Red Couch Reading Room's Storytime is designed for preschool through early elementary age students and their parents!
The stories and rhymes in Red Couch Storytime are developed around learning goals from the very simple (counting 1 to 5) to the more advanced (parts of speech). Each story is read via video available free (Click below on a selected image) or on our YouTube channel. Many of the books are available in the RED COUCH STORE and some are public domain, available to print for free online at Project Gutenberg , so that you can read your children's favorites over and over, wherever you are!
pick a Story - I'll meet you there!
Five Little Kittens
Join Miss Cara of The Red Couch Reading Room as she cheers on the Five Little Kittens! Preschool and early elementary aged students will enjoy counting along as the kittens band together to climb up safely into the big tree. Five Little Kittens encourages language development, reinforces counting concepts, and teaching the character quality of concern for others.
Come on in to the Red Couch Reading Room and meet Miss Cara's best friends! My 26 Best Friends introduces each letter of the alphabet by name and sound in a fast-paced rhyme, while highlighting vocabulary development, vowel sounds, and the fun of reading! The unique combination of photography & graphic art make the content even more engaging.
Peter Rabbit is one of the beloved classic tales by Beatrix Potter. As it has passed into the public domain, Miss Cara is pleased to present it here in video form.
You can find it at Project Gutenberg, free to print out to read over and over in your own home! The Tale of Peter Rabbit teaches vocabulary development, compassion, and the character quality of obedience!
"The LIttle Red Hen" has been delighting chilren for years! Come join Miss Cara as she introduces a new audience to this Classic English folktale! This tale has passed into the public domain, and is available online at Project Gutenberg - gutenberg.org so that you can print it to read at anytime...or...just join Miss Cara and let her do the reading for you! "The Little Red Hen" encourages vocabulary development, the importance of being willing to work, and the character quality of responsibility.
The Tools in the Shed
Join in the anticipation of a day working with Mom and Dad on projects around the house! Preschool and early elementary aged students will enjoy counting along as a brother and sister think about the different tools in their shed & the jobs they will complete. The Tools in the Shed encourages language development, familiarizes young children with common tools, reinforces counting concepts, and teaches the character quality of a good work ethic.
Gracie is painting a whole lot of rainbows! Papa comes by just in time to talk with her about what she has been learning about rainbows in Sunday School. Come on in to the Red Couch Reading Room- see what the Bible says about the rainbow!
"Around Home" is a collection of 13 stories about the Meade family. Each story centers on teaching a Scriptural truth or virtue. Following each tale, the book has discussion questions and action points - fun for family devotion or any time!
Another beloved classic by Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny tells the "rest of the story" about how Peter Rabbit got his clothes back! Miss Cara is pleased to read this tale aloud here, and this is another wonderful Project Gutenberg book, free to print to have in your home. Benjamin & Peter teach a rich vocabulary, plus the character quality of prudence!
"The Three Bears" is a charming romp of a rhyming tale. In this older classic version, Goldenhair's curiosity gets the better of her, and Mr. & Mrs. Bruin - and their Tiny-cub - catch her creating havoc in their small woodland home. A public domain title, "The Three Bears" is available online at gutenberg.org - or just join Miss Cara and let her do the reading for you! "The Three Bears" is a narrative poem that will delight children while it stretches their linguistic understanding! Come on along - let's find out what happens to Goldenhair!!
Count on Me!
The Glowbabies are so excited when they get to head out for their first outing at the pond! But, wait! They soon realize that one Glowbaby seems to be missing. Is it a Glowgirl or a Glowguy? No one can tell! Mama and Papa zip in to save the day with a very timely lesson about the importance of each individual Glowbug, each especially loved. Counting to twelve, a rhyming storyline with rich vocabulary, and an emphasis on self-worth are stressed.
Have you ever been "caught" doing something good? Well, Papa catches Samuel ... and is he ever glad! Samuel's simple "thank-you" leads to a lesson on gratitude in this "Around Home" tale. Come on in to the Red Couch Reading Room - see what the Bible says about being thankful!
"Around Home" is the first in a series of children's devotional storybooks based on the life & writings of the Rev. L. A. Meade. Each story teaches a Scriptural truth or virtue in a memorable, engaging way!
Mrs. Tiggywinkle is a Beatrix Potter original! Come along with little Lucy, who is just looking for her lost handkerchiefs when she stumbles upon a tiny washer-woman, and the laundry of the entire neighborhood! Mrs Tiggywinkle teachers a rich vocabulary, imaginative play, and the character quality of personal responsibility! Another marvelous Project Gutenberg book, free to print for your own use!
Gracie & Emily start a lemonade stand to help with their friend's medical bills. But what good is it when the bills are so high?. Come on in to the Red Couch Reading Room- see what the Bible says about helping others!!
"In the Neighborhood" is the 2nd in the At Papa's Knee series of children's books. Each story centers on teaching a Scriptural truth or virtue. Following each tale, the book has discussion questions and action points - fun for family devotion or any time!