The BBC Scotland Learning homepage has been recently revamped. The site is constantly updated with new resources – you can find links to all BBC Scotland Learning output as well as teaching notes, television schedule information and a new blog where you can find out about the BBC’s upcoming projects and you can leave feedback.
It’s called Storynory and the idea behind the site is to provide audio files of children’s stories. Some of the stories have some very nice illustrations to accompany them. And even better, the site is free!
There is a mix of classic stories, such as the Grimm fairytales and Aesops Fables but also some original stories unique to the Storynory site such as The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate.
The audio files can be played through the website, but can also be downloaded to be played offline, if that is easier for you to do so.
This is what they say about themselves:
Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. We also have a sprinkling of verse.
We have published an audio story every week since November 2005. Storynory has grown and grown in popularity, and now around a quarter of a million mp3 files are downloaded every month from our servers. Our stories are read by Natasha Gostwick and her clear story-telling voice has won a place in the hearts of children and adults all over the world.