But... if you haven't made it to the library or you just can't seem to get your child off the computer here are some alternatives.
1. Ask your child if they were using Raz-Kids at school. This program usually runs from September to September so they are likely still enrolled. If not - go to the Sample tab and listen to the books there.
2. Go to your local library website and see if they host Tumblebooks and BookFlix. You will need your library card number but then your children will be able to access picture and chapter books - read to them without a special book reader. This is the link to West Vancouver's portal but many libraries are hosts. http://westvanlibrary.ca/index.php?page=15
3. A long time favourite of mine is BookPALS Storyline Online. Well known actors from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation share stories aloud and are great models for the benefits of reading.
4. RippleReader provides online books for different ages. You have to buy the books and use their reader but they work on any computer. You can even record your own voice so they make great gifts.
The best part of the online interactive books is that there is no annoying advertising or websites to distract your child away from enjoying their books.
Enjoy your summer!