Read, Watch & Listen – For Kids
NEW! LOTE4Kids is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages, that helps libraries to engage multilingual families in their communities, while allowing kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling.
Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Just click on the Kanopy link, then on “Go to Kanopy Kids” on the top right hand corner of the screen to access everything from Arthur, Curious George and Sesame Street to animated storybooks like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Knuffle Bunny.
Storybooks Canada is a website for teachers, parents, and community members that aims to promote bilingualism and multilingualism in Canada. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available in the major immigrant and refugee languages of Canada, in addition to the official languages of English and French. A story that is read in English or French at school can be read in the mother tongue by parents and children at home. In this way, Storybooks Canada helps children to maintain the mother tongue in both oral and print form, while learning one of Canada’s official languages. Similarly, the audio versions of the stories can help beginning readers and language learners make the important connection between speech and text.
Overdrive or Libby – Download free eBooks and audioBooks for kids and teens. If there’ a book you don’t see in the Overdrive/Libby collection, let us know and we’ll try to purchase it for you.