Children love to hear adults reading stories aloud with verve, expression and voices. Listening to the same stories time and time again is great for children. It boosts their memory and motivates them to retell the stories themselves!
Below are several links to online stories for everyone to enjoy!
Above: Year 6 Reading Display: Stories from other Cultures
Love to Listen: Early Years and KS1
Now you can enjoy classic stories with The Book Trust's online, interactive books. Click the Book Trust logo to be taken to their website. Alternatively, visit the Book Trust YouTube channel for interactive stories, rhymes, poems and games!
Love to Listen: KS1 & KS2
Little People, BIG DREAMS
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages.
Scroll down to hear these amazing stories!
Love to Listen: KS2
For the last decade, BBC Radio 2 have ran the 500 Word competition. The competition gives young people and teenagers the opportunity to write a story and win amazing prizes. Each year, the top 50 stories are read aloud by an actor and stored on the 500 Word website.
Why not listen to some of the winners, runner-up entries and top 50 stories. There is a story to suit everyone!
On the commute to work; whilst traveling long distance or simply as a way to relax at home, many adults liseten to podcasts and audio books to pass the time. There are lots of fantastic, fun and free podcasts for children to enjoy too. Be in quest stories, science, sports or nature, there is something out there to suit the tastes and likes of your child!