Item: Children's eBooks
Company: Joben Explores
We all know I love reading, and that I love children reading. How does that sync with technology? Well, that is (and will be) a post all on its own, but the short and simple answer is you have to find a way to let technology help your efforts toward reading. Technology is here to stay; it isn't going anywhere but up. There is a lot today and there will be more tomorrow.
Joben Explores is a series of children's eBooks. You go to the website, type in your login information, and choose a story. There is then a narrator that reads the story to your child. It is a fun way to get additional reading time each day. I definitely wouldn't recommend this replacing mom or dad reading (just like I wouldn't recommend that with books on tape/CD), but I do think it is a fun additional reading time each day.
Joben Explores is a series about a couple of aliens who visit different areas on Earth and learn about their culture. With each story, you learn a bit about the culture in that location. Here is some info about the author:
Samantha Allen, the author, explains the personal motivation behind writing these stories. “My sister is a teacher in a multicultural school. Every day she sees the arguments and teasing that happen when children don’t understand and appreciate classmates who are different. I wrote these stories for my two young nephews after she had to break up a school yard fight that was described as a “Race War” by the students involved. My hope is that these stories will give children a head start in learning about people they’ll meet when they begin school and an appreciation of different cultures from around the world.”
When Kaitlyn and I watched the stories together, she enjoyed them. Do you think your little one would enjoy them, too? Well, you can enter to win a one year subscription! Author Samantha Allen has offered a one year subscription to the winner of our giveaway.
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