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Author: Shawn Chambers

Indianapolis Public Library

100+ Free Video Read Alouds

When you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun! Listed below are more than 100 video read alouds from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo. This listening library is available all day every day…and all night! “Read it again!” has never been easier!

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Seasons Readings

The Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre and the Indianapolis Public Library present Season’s Readings, a video storytelling series that highlights a diversity of families, cultures and celebrations. Stories showcase Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and LGBTQ-inclusive themes, in addition to kid-favorite holiday characters and wonderfully wintry, snowy days!

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PAWS to Read with a Dog

Reading aloud to a dog is a great way to practice reading. Find out about library dogs who are great listeners in Madeline Finn and the Library Dog. When Madeline can’t get the words right, Bonnie the dog doesn’t mind. Madeline realizes it’s ok to go slow and keep trying!

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Move! Stories & Activities for Kids

Get up, get out, and get moving! Exercise does all kinds of good things for a child’s body. It reduces the risk of many illnesses as well as improving mood and sleep. It is great for relieving stress, and it’s fun! Get in the mood to move by listening to ​Niño Wrestles the World​.

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Celebrating Every Child

Some kids climb trees. Some kids wear dresses. Some kids climb trees while wearing dresses. Kids are kids, in all their different and marvelous ways! Kids can do anything! Here is a selection of books that celebrate kids doing life their own way, proud of whoever they are.

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Indy 500 for Kids

Have fun learning about the history, physics and amazing records of the greatest spectacle in racing – the Indianapolis 500! Here are stories and @home activities about the Indy. You can even learn how to draw or build a race car of your own!

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Read Right Now! The Berenstain Bears

The Berenstain Bears, a clothes wearing, treehouse living bear family have been entertaining children since 1962. That’s over fifty years of stories! There are so many you could almost read one every day for a year! Enjoy a couple bear family read alouds and some fun @home activities.

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