Read Me Stories is an interactive reading app with a vast library of audio books for younger users looking to increase their reading fluency and vocabulary. Immediately available are 8 sets of stories, some with as many as 23 books as part of the series. The majority of these audio books are free. A parents only section, which requires a password, features additional texts. The site boasts that after 72 sessions, Read Me Stories will actually teach users to read. There is an option to read without the accompanying voice over, but it many ways, the colorful narrators give life to a story that otherwise might not hold users’ attention. Crisp 3D images are part of each story, making the app all the more compelling as a way to generate interest in reading. When the narrator begins to read, each word that is read turns yellow in color, allowing readers to carefully follow along. Soon users will begin to associate the written word with the sound it makes. Read Me Stories is recommended for children ages 4 and older.
Recalling and retaining information in our mind while working.
Reading is an active process in which the mind is constantly associating letters with sounds and words with images. Read Me Now provides users with the opportunity to increase their capacity for phonetics, fluency. and vocabulary. Younger users will quickly develop advanced skills in word association if they follow along with the narration. Users who read the same book more than once are more likely to engage their working memory and begins to make connections. Read Me Now's library is not restricted to children's fiction either. There are graphic novels, songs, and even literature for young adults, allowing for a type of cross-generational use.
Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
It's always easier to start a book than to finish it. But with the colorful narrations that Read Me Stories provides, users will find it difficult to put down their e-books. Users will still have to demonstrate a sustained increase in attention when reading from the app, but in a way that is conducive to enjoyment. Goal directed persistence, or the ability to see a singular activity through to its completion is an important skill for users to learn early. With Read Me Stories, users are able to match their reading selections with their interests, finding a book they feel comfortable spending some time with. Users should avoid simply listening to the narration. The learning curve that accompanies reading can be expedited, as the app allows users to actively follow along with the text, as they absorb new words and phrases.
The Read Me Stories developers release a new book every day. Not only is it something for users to look forward to, but it strengthens the allure of the app's already vast archive of content. It's a good idea for users to make it habit to check the app daily, incorporating it into their study routine. Read Me Stories is especially helpful for younger readers. Books vary in reading level, and users can actually read and understand narratives well above their reading levels because they can follow along. Vocabulary is made stronger, reading fluency increases, and phonetics, and phonemic awareness skills are developed.
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