There are lots of free resources available for kids right now, especially in regards to homeschooling and learning. I want to share a few I’m really impressed with but first I’m obliged to say that this post includes Amazon affiliate links which means I might earn from qualifying purchases.
First of all, do you know about stories.audible.com? It’s an Audible site with streaming audiobooks for kids, and it’s free right now “for as long as schools are closed.” You don’t have to register or sign in. Just click Start Listening to browse the selection of books and listen to however many you like. How cool is that? Most of the content is geared for kids but I’ve found several books I’ve enjoyed listening to. Any other fans of Hank the Cowdog? No? Just me?
There are also several fun kids’ books currently available for free on Kindle. Each of these books was free at the time I posted this but be sure to check the price before you buy because I’ve found free books don’t always stay free for long.
For best results I recommend reading most of these on a tablet or laptop rather than an e-ink Kindle just so they’ll be in color. I discovered that some of them aren’t even compatible with my Kindle Oasis, though they opened just fine with the Kindle app on my tablet.
Picture Books/Easy Readers
Early Chapter Books
Middle Grade Books
The Adventure Collection includes 5 unabridged classics: Treasure Island, The Jungle Book, Gulliver’s Travels, White Fang, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. Once you’ve “purchased” it (for free, if you get it now) you’ll be qualified to “add Audible narration” for $1.99! That’s 5 full audiobooks (over 40 hours long) for less than $2.00. Again, I have no idea how long this deal will be available.
The Happy Hollisters books are formulaic family mystery stories from the 1950s. If you like this series other titles are available for $2.99 each or are included in the Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Enjoy! I’d love for you to let me know in the comments if you found something here for your family!