Hi! It’s Wednesday, March 21, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (with parental supervision)
This website offers a treasure trove of recorded children’s stories and literature from the 1940′s and 1950′s that you can download or listen to for free online, as you browse the books with original illustrations!
Kiddie Records began as a year-long project to celebrate the golden age of children’s records by offering a story each week. The project lasted through 2009 and now, the stories are all archived online. As explained at the website, “Many of the recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.” All of these stories were
When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured stories. Use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen and click on each year from 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 to access the stories that include titles such as:
- Story of Robin Hood
- Hopalong Cassidy
- The Selfish Giant
- 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
- Peter Pan
- Tubby the Tuba
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book
- The Lone Ranger
- Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
- The Little Engine That Could
- Paul Bunyan
- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
And many, many more! There are even stories about manners and safety, and sing-along songs too.
Thanks to this website, these old treasures can now be shared with today’s generation online.