Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Free Audio Stories for Kids.

We found a website which offers free audio stories for kids. They have a decent selection of many of the classic fairy tales, as well as some original stories. They are all read by the same person, and my boys enjoyed her pace and rhythm (and accent). We have only listened to a few thus far - but what I like is that they are all in podcast format and can be downloaded to an iPod, or you can subscribe to the feed and get updates that way. Of course you can also listen on your computer or burn to a cd.

The boys love hearing audio books while we are in the car, so I always am on the lookout for those which are ok for their age group and attention span, and with well over 100 stories in the archives, we can pick and choose. So far we have listened to The Frog Prince and The Three Little Pigs. We have also listened to a few poems, including The Spider and the Fly. They are at Storynory.

Another resource we found is LibriVox. You can search the catalog of public domain stories, which are all read by volunteers, and subscribe to the podcasts. They have a lot of chapters recorded of books for the older set. Visit LibriVox.


Hugh McGuire said...

hi there, one of the driving forces behind librivox is kara. she does mostly children's stuff, which can be found, outside librivox, here:

denise said...

Ah, thank you!

Anonymous said...

There is also a free kids audiobooks section at the Curiosity Software site.

You can check it out here...