A childs language and literacy development is a big dealfor all of us! So why do we start with something as small as a 100-word story? As Aesop said: Good things come in Little Story packages. Okay, so maybe he said something more like small packages, but we do believe Aesop would love what our Little Stories can do. After all, he believed in the power of a very short story. And so do we.
Why 100 words? For one thing, it keeps a story simple and manageable. A child quickly reaches the end and feels a sense of accomplishment right away. But its more than that. When we kept a story small, we realized that structures stood out and speech practice focused. Little felt so very big!
So, we created 82 engaging stories and combined them with incredible illustrationsthats what your young user will notice. But, you will notice that we are so much more than a good read. Each story is a packagea package bursting with supporting curriculum. We promise to teach you how to teach with story as you push those buttons and swipe away!
Yes. You will see how a carefully crafted story is loaded with potentials for learning. But when you are sitting side by side with your young user, you will feel how a small story can be both wonder-filled and fun.
Here is the package that will impress your child or student:
A variety of entertaining characters in all kinds of story situations.
Beautiful, full-color illustrations.
Personable audio recordings that allow a child to explore the stories independently.
Wonderful story-talk activities that help turn the reading experience into a mini book club.
Fun activities such as tongue twisters and coloring pages.
Here is the package that is filled to the brim for you:
Sound-saturated stories to tune a childs ears to phonemes.
Reading fluency tools that track, graph, and show reading progress.
A practical assessment feature that allows you to mark a childs reading, vocabulary, and speech errors and convert them into flash cards for practice.
The capability to highlight specific word groups (sight words, phonemic target words, and challenge words) in the story text or to pull them into flash cards.
WH Questions and Lets Talk activities that cultivate comprehension and conversation.
Sequencing practice that subtly guides a child in narrative structuring.
A retelling activity that is reinforced by a straightforward narrative modela tool that can help a child understand story structure better than many adults.
Story data including verb tense and point of view to help guide language practice.
Story sorting to help you locate stories by title, theme, reading level, and sound.
An emphasis on the R, L, S, and Th sounds (the most difficult sounds to master in speech).
Scoring and reporting features to monitor and share user progress.
Children have taught us that potential matters so much more than size. In fact, small has its very own kind of power. That has been our mindset throughout the development of our Little Storiesthe power of children and the power of small stories. That mindset has made all the difference.
For professional teachers and speech-language pathologists:
Our curriculum specifically supports reading fluency and comprehension as well as receptive and expressive language objectives.
READING AND LITERACY
Story structure awareness
Story tradition and genre exploration
RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE SKILLS
Attention and listening
Story structure and comprehension
EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE SKILLS
We are confident you will enjoy sharing our Little Stories. More important, you will love watching your young learner make big leaps in language and literacy development!