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Story Time!

February 1, 2011

We love audio books here and online story times. I use these a lot during lunch time when I need to fix lunches and have a short break, but I don’t want to turn on the TV or necessarily sit down to a meal with the kids.  Our computer is next to our table so the boys sit and eat and listen to a story from one of the sites below:

Story Nory–this site has a lot of traditional stories such as The Brothers Grimm, Aesop’s Fables and original stories based on a character named Prince Bertie. The stories are narrated by two different tellers with British accents.

Mrs. P–this is a new find for us. The site features Kathy Kinney, formerly Mad Mimi of the Drew Carey Show. The site isn’t strictly audio, but all you see is her (Mrs. P)  sitting and reading the book so it is pretty low-key. It has a lot of books I haven’t seen on other sites as well as some traditional favorites.

Cinnamon Bear–this is an old radio show that the blogger at Get Rich Slowly had as a Christmas tradition. It’s a cute little old radio show.

Barnes and Noble Online Storytime–popular children’s books read by celebrities and authors (very short!)

Adventures in Odyssey–Whit’s End and other radio tales with good messages

Land of Nod Nodcasts and Broadcasts–stories and music from favorite children authors and musicians

*** ADDED Feb. 2, 2011****

Lamplighter Publishing–this company has been rescuing classic treasures and reprinting books and now they have many audio series as well. It’s great quality (similar or the same as the Focus on the Family audio series) and I just noticed that they have sample chapters online. A great way to try before you buy!

 

and of course there are podcasts aplenty on iTunes.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:56 pm

    A new one is short-story-time.com. Also, my kids BEG for the Narnia radio theater from Focus OT Family. It is a solid investment.

    • February 2, 2011 3:48 pm

      Thanks–I’ll have to check the site out.
      I’ve heard the FOTF Narnia is really good. I also heard recently that Lamplighter Press (classic stories beyond the usuals) hired the same team that did those to do their dramatic audio series–http://www.lamplighterpublishing.com/products.asp?dept=246
      A little pricey-but could be good stuff!

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