Thursday, October 22, 2009

TumbleBook Library - fun reads & an early literacy tool

cover, a TumbleBook called 'For Just One Day'The TumbleBook Library is now available from WCCLS.

What exactly is a TumbleBook, you might ask. A TumbleBook is an eBook for prereaders and readers. They combine clear story telling with just the right amount of visual movement to enhance the overall story experience — like a story time with a little something extra. And, TumbleBooks are available in English, French and Spanish.

Each story gives you the running time of the story, as well as the reading level. When you're in the story, the text is highlighted while it's being narrated so readers can follow along. Pages turn automatically — or you can read at your own speed. You can turn off the narration, too.

While TumbleBooks are a great early literacy tool, they are awesome and fun, especially when parents and teachers are involved with the process.

To use the TumbleBook Library, just have your WCCLS library card handy.