Story Place

LQ: 9.1

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Brain grade: 9.4
Fun score: 8.7

LWK Recommended Age: 3–9 Thinking Skills Used: Academic Skills Used:

StoryPlace is an interactive story-telling website designed for children between pre-school and elementary school ages. Each story is told through text-based content combined with simplistic animations. Many passages from the stories utilize voice acting, however, some passages are left entirely for users to read. Included with each themed story are a comprehension quiz which asks users to identify a fable which is similar to the story, as well as a printable activity. StoryPlace is an excellent location for your child to listen to, or practice reading short stories. Stories are of short length, contain no inappropriate materials, and are geared toward younger readers ages 3 to 9.


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THIS WEBSITE IS GOOD FOR KIDS WHO NEED HELP WITH:

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.

StoryPlace encourages users to stay engaged and focused in reading by adding fun animations and voice overs to read along to. Users also benefit from other mechanisms for engaging the reader, such as allowing users to select and name the main characters, as well as a final comprehension quiz which asks the reader to compare the completed story to a famous fable or fairy tale. Each of these features helps encourage users to remain focused on the reading and the story before them. Additionally, the stories are limited in length, allowing younger children with shorter attention spans to complete each story from beginning to end.

Reading

Users can practice reading along to stories, listening to the voice overs and watching the animations for additional contextual clues. StoryPlace offers libraries at two different reading levels ranging between pre-school and elementary level in difficulty and content. Listening to dialogue and some narration read aloud can also help users learn to pronounce unfamiliar or challenging words. StoryPlace also offers additional reading recommendations based on similar topics or themes to the animated shorts. Users like to explore the recommended reading, providing additional practice.

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