This morning I discovered this gem of a website from the United Kingdom and was instantly hooked. If you haven’t already visited the World Stories site, do check it out.
World Stories (www.worldstories.org.uk) is a growing online collection of short stories for children. Throughout history, before pens, computers, books and libraries – people have told each other stories and World Stories understands that stories are really important. They can help us understand each other and learn about other cultures, and they can help us celebrate our own traditions and culture. Most of all they are fun!
Our collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories from around the world. One in eight children in the UK speaks a language other than English as their first language and the stories are available in the 21 languages most spoken by UK children. The stories can be read and listened to online, or downloaded. Everything is free!