iRead With: Interactive Stories for Kids in Preschool
The Children’s Book Review | April 26, 2014
Video courtesy of iRead With: iRead With is an innovative shared reading program on iPad designed to foster language development and help preschoolers get ready to read. iRead With animated stories encourage a participative reading experience engaging both child and parent.
This new shared reading method was created in conjunction with University of McGill’s Child Phonology Lab, where extensive research shows that the most effective read-alouds are those where children are actively involved.
HOW DOES THE PROMPTING SYSTEM WORK?
Narrative sequences are punctuated by prompts and conversation starters, inviting to talk about the story and the world around us.
PRIMARY SKILLS DEVELOPED
Speech and oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, emergent literacy concepts, narrative skills and comprehension strategies.
Touch Living Words to trigger sounds and animations.
Animations are tied to the storytelling to create a meaningful experience. Tap them to find a surprise!
CHOOSE YOUR AVATARS
Choose your avatar to personalize your reading experience.
RECORD YOUR OWN VOICE
Important words can be recorded. Children can also create and record their own dialogue lines.
Play with story puppets and create your own animated stories in the Story Theatre.
READ THE STORY AGAIN!
There are three reading levels with more Living Words to discover, and new prompts to engage conversation.