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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TumbleBooks: A Fabulous Reading Website for Young Readers

Looking for a great website to reinforce reading skills for your child?  I've got one for you. TumbleBooks is an amazing website and many of the residents of our town don't even realize we've got it up and running for FREE through our wonderful Boyden Library. You'll find it by clicking on Children's Services.

Tumblebooks is a place where kids can read their very own ebooks online.  The books are fun, engaging, leveled, animated and come with GAMES! Each book includes a brief summary, reviews and word count.  My kids love listening to the stories and watching the text light up as the narrator reads the text.  There are a ton of different books to choose from.  You can create playlists and favorites, search by author and you can choose fiction vs. non-fiction.

My five year old, as well as my two year old, really enjoy TumbleBooks.  It's a great website to turn to when you're preparing dinner or you have an important phone call to make.  TumbleBooks will be a new and exciting interactive experience for your child which doesn't involve the television!  I really love the variety of games included with each title. Each book comes with games such as vocabulary/word memory, fill in the blanks, word searches, match the sentences to pictures and crossword puzzles.  TumbleBooks even has LANGAUGE LEARNING story books, which come in various languages like Spanish and French!  Did I mention this is FREE?

If you're new to Tumblebooks, be sure to check it out through our town's library website here.  We are so lucky to have this wonderful resource available to our children!  If your community doesn't have TumbleBooks, be sure to spread the word.  Kids love it, teachers love it and you'll love it!

Remember, reading over the summer months is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for your child. Did you know that the child who doesn't read over the summer falls further and further behind peers who DO read?  Makes sense, right?  Those readers keep making gains, making the gap between those who do read and those who don't grow wider and wider. Make it fun this summer and introduce your child to Tumblebooks.  It's a hidden treasure in town!  And be sure to set a good example in your household by letting your child see you caught up in a good book!

**If your child is a reluctant reader who would benefit from small group reading instruction over the summer months, don't forget to sign your child up for Mrs. Stow's Summer Reading Camp!!**

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