I. Dial a Story – 416-395-5400
Happy fifth birthday Sammy,
I thought I would send you this page of wonderful links to really cool sites that will help you learn to read, not be bored, and help take care of your little brother when he gets on your nerves. This is a very special phone number – you can use it to DIAL – A – STORY whenever you need one ….
Children of any age can hear stories over the phone 24 hours a day.
Dial-a-Story includes stories in the following languages:
There are stories for younger children (7 and under) and for older children (up to 12).
The Toronto Public Library Kidspace Website has a great link for you to hear a whole bunch of cool stories.
Kids Space – Hear a Story
There are also a lot of really neat books that are available through Tumblebooks.com. You can even download them onto your I-phone.
IV. TPL Children’s Librarians Favourite Picks
Some of my friends who are also children’s librarians at Toronto Public Library have recommended these great sites to read and watch stories online. If you like stories, reading and games then these links are for you.
It’s hard to spend time with relatives you don’t see very often. Or at least that is why this little girl thinks until she gets to The Party.
Read the entire book online. You can even turn the pages yourself!
Stories, games and printable activities, songs and movie clips from the Between the Lions television show.
It will never replace someone right there reading to you but these actors do a pretty good job!
Come meet Tippity and Frogwart, the witches on the Island of Meddybemps and read their favourite stories.
Enjoy The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other stories by Beatrix Potter in English and Japanese.
Tales from around the world told online in English.
839 children’s books in 32 different languages. And you can read them here.
Read along with stories that are read out loud. There are songs you can sing along with too!
Enjoy online stories, games and activities. This is a fun site to build up your reading skills.
Animated stories, reading lists and activities.