* * * * * International Webby Award Honoree 2013! * * * * *Animated childrens stories and a video dictionary in American Sign Language, narration and captions. Stories have been selected carefully to support teachers working to the ECERS-R scale, and to complement Common Core State Standards. Children of all ages and abilities can enjoy books in this bundle.All stories have: clear narration so children can hear what words sound like (Phonological Awareness) captions so children can see what words look like (Phonics and Word Recognition). Captions can be customized by size, color contrast and font style to make reading easier for dyslexic children an American Sign Language translation for children who use ASL as a first language and for children learning to communicate in visual language (Comprehension and Collaboration, Knowledge of Language) each element can be switched on or off independently so teachers, carers and parents can change the delivery of each story as necessary ten video dictionary words (Vocabulary Acquisition and Use) two interactive games to extend storytelling, develop motor skills and encourage learning through playI love the app, we plan on purchasing all your books for our students. Lori Elliott, Arizona State School for the Deaf Your work continually furthers the scope of online innovation, setting the standard of excellence... The Webby Awards 2013Our awards: Royal Television Society Best Online Production award Human Rights award from RADAR International Clarion award for Corporate and Social Responsibility Medal from the UKIT Industry Awards for Digital Inclusion Media Award from the Plain English Campaign and a National Reading Hero Award from the National Literacy TrustBooks in Signed Stories Book Bundle #2 for Schools:Everyone is unique, everyone is special and working together is a great way to get things done - these simple lessons about the acceptance of others are shared in these stories of everyday life.A Friend Like SimonSimon has autism and sometimes acts a little differently to other children in the class. Matthew isnt sure if he wants a friend like Simon - but a school trip helps Matthew to change his mind! This story encourages children to accept the differences of others and shows the importance of friendships. Going to Buy ClothesThis book has been specially created to support language development and the learning of day-to-day skills. Throughout this book the emphasis is on the boy taking the lead - he chooses his own t-shirt and pays at the checkout - and its ideal for encouraging children to take the initiative and be independent. The CloudThis is a beautiful picture book, but theres also a deeper meaning. We have no idea why the little girl has a black cloud above her. The story can be interpreted in different ways to suit the needs of families and teachers - for example dealing with loss and grief, with loneliness and feeling excluded.The Elves and the ShoemakerThis book encourages children to think about others. In this story the elves do a good deed without expecting any reward. It also reminds children to say thank you when someone is kind to them.The Lost StarsThis story gives children a new perspective on the world and a new appreciation of the natural world. It also deals with the notion that there are consequences to actions. Toms Special TalentTom isnt sure if he has any talent at all when he sees how good his friends are at reading and writing. But a school competition helps him to find his own very special talent! This book deals sensitively with Toms dyslexia and clearly shows the different ways that children can be creative and express themselves. Educational institutions can get 50% discount when purchasing 20 or more copies of the app through Apples Volume Purchase Program.
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