Tales2Go

LQ: 9

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Brain grade: 9.1
Fun score: 8.8

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:

Tales2Go is an audio book streaming service that offers thousands of audio books titles from popular publishers. Books can be listened to on desktops, laptops and mobile devices, making it easy to read on-the-go, at home, or in the classroom. Think of it as a Netflix for audio books. The app is free to download, and comes with a free 30-day trial, but to continue using the service, a subscription is required, which grants unlimited access to the app’s library of books. A monthly subscription is $9.99, a three-month subscription is 29.99, and a year-long subscription costs $99.99. The wide range of available content makes Tales2Go a useful reading tool for kids of all ages, offering a simple way to boost early-reading language skills, fluency, and continued comprehension. We recommend the app for use with kids ages 4 and up.


This Game is good for kids who need help with:

Focus

Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks. Ignoring external distractions.

unnamed-3Sometimes children find it difficult to read over prolonged stretches of time, resulting in a lack of attention towards the text and difficulty understanding the subject matter. Audio books offer an alternate way to captivate children, helping them stay attentive for longer periods and fully focus on a story, Audio books can also be used to supplement traditional reading, allowing users to follow along and hear proper pronunciation. Audio books make it easier for kids to maintain effort and interest when working their way through challenging books.

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

Reading a lengthy book can be a difficult, and when kids struggle with reading, finishing big books takes a lot of time. Having an audio version on-hand can help break up the monotony and assist children in their capacity to finish texts in a timely manner. Listening to narration while reading can helps kids decode and understand difficult vocabulary, and can helps kids who've fallen behind on their assignments get back up to speed.

Reading

Tales2Go is an excellent way to help kids who struggle with reading gain the confidence and skills needed to become capable, self-motivated readers. Having an audio version of a book to listen to aside the text models proper cadence and pronunciation, helping kids build better phonological awareness, reading fluency and comprehension. Hearing the tone of dialogue and characters helps to contextualize a text, while reading along with a narration helps kids build vocabulary, improve spelling and reinforce comprehension and pronunciation.

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