Therapy Resource of the Week: 'Speakaboos'
The best part about all the time I have been spending ‘trolling’ for activities to put on our various Pinterest boards, are the gems I find !
Speakaboos is a beautiful online site that brings classic children’s stories to the web for the digital world. The stories are beautifully illustrated and are narrated by celebrity voices like Tom Arnold, Clay Aiken, Kevin Bacon and Harry Shearer – of Simpson’s fame!.
Stories are classic folk tales, fairy tales, fables, holiday tales, stories in Spanish, and my favorite, 8 of the Arthur books by Marc Brown! (that part alone makes the site worth visiting, IMO!)
There are interactive games, including virtual coloring pages, arts and crafts, trivia, and flashcards. 25 of the stories are completely free and a membership gives you access to the entire site for $4.99 a month. You can also get a free trial of the full blown product for 14 days. The site was graded ‘A+’ by Education World and is listed as a ‘Great Web Site’ by the American Library Association.