Getting young readers interested in reading can be a difficult task, especially if they have trouble. We all know that some the best things you can do is to read to them often, and have them read aloud to you. It helps them feel more comfortable with the act of reading. Also using picture books helps with the comprehension of the text, which will help the child feel more confident in their reading abilities. But what if you were able to add sound or music? How about animation? How involved do you think the child will be now?
Introducing Tumble Book Library. “TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.” (“About the TumbleBookLibrary.” Tumble Book Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 May 2013.www.Tumblebooks.com.)
This site provides the user with a collection of licensed titles from publishers such as Candlewick Press, Simon and Schuster, Chronicle Books, and HarperCollins Publisher. The program provides support for both independent readers and those who require additional support and skill building. Perfect for classrooms where you can have unlimited access to the materials and even download the TumbleBooks unplugged app onto you mobile device (not available on iPods, mp3 players or copied to a CD). This is the perfect resource for today’s digital reader and learner.