Reading to Kids at a Glance

Dec. 28, 2014

Some time ago we dedicated our posts to reading aloud with kids and we published loads of tips you can follow. You’ll find them if you scroll down our blog page. There are so many of them that you might catch yourself thinking if you can remember them all. Well, we are here to help you! 

Basically, you can split all reading activities into 3 groups: 

  • Pre-reading
  • Reading itself
  • Post-reading

Pre-reading activities are mostly used to create suspense ...

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Fun Facts About the Original Story of the Three Little Pigs

Dec. 21, 2014

Do you know that

  • The names of the three little pigs in the original story were: Browny, Whitey, and Blacky;
  • Each piggy had their own character: Browny was a dirty lazy pig, Whitey was clever but greedy and selfish, and Blacky was a nice little pig, neither dirty nor lazy;
  • Browny, Whitey, and Blacky ordered their houses from their mom before she passed away;
  • Browny wanted a house of mud, Whitey dreamt of a house made of cabbage, and Blacky ...

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5 Most Popular Interactive Features of ‘3 Little Piggies’

Dec. 14, 2014

One of the most fascinating features of our book app ‘The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf’ is its interactivity. Interactive features are ‘tappable’ and bring kids unpredictable surprises. Tapping also involves children’s motor skills, which, as we, parents, know, have better be developed as early as possible. 

Tappable features of our book app are delightful. Do you know which of them are the most popular with children? Here’s a list of 5 most favorite ones:

  • Piggies ...

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What makes 3 Little Pigs Appealing to Kids

Dec. 7, 2014

When you choose a digital book for your kids, you want it to be fun and engaging. This might be challenging as children’s skills, abilities, and preferences vary with age. While toddlers are more attracted by interactive features of the book (animation, sound effects, etc.), 4-5 year olds are more into reading and learning things. That’s why we’ve developed a book app delightful for toddlers and preschoolers alike.

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Dos in Reading Aloud (Part 4)

Nov. 30, 2014

Finally, here’s the last portion of reading aloud tips for you and your little bookworms.

  • Leave time for discussion after reading a story.
  • Bring a third dimension to the story: besides just reading add more activities related to the topic of the story. Cook muffins, cut out characters, make jigsaw puzzles, etc.
  • Fidgety children find it difficult to stay concentrated on a story. Pencils, crayons, and paper would allow them to keep their hands busy.
  • Father’s reading helps to dissociate ...

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Dos in Reading Aloud (Part 3)

Nov. 23, 2014

Here we are again with some more tips on how to read aloud. Enjoy!

  • If you feel your kids need a break, stop reading at an intriguing moment to make them look forward to the next reading time.
  • No one is too old for a picture book – make sure your audience can see the pictures if there some in a book.
  • Reading aloud comes naturally to very few people. To do it successfully and with ease you must practice ...

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Dos in Reading Aloud (Part 2)

Nov. 16, 2014

 Here’s our Friday blog post where we continue talking about reading aloud. We are offering you a new portion of reading aloud tips. 

  • Read books you and your kids like.
  • Pre-read a story yourself before your read it to your kids. By doing so, you can spot the passages your kid won’t be able to handle. Pre-reading also helps to choose appropriate intonation.
  • Prepare your kids to reading before you start: set them in the appropriate mood, let them ...

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Dos in Reading Aloud

Nov. 9, 2014

Our previous blog post was dedicated to the advantages of reading aloud for little kids. We’ve done a thorough research into the topic and found a lot of useful things to share with you. There are some great tips that you, as the one who reads aloud, will definitely benefit from.

We’ve decided to split all tips into several parts in order not to overwhelm you with the information. So here comes the first part… Enjoy! 

  • Start reading to ...

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How To Increase Kids’ Attention Span

Nov. 2, 2014

Have you noticed that some children can stay concentrated on a task longer than others? The reason for this is their attention span. Attention span is closely connected to the age of a child. One-year-old kids, for example, cannot stick with anything for more than 3-5 minutes. You need to double this time if you want to calculate an attention span of a two-year-old child. A pre-schooler at the age of 5 should normally be able to concentrate for at ...

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Which Names to Choose for our Next App Characters

Oct. 26, 2014

This blog post in the story time series is going to be different from the previous ones where we published our personal stories. The thing is that our next app is going to be a book app, and we thought it would be unnatural to make up stories about the well-known fairy tale. Instead we decided to explore its different versions and tell you some interesting facts about them.

And the story we decided to publish next is …. “The ...

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