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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 to watch and listen to stories being read 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

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.


English

  • Where the Wild Things Are (4:13)
    By Maurice Sendak
    Age: 3-5 years

    Presents the story of Max’s adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are.
  • Have you Filled A Bucket Today? (5:00)
    By Carol McCloud
    Age: 4-9 years

    This book shares messages that encourage positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis. Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, children learn the meaning of the terms bucket filling and bucket dipping, and discover that when they fill someone’s bucket, they fill their own.

Spanish

Dutch

  • Mouse is Brave (4:26)
    By Judith Koppens
    Age: 4 and up

    Mouse stops herself from being active in activities with her friends as she is scared of what could happen. With her friends encouragement she tries to be a little more adventurous and discovers that she can be much braver than she herself knew!

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