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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Amazing Reading App

There is a wonderful reading app called Farfaria that I want to tell you about. I started using it about a year ago and it is amazing, I use it for my 4 year old daughter in the car or store as well as my 2nd grade class last year and now my 1st grade class this year. It is has over 1,000 books for kids ranging from ages 1-9. There are lots of educational books and even classics such as Snow White and Wizard of Oz. USA Today has even called it "Netflix for Children's Books."  


The best thing about this app is that it allows the child to read it independently or there is a feature that will read it to them. Also, each book is leveled. There are common core aligned reading level badges on each book cover. There is even a read along option with highlighted text.


 



When you first log on you can explore the island. The island looks like this and allows you to pick what theme you want to read from such as make believe, preschool playground, fable hills and more. There is even sing along city, one of my favorites, where you can sing along with the song.


Once you pick your island you have a choice of which book you want to read that will look like this. There are so many choices on every island. I really like that you can see the book level on this page before you pick a book.


When you pick your book this is when you have the option to read it alone or have it read to you. To turn the pages you simply slide your finger across the screen. When you finish you will have the option to save the book in your favorites if you wish.


Another great feature id that favorite books can be read without a Wifi connection. This is such an amazing way to help students gain a love for reading. 

If you would like to try out FarFaria click on the image below and use the coupon code KXHTP25 to save 25% on your subscription.



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