Summer Reading 2014

Tumblebooks

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Children, eMaterials, Kids

Now includes Tumble Math!

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.

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of licensed titles from children’s book publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker & Company, Lerner Books, and HarperCollins Publishers, amongst others.

The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.

Story Books:
The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children’s favorite story books. Old time favorites such as “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch, as well as favorite fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Old Mother Hubbard” come to life in an educational and interactive way. Other titles include: “Diary of a Worm,” “How I Became a Pirate,” “Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10,” “One Duck Stuck,” and “Tops and Bottoms.” Click to see a complete list of available titles.

Automatic/Manual Button: TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; while in manual, the narration and animation continue but children turn the pages at their own speed. A flashing arrow appears at the end of each page prompting the reader to turn the page. The sound off/on button allows the student to mute the narration and read to themselves. The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.

Language Learning:
Our Language Learning Section includes a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. Many are bilingual titles which allow the user to read the book in two languages.

Read-Along Books:
Older students or more accomplished readers can read our collection of read-along chapter books. Read-along titles feature narration, sentence highlighting, and automatic page turning.

TumbleTV:
We’ve included pre-set playlists for your convenience which play various books in sequence! No need to choose books and add them to your favorites or playlist as we’ve already done this for you! Also, check out our TumbleTV episode which features a zany host introducing various TumbleBooks.

Non-fiction Books: 
Our non-fiction section allows young readers the opportunity to explore stories about real animals, people or places.

Puzzles and Games: 
A collection of puzzles and games accompany each book and reinforce concepts from the books, allowing for a fun and educational learning experience.

TumbleBookLibrary En Espanol and TumbleBookLibrary en Francais: 
Our language drop down menu allows users to view the entire website in Spanish or French. Instructions, news and descriptions of books are all in Spanish or French. Perfect for ESL, Bilingual, and French and Spanish programs.

TumbleSearch:
Our online search allows you to search by title, author, publisher, and language. In addition, you can search by reading levels in both Automatic and Manual modes as well as by subject.

MyPlaylist:
The TumblePlayer allows students, teachers, librarians and parents to preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another.  The TumblePlayer works just like an online music player.

My Favorites:
Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.

TumbleMailer and Record-a-Book Feature
Kids and parents can send TumbleCards and TumbleBooks to friends and family through our TumbleMailer feature. They can also narrate and record their own TumbleBooks!

Jamie

About Jamie Bayne

Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!

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