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Alfred and the Dragon is the story of a boy who one day grabs hold of a giant balloon and gets swept away to a far-off land where a Goblin has the lovely Princess Imari trapped inside a glass jar. Alfred frees the Princess and with the help of a friendly Dragon flies her back home. Following the letters of the alphabet, Alfred and the Dragon teaches children how to recognize letters and sounds, while capturing their imagination along the way. Come on this wonderful adventure with Alfred and see how much of the alphabet you can learn.
Introducing – The Little Red Hen with Wordwinks and Retell, Record and Share is the classic story retold, the sixth illustrated book app for iPad and iphone in the You TELL Me Stories Library. This is the story of a little red hen who sets out to bake some bread. Every step of the way, she asks her friends to help, but they say no! The story teaches the moral concept of helping your friends, and what happens if you just sit down and do nothing. Then, when the job is done, you get nothing! Using repetition, which invites young children to join in the story, the tale reinforces predictability and teaches what it means to be a friend.
Introducing – Harry and Lulu 1.0, the fifth illustrated book app for iPad in the You TELL Me Stories Library. Designed to help parents learn and practice the most effective way to read to children, Harry and Lulu features WordWinks-questions, comments, and paraphrased vocabulary embedded in red within the text. While reading Harry and Lulu to their child, parents pause when they encounter red colored text, and read the question or comment in the more conversational tone of a parent rather than a narrator. Validated by educational researchers, the QC technique makes kids active participants in the reading process: enhancing listening, thinking, and talking skills.
The classic story is retold: After a bear family living in the woods goes for a walk while their breakfast cools, Goldilocks comes upon their house. She enters and helps herself to their oatmeal, sits in their chairs and lies in their beds – always preferring the baby-sized one. When the papa, mama and little baby bear return, they are upset to find the intruder. When Goldilocks is discovered in Baby Bear’s bed she jumps up and runs home! Goldilocks learns … never touch or take things that are not your own … that don’t belong to you.
It’s a brand new day at the K-9 Shelter and Oscar, the delightful dachshund, is hoping to be adopted and find a new home. All the other dogs are putting their best paws forward and finding homes, while poor Oscar is left with his best friend Yo-Yo. When a little girl comes to adopt Yo-Yo, Oscar is so sad he doesn’t even open his eyes. But just as the shelter is about to close, Joey arrives and finds his new best friend. Both Oscar and Joey discover THE BEST IS SAVED FOR LAST!
When Oscar, the adorable dachshund puppy, wakes up one morning and can’t find any of his friends, his journey takes him to the Central Zoo. At the Zoo, Oscar imagines what it might be like to be something other than plain old Oscar the dachshund. In the end, Oscar discovers he’d rather not be an elephant with a long trunk, a giraffe with a tall neck, or a seal with short flippers … and decides there’s nobody he’s rather be than himself!
This classic story is retold: Chicken Little with WordWinks and Retell Record & Share uses rhyme to build critical pre-reading skills, while engaging children in a story that teaches them not to jump to conclusions and to think for themselves. Register in the Chicken Little App and receive a FREE Fun Activity Book to reinforce fine motor skills, storytelling and retelling, and rhyme – all skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten!
This classic story is retold: Little Red Riding Hood engages children in this classic tale, while the story’s WordWinks® (comments and questions embedded in the text) teach inference (big ears, big hands, big eyes are all clues), and teach, “You should never talk to strangers. It isn’t safe.”
This classic story is retold: A curious mouse sets off on a journey and runs into a sleeping lion that he accidentally wakes up from his nap. As the lion is about to eat the mouse, the mouse makes a promise to help the lion in return for his freedom, and narrowly escapes. Mouse later finds out about humans capturing the lion and chews through the ropes in order to set the jungle cat free. The mouse makes good on his promise and the lion learns of humility. The story teaches young children that if they demonstrate kindness to others, others will demonstrate kindness back. The story also reinforces that when trouble strikes, it is important to have friends.