Speakaboos offers online childrens stories and activities to help students develop reading, writing, speaking, listening, and fundamental computer skills.
We have found the site to be well-organized and its bright colors and graphics appeal to the kids.
The stories are grouped into genres such as fables, fairy tales, folk tales, and nursery rhymes. The groups are clearly displayed in the left side menu and on the main page as graphic links. A search option is also available and very helpful.
We like this site and have re-subscribed for next school year. The children can develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe environment.
The site has taken popular childrens stories, including The Emperors New Clothes, Stone Soup, The Ugly Duckling, and Cinderella, and brought them to life with beautiful illustrations, original music, and celebrity voices.
The teachers area offers: story guides featuring discussion questions, activities, and story connections; worksheets with quizzes, puzzles, and word searches; and step-by-step instructions for simple arts and crafts activities for the classroom or home. Included is an area for parents, featuring resources, tips, and information about Speakaboos and Internet safety.
Visitors are also invited to record and listen to their own stories, and, if they register, all the materials can be downloaded for free.