There is a great FREE read-aloud books option for children that may be available on your school or neighborhood library’s website right now. It’s called TumbleBooks and it would be under the children’s section. If that option is not currently available to you, reach out to your school or neighborhood library and tell them to contact TumbleBook Library. TumbleBook Library is offering a free trial of their wonderful literature (and math) resources through August 31.
From their website:
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school license, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!
Their collections include licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Walker & Company, Annick Press, Orca Books, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.
The collections also provide enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumblePremium and TumbleDeluxe are great additions to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.
The collections are accessed online from every computer in your school or library with Internet connection, or from home through a direct link on your school or library website.