With delightful artwork, engaging content and exclusive features designed to immerse children in the stories and encourage them to recount details of the story in their own words, educational initiative comes with high praise from academic community
NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Because HOW, not just how often you read to your child makes a difference, You TELL Me Stories were created to take advantage of the way children learn language. Reading time is transformed into time for fully interactive conversations between parent and child. You TELL Me Stories entertain children with delightful artwork and engaging stories, while expanding vocabulary and building core literacy skills using our two exclusive features: 1) WordWinks – commentaries, questions to ask, and vocabulary to paraphrase woven directly into the stories, and 2) Retell, Record & Share – which lets your young child retell the story in his or her own words and instantly share the recording with loved ones – and get kids talking!
On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. EDT you are invited to attend a live streaming presser here: http://player.vcubevideo.com/?p=71E2D63.
The first two books from You TELL Me Stories, Oscar Goes to the Zoo and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, are available now on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch through the iTunes store at the introductory price of $1.99. Additionally, members will be emailed a FREE coloring book that matches the book they've purchased. The Android app will be available in 2013.
About You TELL Me Stories
You TELL Me Stories is an educational initiative dedicated to developing unique "Read-Aloud" books that model reading experiences for children and adults – for teachers and parents – based on years of research in both language development as well as recent brain-based research on how children learn. You TELL Me Stories have been validated and are supported by an Advisory Board of academic scholars. This evidence-based approach to reading aloud builds the crucial oral language and emergent literacy skills children need for success in school … and in life! Research has proven that oral language is the foundation for all later literacy.
What the Experts Say
"Preschool-aged children who have had the benefit of exposure to enriched language experiences begin school with a significant advantage. Reading regularly to a child is a powerful start, but it is not enough," cites Dr. Lydia Soifer, Director of the Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development. Dr. Margie Gillis, President of Literacy How and a Senior Scientist at the Haskins Laboratories of Yale University, commented, "You TELL Me Stories are of high quality. There is nothing like this on the market that will provide such an educational opportunity for children, parents and teachers."
You Tell Me, LLC
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