids. They provide you with lots of stories that you can narrate to your children at home, or in classrooms.
Stories are an essential part of a student’s curriculum all around the world. They are both a source of imbibing social lessons in a kid’s mind and preparing them for more important things to come. These stories are designed in a manner to generate interest of the students and aimed at teaching them a lesson or two in that process. Thus, it becomes important that kids read and get acquainted with more and more stories. The websites reviewed below help you out in achieving this task. The 5 websites reviewed in this article are Storynory, Storybird, Storyline Online, Kidsgen, and Kids World Fun.
Storynory is first of the five free storytelling websites reviewed in this list. This is a good looking website with a long list of free stories to go through. The website provides you audio stories that you can listen online for free. Volume can be adjusted according to your choice. You can even download these audio stories on your system, for free. The website has made available more than a 100 audio stories for its users. In such a scenario, it becomes difficult to judge where you will find a particular story. To avoid this confusion, all the stories have been divided into various categories. These categories are: Original stories, fairy tales, educational stories, myths and world stories, junior stories, and more. Try them out from the link given above.
Storybird is the next website in this list of free storytelling websites. This is another website that has a sizable list of stories to read and they all come packaged in a good interface. You have to begin by creating a free account; it will not take much time. After that, you can go through various categories and read the stories available in these categories, one by one. There is also a search tab from where you can directly search for a particular story if you know the name. These stories can be read online itself. Storybird not only lets you read stories online, but you can also write a new story on your own. You can write a new story or poetry once you have registered for a free account. So, go ahead and try it out.
Moving on with the list of free storytelling websites, Storyline Online is our next stop. This is an attractive website with all the story books available on the home page itself. You do not have to go through any registration process. Simply select a story book and start with it straightaway. These story books are video stories that are narrated by a particular person. You just have to select one of the many available options and then listen to the narrator. The only drawback of this otherwise interesting website is that there are very limited stories available. There are a very few stories available ( say 15-25) and might not be able to access your favorite and most popular stories. Hope this will be corrected by the website soon.
Kidsgen is the penultimate website reviewed here in this article. The stories on this website have been divided into various categories, named as Moral Stories, fairy tales, General stories, Buddhist stories, and more. All these categories have multiple stories that you can read on the website itself. The website not only has written stories with pictures, but also video stories that you can sit back and watch. There is a category named Video fairy tales. This category contains all the video stories that you can watch for free. Kidsgen is a good and interesting platform. The reason I say this is because it has a huge list of stories and all these stories have been presented very neatly; it makes for a very good reading experience. Try it out from the link above.
Kids World Fun is the fifth and final addition in this list of free storytelling websites. The above link will directly take you to the page where you can see a list of all the available stories on this website. You do not have to create any account and can simply start reading your favorite stories. Stories like Cinderella, Thirsty crow, etc. that have become so popular are also available on this website. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start reading.
As I said in the beginning itself, stories are a very important part of kid’s elementary education. It teaches them very important lessons of life in a very interesting manner and that remains with them forever. So, go ahead and introduce your kids to these websites. Give your feedback in the comments below.
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