Southwark Library has a free eBook and eAudiobook service – https://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries/elibrary/ebooks-and-eaudiobooks
Remember to take a look at Lyndhurst’s Story Corner as well: [link to Story Corner].
There are lots of read-aloud clips on YouTube. Just type in ‘read-aloud’ or ‘read along’ and the name of an author or book!
The BBC School Radio site has lots of audio stories and animations for 4 – 11 year olds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg
The CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) has a playlist on YouTube; you can listen to the author reading their book and then draw a character alongside.
Rob Biddulph, the children’s author and illustrator, has published lots of draw-along videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpgrJijMpk_pyp9uTbxLdg
The Family Zone has been especially set up by the National Literacy Trust to offer some fun to children and grown-ups staying at home. It has lots of free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.
Have a look at the National Literacy Trust’s beautiful, free eBook, The Book of Hopes, which has contributions by many authors and is edited by Katherine Rundell: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
Oxford Owl has a large, free eBook library and storyteller videos:
CILIP (the UK’s library and information association) YouTube channel has published lots of clips of authors talking about and reading their work:
You can find lots of stories read aloud at Storyline Online.
Free online books and videos, plus games and quizzes from The Book Trust:
Library Directory – astronauts reading from the International Space Station!
Audiobooks are a fantastic way for your children to develop their reading and literacy skills as well as to have some quiet time away from a screen.
Audible is offering lots of children’s audiobooks for free during this time, in English and in other languages.
You could also try Storynory: https://www.storynory.com/ and Spotify (search for ‘children audiobooks’).