Hello, caregivers and fellow clinicians!
I don’t know about you, but amidst the chaos and change secondary to novel coronavirus, I’m finding it more challenging to ensure I provide the same types of quality therapy and learning opportunities online via telepractice as I typically do via therapy in person and access to valid reading materials is no exception. As there is no definite end in sight relative to COVID-19, I think it is important to know at least some of the free online reading materials that are available.
Check out these great free reading resources:
MagicBlox! is yet another platform for accessing free eBooks online.
Funbrain provides free online educational resources for children including resources related to literacy and reading.
Barnes and Noble also provides free children’s books for NOOK via the NOOK app.
Story Jumper offers free books online along with the opportunity to create books of one’s own.
BookTrust is born of a United Kingdom charity and provides children with free online books and related resources.
My Storybook provides the opportunity for one to create his/her own book and allots others access to previously made books.
The Fable Cottage provides various multilingual online stories to read, listen to, and watch via video.
KidsRead2Kids offers this unique reading vehicle, which provides readings of stories done by children through Youtube.
Read Conmigo provides free online bilingual books that are available for readers ranging from Pre-K to 5th grade.
The Free Reading Program is designed to reinforce reading fundamentals and varying aspects of literacy for children ranging from Pre-K to 6th grade.
Why do these reading resources matter? I want people to know that there are resources out there at no cost that may be helpful relative to developing and fostering reading and literacy skills. There is strong evidence that ties literacy to overall ability with language. In turn, the richer someone’s language skills are the more likely they are to succeed in other areas of academics. Whether it be reading, listening, writing, or speaking, language is rooted in our processing of everything. So, if you have read this far, I encourage you to pick at least one of these resources recommended and give it a try.
Thanks for reading and I hope you get some benefit out of using these resources. If you haven't read the initial post related to great reading resources available to you out there, please check out 10 Great Free Online Reading Resources for Children.
Links & Resources:
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/kids/_/N-ry0Ztu1
Story Jumper: https://www.storyjumper.com/
My Storybook: https://www.mystorybook.com/books
The Fable Cottage: https://www.thefablecottage.com/
Read Conmigo: https://www.readconmigo.org/library
The Free Reading Program: https://freereadingprogram.com/