Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tumblebooks for Hot, Summer Days

Tumblebooks is an extensive online library available from your computer. You'll find online read-alongs and animated versions of picture books.

Tumblebooks is great used at home for preschoolers who would like more "lap time," beginning readers and ESL students who need some extra help and high school students who need to listen to that last minute classic. Kids can independently follow along to listen to stories with the words highlighted as they read.

Some exciting features:
  • Story Books. Favorite picture books are animated. Most titles are paired with quizzes and games.
  • Tumble Readables. Beginning readers are presented read-along style. An audio of the book being read aloud is paired with highlighted text so that kids can follow along.
  • Language Learning. Tumblebooks includes a growing number of Spanish-language titles.
  • An Index. Click on 'Index' for a quick way to jump to the titles you would like to find.
  • Audio Books. Tumblebooks provides a selection of classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in audio-only format.

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