Friday, December 10, 2010
Story Time for Me Review & Free Offer!
STORY TIME FOR ME is a unique literary website designed specifically for toddlers and children in early elementary school, allowing them to read and listen to enjoyable, online interactive picture books. We also offer a one-of-a-kind animated personalized book.
Our unique technology balances entertainment with proven learning techniques to provide your child with hours of fun reading enjoyment. Your child will be fascinated by the fantastic illustrations, and captivated by the animation, music, and sound effects that enhance the professionally read narration. Best of all, your child will be engaged and amused as he or she learns.
The STORY TIME FOR ME e-library offers compelling storytelling with inspiring and memorable characters that will stimulate any child’s imagination. The original episodic content will foster a love of reading and improve your child’s cognitive development and reading skills. The interactive language prompts will provide your child with his or her own personal reading coach. Questions and activities related to the books will provide children with ways to further explore the themes presented in the stories.
Multimedia Personalized Book
Say goodbye to the old drag-and-drop name and photo swap. Now, children can be the star of their own unique personalized interactive picture book. We have a selection of storybooks to suit any age and gender - from infancy to early childhood. Click here for more details.
The episodes highlight the word or sentence being read by the narrator to help children follow along, keep their place in the story, and develop their reading skills through active listening. This feature can be turned on or off, according to the child's preference.
Practice Makes Perfect
For children who want to practice their reading skills out loud, the reader can click on any word in the story to have the narrator repeat the word with perfect articulation.
A Customized Reading Experience
The stories can be read either in auto-mode or manually, allowing children to turn the pages at their desired pace. This gives young readers the flexibility to enjoy our stories according to their reading ability.
The stories are narrated by professional voice actors and actresses who bring excitement and drama to their narrative. The narration is enhanced by spectacular sound effects and music, which furthers the listener's experience and adds atmosphere to the tales.
Building Vocabulary for Toddlers
In our stories for toddlers (ages 1-4), the reader or child can click on designated words within the story to activate a picture pop-up. This feature will teach children word associations and increase their vocabulary.
Parent/Teacher Discussion Questions
Each of our stories concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions. The questions are intended to spark conversation and to test the child’s analytical skills. Stimulating prompts relating to the episode will spark the children's imaginations.
At the end of each of the Ben the Mouse episodes, we offer a polling function. This feature will build up the child’s confidence by offering multiple choice questions that the child can answer. The questions are presented in both written and narrated form. Children will also be able to view how other subscribers answered the same question.
Regularly Updated Stories
Throughout the month, our series are updated with up to ten new episodes, creating an ongoing connection with young readers who will be eager to find out what their favoriate characters are going to do next.
At the end of every episode, the reader has an opportunity to rate the stories; write a simple review; or comment on their favorite part(s) of the story. We recognize that children enjoy sharing views and ideas, and therefore, we offer a feedback forum that allows them to express themselves in a meaningful way.
Creative Art Activity
At the end of the Ben the Mouse episodes, there is a fun activity for children to try. They will be challenged to use their creativity, and then they can share their creations with the entire STFM family. Children can upload a picture of their artwork or craft directly to our Art Gallery where they can also include their name, age, a picture of themselves, and the name of their home city.
Share Your Creativity with the STFM Community
For the readers of the Ben the Mouse and Fern the Fox series, each episode will conclude with an activity question relating to the story that will challenge children to express themselves on video. You don’t have to download any software as it works directly off our site. Just like the STFM art gallery, children will be able to upload their video creations to the STORY TUBE FOR ME video gallery where they can share their productions with the entire STFM community.
All of our public forums, whether video, graphic or text are strictly monitored by STFM management. No content will be posted on the site without our prior review. We will not post any content that is inappropriate for children, nor will we post any content that is derogatory in any way. We want to maintain a healthy environment that will promote and encourage creativity in children without them being subjected to unhelpful criticism.
Story Time for Me reading program can certainly stimulate the desire to read and achieve in your child! My daughter, Gracie, who is 7 1/2, absolutely adores to read and the stories we encountered on this website teach values that every child needs as well as the desire to read. The minute Gracie comes home from school she wants to go online and read! She calls it "her site"! I love that she takes ownership of a reading program!
When I was teaching reading back in the day, I did not have access to an online program such as this! I really could have used it! I know that some of the die-hard "I don't like to read" kids I taught would have become avid readers with this program! StoryTimeForMe.com has so much to offer-both early reader and toddler sections! The price is right and packages are available! I urge you all to check out this wonderful site! Grandparents! Remember Christmas is coming! What a thoughtful and rewarding gift this would make!
Story Time for Me has graciously offered my readers this amazing offer!
All of my readers will receive 2 FREE BOOKS! Go to this link http://storytimeforme.com/2books !
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