Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reading Needs to be a Priority: Online Children Books & Resources

With the advent of technology, there has been a fear that children will do less reading. Some will site that gaming keeps kids from reading, or the increased use of mobile devices. And maybe it does have some bearing on how much students read, but I think reading has been on the decline for a while and hasn't only been an issue recently. In a recent infographic, which I have attached below, it notes that 33% of high school graduates never pick up a book and read after high school. I find that not only hard to believe, but tragic.

If we won't read for ourselves, at least pick up a book and read to our children. If there isn't a book handy, we always have access to the Internet and online resources. Here's a list of  few sites where we can find online books for children that are very engaging.

Online Children Book Sites:

http://www.storylineonline.net/
http://www.magickeys.com/books/
http://www.curiousgeorge.com/kids-stories-books
http://www.meegenius.com/store/books/free
http://freekidsbooks.org/
http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/super-index.htm
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-childrens-ebooks-online.htm

There are lots more sites, but check these out for a start.

Happy reading!

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