Monday, November 5, 2012

Where to Read Children Books Online (in English)

I have started teaching my little girl English when she was 1 year old (we're Romanian, living in Ro). I have started slowly, talking for a few minutes, introducing vocabulary, listening to children nursery rhymes in English each day. And then, over the next months, I gradually increased the daily 'dose' of English, with the target to be able to use only English during our morning together (until lunchtime). And then, around 2 years old and a half, she began to enjoy longer reading sessions together before sleeping time, so I've decided to read to her exclusively in English.
 I didn't have access to buy enough books, so I've searched over the internet to see if I can find free books online, either simple, or read-out. From what I've found, here's what I liked best and used a lot with my daughter:
  • Our favorite, by far, is We Give Books. You will find so many nice books to read online, for free!
  • Free children books on Amazon.com. More details, in this blog post.
  • Reading is Fundamental has read-aloud books, games and music. There are resources in English and Spanish, too!
  • My daughter loved the short animated stories and games from Online Stories.
  • We also loved the stores read by their authors at Barnes&Noble - Online Storytime
  • Lots of animated stories and other English-learning resources on British Council - LearnEnglishKids - Stories. Our favorite: Goldilocks.
[Romanian version]
Cu engleza am inceput cu I. cand ea avea 1 an. Am inceput incet, vorbindu-i cate un pic in engleza, ascultand muzica in engleza, etc. Apoi, in urmatoarele luni am crescut 'doza' de engleza zilnica, tinta fiind ca in final diminetile noastre petrecute impreuna sa se intample in limba engleza. De pe la doi ani si jumatate, de cand a inceput sa stea mai mult timp sa asculte povesti, i-am citit numai in engleza.

Mi-a fost mereu teama ca nu va avea un vocabular suficient de mare in engleza, si stii ca prin citit de dezvolta atat de mult vocabularul, am cautat mereu carti noi, diverse, prin care sa i se largeasca vocabularul.
Nu am avut foarte multe resurse (carti, materiale, etc) si nici nu stiam pe atunci ca se pot comanda online, direct de la edituri din strainatate, etc. Si atunci am cautat si pe internet daca se gasesc carti de citit, gratuite. I-a placut mult sa citeasca, si a invatat enorm de multa engleza prin lectura.
  • Site-ul meu preferat unde se pot citi carti online este, de departe, We Give Books. Am scris mai multe desre ei in acest blog post. Frunzariti un pic site-ul, sunt multe carti. Trebuie sa va inregistrati, dar e gratuit!
  • Carti pentru copii, care se pot descarca de data asta, gasiti pe Amazon.com. Am scris in acest blog post mai multe detalii despre cum se poate face asta.
  • Pe site-ul Reading is Fundamental gasiti povesti citite online, sunt forma de scurte filmulete, pentru prescolari, cat si pentru cei mai mici. Site-ul este disponibil atat in engleza cat si in spaniola, si contine si cantecele si joculete simple, folositoare pentru language learning.
  • Noi am folosit mult si cu succes povestioarele scurte animate si jocurile de pe Online Stories.
  •  Ne-au placut mult povestile online de la Barnes&Noble - Online Storytime - sunt carti citite de catre autorii lor, carti noi, carti de succes.
  • Povesti online si mult alte resurse pe site-ul British Council - LearnEnglishKids - Stories. Preferata noastra, Goldilocks.
Voi ati mai gasit si alte locuri unde puteti citi / sau sunt citite online carti in limba engleza pentru copii?

24 comments:

  1. Buna,

    am gasit pe adresa de mai jos o lista cu 162 de site-uri unde poti gasi carti online (e ceva de puricat la lista asta, nu sunt toate "la indemana", unele sunt doar preview-uri,...). Sper sa-ti fie de folos!

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-books-children

    Multumim pt toate ideile si resursele pe care ni le pui la dispozitie.
    Datorita tie m-am mobilizat si eu de ceva timp si ii citesc fetei mele (celei mari) in engleza.

    Carmen

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    1. Multumesc mult, Carmen, pentru lista si pentru comentariu, ma bucur ca v-au folost ideile si resursele de pe aici! Mult spor va doresc!

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    2. Iti multumesc pentru toate ideile minunate impartssite cu noi. Mi se psre destul de greu sa ajung la un nivel *de trecere*. Timpul petrecut cu baiatul meu se rezuma la maximum 3 ore seara, ceea ce e groaznic, dar acesta e jobul..

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  2. Multumim pentru site-uri!Spor la citit!

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  3. Multumim pentru link-uri, Adina, mi-ar placea sa citesc mai des despre ceea ce faceti!

    Ramona

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  4. Adina, multumesc inca o data pentru trimiteri, ne vor prinde si noua extrem de bine!
    Va imbratisam cu mult drag!

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