Visit Storyline Online for Good Storytelling

Reading out loud to children helps advance their reading, writing, and communication skills. One of my favorite sites to supplement reading out loud by parents and caretakers is Storyline Online. The website hosts terrifically produced videos of actors (like Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, and Betty White) reading children’s books accompanied by wonderful illustrations and cool sound effects. At the end of each reading, the actors tell us why they liked the story. This is an opportunity to ask your child what they thought about the story too.

The award-winning website receives more than 100 million views annually from children (and adults too!) all over the world. And there are many types of stories in their library to select from.

Here’s one I listened to recently you might want to check out: A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin.

Happy listening!