Thursday, December 10, 2009

Storyline Online

Dear Parents,

Do you feel like sometimes you just don't have the time to read that extra story to your child? Doyou wish tv wasn't the only option for keeping your little ones occupied while you take care of important tasks? I just wanted to share this great site that I recently discovered: Storyline Online, brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. On it, celebrities such as James Earl Jones, Al Gore, and Elijah Wood, among many others, read picture books aloud. All you need is a strong internet connection. It's a really neat service and a great place for your kids to spend a few moments while you're, say, doing the dishes, or getting dinner ready. Take a few minutes to explore all the titles they have to offer.

I also wanted to remind you about The Morgantown Public Library's resource for audiobooks online, WVDELI. We have hundreds of children's book titles online, ready for you to download to your home computer 24 hours a day. You can transfer them to your MP3 player (and in some instances, burn them to a CD to keep for good) to listen to in the car, or wherever. We really hope this service helps you get your daily tasks completed while also providing literacy-based, educational entertainment for your kids.

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