Books Should Be Free is Now Loyal Books

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 10.49.22 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Here is a place to find hundreds of audio books to load onto your computer or MP3 player and they are all free!

Mission

Books Should Be Free makes the world’s public domain audio books available for browsing in a visual and entertaining way.

Uses

If you don’t know what book you want to listen to next, it can be tedious trolling through hundreds of lines of text results looking for a fun book. Books Should Be Free puts the fun back into browsing for audio books. For those who listen to audio books because reading does not come easily to them, the last thing these people would want to do is read through pages of text to find something to listen to. BooksShouldBeFree provides a primarily visual browsing experience so you don’t have to read tedious amounts to find listening material. The BooksShouldBeFree.com website is also screen reader friendly making its resources accessible to people with vision disabilities.

Free

All audio books on BooksShouldBeFree.com are in the public domain. This means that no one holds a copy right on these books and therefore anyone including BooksShouldBeFree.com is free to distribute them. Enjoy these free audio books and use the share button on BooksShouldBeFree.com to tell your friends about all these great public domain audio books.

Source

Books that have entered the public domain are digitized and recorded by volunteers that coordinate themselves through a variety of websites. The majority of public domain books, however, are digitized by Gutenberg.org and recorded by Librivox.org. Books Should Be Free draws on these public domain sources to deliver free audio books to you in an engaging and fun way. Enjoy the browsing experience on our website and be sure to bookmark us and return when you’re ready for you’re next audio book!

Kinetic City

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.02.07 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

The Kinetic City Super Crew needs your kids’ help to save their virtual world of Vearth from the science-distorting compurter virus, Deep Delete!

The kids in your program will work together to perform engaging and educational science activities, and then download their data to the Super Crew (Keisha, Curtis, Megan and Max) to help repair their world. Then, your kids will go on an exciting Mission To Vearth adventure, earning Kinetic City Power Points as they use their knowledge to battle Deep Delete.

Kiddie Records Weekly

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 10.56.10 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Raise your hand if you remember 78 RPM records! Careful, don’t take both hands off the walker! How about records with stories on them? Here is a site with many old records presented in digital format. How about sharing a few minutes from yesteryear with the kids of this year. Pecos Bill, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy and many more voices from the days when the movies were inside your head. They were better then weren’t they?

Mrs. Perkins’ Dolch Words

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.09.16 PM

The English language can be tough to learn. I’ve heard people question “Why don’t they just teach phonics?” Much of our language is not phonetic. There are some words you just have to learn by their shape. To the discerning eye, that can mean spelling. To the beginning reader, that may simply mean the outline, the tallness or shortness of the letters or the length of the word.

From the website:

What are Dolch Words?

Reading is the most important skill a child will ever learn. It is impossible for a person to live a productive life without being able to read, i.e.; becoming literate. In most schools, children are expected to be able to read simple sentences and stories by the end of first grade. By third grade, they are expected to be able to read almost any kind of text. As well as being able to “sound out” (phonetically decode) regularly spelled words, children must also master reading basic, common sight words.

Continue reading Mrs. Perkins’ Dolch Words

Vocabulary Can Be Fun!

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.16.19 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Vocabulary is Fun is a leading vocabulary website worldwide with the best flash online word games. The vocabulary games include an online word search, an online crossword puzzle, and hangman online (our version is called HangMouse). Users choose the vocabulary list that the online word game will use in the word game. The vocabulary games are popular for use on smart boards for word games to build vocabulary skills in classrooms.

Many people build their English vocabulary through a blend of methods — by taking English classes, reading books, watching movies in English, and studying English with English language software. Playing word and vocabulary games is a valuable part of learning English. There are thousands of vocabulary words in our vocabulary lists.

Vocabulary.co.il is a fun educational website dedicated to helping you build reading, phonics, or English language skills. We offer Free Online Word Games which are specifically designed to build vocabulary skills and to motivate people to learn through fun practice in spelling, phonics, and vocabulary.

Tools For Educators

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.23.17 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

At Tools for Educators.com make classroom resources to support your lesson plans and supporting materials for your current curriculum: elementary, preschool resources and kindergarten printables, math worksheets, math games, English worksheets, science worksheets, printable science games, Spanish, French, German and other foreign language materials. You will see a “pop-up ad” at the beginning. Just close it and explore a bunch of free resources.

Silly Books!

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.19.58 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Teachers and parents in schools and home schools use our animated books, children’s music, puzzles and games in their classrooms and homes. Our content entertains kids while promoting child literacy. The content on the pages of SillyBooks is useful in all segments of the wide-ranging educational arena, from the gifted child to the child with learning difficulties; from inspiring imagination to the mundane but essential basic of learning to read. With text that is high-lighted in time with the voice-over in both story and song, children can see each word as spoken.

Use this website as a learning addition in your classroom or homeschool.

Fact Monster

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.27.12 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education, and health.

Bang On Time

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.13.01 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

This is a simple way for kids to practice telling time with an analog clock. That, and counting change, are becoming a lost skill in this digital age. There are several other time related exercises if you click on the “Home” button.

Santa Claus and Christmas at the North Pole

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 11.32.25 PM
Click the picture to visit the site in a new window!

Northpole.com celebrates the holidays with dozens of activities for children and families. A child-safe, award-winning holiday site, northpole.com promotes a traditional look at Santa’s Secret village at the North Pole but with high-tech, creative features to keep children and adults entertained – all for free!