How It Works
Why Dino Books is Bigger, Better and More Entertaining?
We currently have a total of more than 10000 books in our database. Dino Books' database is constantly updated and new books added on a monthly basis.
More than 10000 books
We have books available in more than 50 languages. The largest international story database: Dino Books have stories from more than 45 countries including Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Native American stories.
More than 50 languages
Read aloud featureA selection of our books have the read aloud feature meaning young children who cannot read can enjoy the books.
Bilingual featureThis is the only site where you can read the same story in any 2 languages of your choice.
Multiple devicesIs designed in a way that allows users to read books on tablets, smart phones and computer screens smoothly.
Songs and Nursery RhymesThe library is not limited to books only; we also have hundreds of children’s songs and nursery rhymes from all around the world.
Graded readersThis site is great for early readers and language learners to start from simply written stories and gradually advance to more complicated ones.
Age appropriateParents and teachers never have to worry about finding a book that is exactly at their child’s level in age and ability.
GamebooksDino Books has many books that have puzzles activities and fun questions that will engage young readers and keep their interest.
Fun GenresIn addition to fairy tales and classics Dino Books also has many interesting genres that appeal to both girls and boys including but not limited to princess books, dinosaurs, animals, adventure and magic.
How does reading aid cognitive growth?
The benefits or reading to and with children have been well documented.
This simple, enjoyable act aids a child’s cognitive growth in a number of ways.
Decision making skillsReading stories that present a child with new situations and scenarios and learning how the characters respond to the challenges improve the young learners’ decision making and problem solving skills.
social skillsStorybooks help children gain social skills in three major ways:
a) They gain storytelling skills for the telling of their own stories
b) They can correctly identify the emotions of others and display appropriate emotions themselves
c) They learn to tell stories in a way that takes another perspective.
Creative thinking skillsUnlike when watching a cartoon, reading a children’s book requires using the imagination to understand what exactly happened in the story and to predict what might happen next. Children will soon start creating their own stories.
Cultural skillsEvery culture has its own fables and heroes that have been told from generation to generation to convey cultural values. Through these children learn important life lessons told from the unique lens of their own culture.
Leadership skillsNot only child-friendly biographies of leaders and other famous people but also children’s books that have characters who emerge as a leader in a difficult situation make excellent role-models for children.
Global skills and flexible thinking skillsYoung learners who read stories from different cultures learn to look at problems from different angles and become familiar with different places, people and cultures from around the world.
How Do Children Grow Cognitively?
At age 1A child imitates simple actions, can repeat single words, reacts to music, can speak a few words like doggie, milk and dada
At age 2A child engages in parallel play, can make 2-word sentences, will be able to point at some objects and name them, has a vocabulary of about 200 words
At age 3A child can make 3-4 word sentences, has a vocabulary of about 1000 words, can do simple puzzles, can identify basic emotions, understands past and present.
At age 4A child can make 4-5 word sentences, is more aware of time and location (right, left), understands and shows interest in magic, can talk about events in the past, present and future, has a limited understanding of numbers.
At age 5A child can instigate and play group games, can tell & make up stories, knows about 2200 words, can do pattern matching, and moral reasoning, understands different digits of numbers, can follow stories with multiple characters.
At age 6A child can take the 3rd person’s view, has basic logical thinking skills, can follow more complicated stories.
At age 7 +Can understand abstract concepts, can read and comprehend complicated stories, thinks more realistically.
How does joint reading create bonding?
Reading to children helps them develop cognitively and socially, but that is not all. When a parent sits down and shares a story with a child a bond is created. In today's society, parents may have limited time to spend time with their children and it is not always easy to know how to keep them entertained. A storybook portal filled with books in a range of interesting and exciting genres is guaranteed to provide a fun time and help parents and children to bond. A parent can really engage a child in a story, using different voices for different characters, asking questions about the story and the illustrations or asking the child to predict what might happen next. The act of sitting down close to the child and taking them into the wonderful world of the story can be a magical time for a small child. You can also sing together using the vast library of songs and nursery rhymes on this site.