I recently stumbled across a great website I’d like to share with you called Story box library.
I love new internet finds that ensure
we get the best out of the web whilst merging old fashioned charm with new advances in technology.
Story box library is kind of like having your own beautifully illustrated library of Australian books at your fingertips, and you even have someone to read them to you. In Australian accents. Not that we Aussies have an accent do we?
The storybox library website itself is beautifully designed and illustrated and the books have been chosen for their slightly quirky but charming take on life. Having the stories read by Australian voices, and some very funny comedians, also ensures the art of storytelling is alive and well. Cal Wilson’s rendition of Bella’s Bad Hair Day is a favourite, whilst Colin Lane, Clare Bowditch, Danny Katz, Missy Higgins, Jane Kennedy and Nick Cave are just some of the other great talents lending their voice and personality to some great reads.
The Storybox Library has a section for families, libraries, schools and organisations and there are some associated activities to enrich the learning experience.
The short films also provide a great ‘behind the scenes’ chat with authors and illustrators. We have a few fans of Andy Griffiths in this household so his little spiel was thoroughly enjoyed.
Now of course we know the interactive nature of technology provides the most benefits, and enjoying this with parents or siblings certainly helps to provide that. It is also a great safe way for kids to have a little downtime and become absorbed in story and imagination even if it is on a screen.
So for kids of any age, Storybox library is a great addition to your technology toolkit….. and guess what? To celebrate World Read Aloud day on Feb 24th, I have three 12 month subscriptions to give away, valued at $29.95 each.
All you have to do is tell me one of your favourite stories your kids love to have read aloud….or a favourite story from when you were a kid.
Competition closes Tuesday March 8th, 5pm AEST. Winners will be notified by email.
This is not a sponsored post, however I was gifted the 3 prizes.