Listen to a Children’s Story
Let’s use technology to support Literacy! In support of literacy we encourage you to click onto a story and watch videos along with your child.
What are the benefits of children hearing stories?
- Stimulates the imagination
- Instils love of language in children and motivates them to read
- Improves listening skills
- Improves many language skills, such as vocabulary, comprehension, sequencing and story recall
- Encourages creative writing
- Accustoms children to catch words and phrases that are found in tales
- Stimulates emotional development
- Creates awareness and appreciation of other cultures
- Provides children with a frame of reference for literature and cultures that they will encounter in life
Children Tell Stories: A Teaching Guide, Owen Press, 2002 by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss
We encourage you to keep up the technology search and find more stories that are appropriate for your child’s age group and based on their interests. ‘Surfing’ for a story with your child can come in handy when you are waiting (for a doctor’s appointment, waiting for the bus or on a journey) along with an adult’s supervision.
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Silly Sally By Audrey Wood (3.19minutes)
Silly Sally is about a girl who is taking a trip into town. On her way Sally meets different animals who all do something silly. So as Sally walks to town she is sure to add something silly on her way. “Silly Sally went to town singing backwards, upside down”!
- If You Give a Pig a Pancake By. Laura Numeroff (2.13minutes)
“If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want syrup to go with it”. This book talks about the series of things that happened when a little girl gave a pig a pancake. Each time she gives the pig something new another thing gets added that she will have to give her pig friend.
- Children Make Terrible Pets By.Peter Brown (4.41 minutes)
The story is about when a bear named Lucy finds a little boy in the woods and makes him her pet. When Lucy brings the boy home and asks her mother if she can keep him her mothers tells her “Children make terrible pets” but allows her to keep him if she promises to take full responsibility. Throughout the story Lucy enjoys most of the time with her new pet she names “Critter” but its not all fun and games Lucy quickly realizes.
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! By. Dr.Seuss (5.27minutes)
This book is about all the “Thinks you can think.” Follow the Cat in the Hat as he ventures through the book and explores all the possible things you can think of.Â “There are so many things that a thinker can think”. The possibilities are endless in the thoughts you could think.