Audio Book Treasury

Bulaja

Candlelight Stories *
Eight different cartoons and excellent 3d animations. Happily, most play full screen and the material spans different age groups. Text is used in some cartoons. Help is probably required for most students to click on download links. Download times are generally quite short.

Fairy Tales *
These lovely stories use traditional music and beautiful illustrations. Where there is text it is clearly read out. Navigating to the stories requires quite a lot of mouse control, though once loaded, some will just play through with no interaction required. On other stories students can explore pages and find different sound effects that help explain and give context. Worth a look.

Free Audio Books for Children

Hiyah
A series of educational computer software programs that they could operate on their own by simply pressing the spacebar. I am making these programs available at no charge to any parent or teacher who thinks they may be able to use them.

Kids Audio Books

Learn Your ABC’S
This game introduces the ABC's in a fun, toddler appropriate way, and all your child has to do is sit on your lap and press keys.

Light Up Your Brain

Online Audio Stories

Pete Wells Sensory Stories

Project Gutenburg Australia
These free ebooks or etexts may be read on a computer using a simple text editor or viewer. The books are in the 'public domain' in Australia and all have been prepared by volunteers.

Project Gutenburg
There are nearly 30,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.

Roy the zebra *
Free interactive reading games, perfect for using with your interactive whiteboard or on a computer. Words that rhyme, full stops, capital letters, high frequency words and much more...thanks to Suzanne Sear of Charlton School for spreading the word about this very useful and entertaining freebie.

Sen Teacher Printables
SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. Many resources here may also be of use to educators of primary and elementary students.

Sky Writing *
Skywriting is taken from the growing bank of free to use tools and resources created for teachers who are teaching with an interactive whiteboard (IWB) on their main site www.iwb.org.uk For pupils learning about letters, large motor movements can really help to make the activity fun and memorable. This is a wonderful whiteboard / touch screen resource for group or individual work.
Starfall
A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.

Story Books *
This site links to lots of online books. Some with flash animations and sound; some have text read out. Unfortunately the site has pop ups and other links so students may need help navigating to the stories. Lots here for all ages and some lovely illustrations.

Story Nory

Tarheel Readers
Welcome to the Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint
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The Magic Key
The Magic Key - literacy hour activities – focus on capital letters etc.

The Story Home

Word Magnets
Reinforce spelling.