I have to share with you one of my favorite finds this summer! It is FarFaria!!!
I am so excited about this app! I have tried many ways to make my reading center an engaging center, but having a variety of books on the right levels or a variety of books with CD's for students to listen to is expensive and a lot to keep up with. I think choice is important - of course we all know that kids will read more and stay engaged if they get to pick books THEY want to read. Enter FarFaria. FarFaria is an app that has over 750 illustrated children's books and 5 new books are added each week! Books are leveled P-4: P for Preschool and 4 would be for fluent readers grades 2, 3 and 4. This gives so many options for my reading center!
The app is SO easy for kids to use! It also gives the option for them to read the story or have the story read to them. I have spent a lot of time playing with this app myself and I love that all of the stories would appeal to my first graders. There is a huge variety of stories!!! There are stories my first graders can read on their own (P-2), but they will also love having the higher level stories read to them.
There are 11 different "islands" to visit on the Explore page. Students will choose an "island" (like Animal Kingdom, Fairy Tale Falls, Genius Jungle, etc...) to see the stories listed. My favorite island is Mt. Make Believe!
Here's more info from FarFaria:
FarFaria - Children’s Books for the iPad, iPhone and Android Devices
FarFaria is an app that provides the perfect story time experience. With more than 750 amazing children’s stories—and five new ones added each week—story time has never been easier.
Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together. FarFaria’s engaging story-discovery experience encourages children to stumble into new stories they’ll love forever.
● Unlimited reading from our library of more than 750 stories.
● Five new, engaging stories added every week.
● Interactive experience is fun for kids and easy for parents
● Every story can be read aloud with a Read-to-Me feature.
● Reading-level badge on every story cover.
● Offline access to read Favorite stories
● No advertising. No hidden fees.
Try FarFaria for Free: Download FarFaria and read one story every day for free with no obligation to pay. Unlimited access starts at just $4.99 per month.
App Store download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-childrens-books-farfaria/id491771721?mt=8
Google Play download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intuary.farfaria
Now I'll get to the good part!!!! I have a FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO GIVE AWAY!!!!! Enter and then tell your friends to enter!!! I'm so excited that I get to share this with someone!!!!
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