StoryWeaver is an open source digital platform from Pratham Books on which stories can be read, downloaded, translated, versioned or printed. All the content on StoryWeaver is available under Creative Commons licenses to encourage collaboration and reuse.
Whether you are an educator looking for distance learning solutions, or a parent looking for ways of keeping your little ones engaged, or someone who cares about children having uninterrupted access to reading resources even during school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak - StoryWeaver is here to support you.
Illustration by Ekta Bharti, for I Love Me, written by Menaka Raman and published by Pratham Books.
We have more than 19,000 storybooks in 230 languages, available on our platform www.storyweaver.org.in which you can read online, on your phone, download or print PDFs, all for free. Here are some of the other ways that you can use StoryWeaver:
--> The Reading Programme is an easy-to-use, curated collection of books, themes and activities, tailored to suit the learning needs of children from Grades 1 to 8. Sign up for free and help children fall in love with books and reading! http://bit.ly/33jYdMl
--> The STEM Reading Lists have a collection of storybooks that spark curiosity and interest in children to explore concepts related to science, math and technology: http://bit.ly/3aR5RR9
--> The Readalongs are audio-visual storybooks that early readers can listen to as they learn to read. These books have subtitles that mirror the audio narration of the story, which help children build language acquisition skills: http://bit.ly/3aS5Nk2
--> StoryWeaver’s English and Hindi YouTube channels have delightful, artfully narrated video stories to engage children and nurture their thinking and imagination.
Explore StoryWeaver’s local language digital libraries that are available in Amharic, Assamese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla (Bangladesh), BasaJawa , Bengali, Chinyanja, Farsi, French, Gondi, Gujarati, Hindi, Igbo, Kannada, Khmer, Kiswahili, Kolami, Konkani, Korku, Luganda, Macedonian, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba, to name a few.
If you are looking for more distance learning solutions, here is a comprehensive list shared by UNESCO.
Thanks to the power of open licensing, technology, and our network of wonderful authors, illustrators, translators and partners, we can give children around the world free access to joyful reading material, even during school closures.
Keep calm, stay safe and #ReadAtHomeWithStoryWeaver.
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