When I was little I LOVED listening to books on my little record player that played 45s. I could sit for hours listening to stories and looking at the pictures. I think this is when my love for reading began. I've tried to instill this love for reading in my own children and classroom students, as well. It's always fun to listen to stories and I enjoy watching the kids get wrapped up in a new adventure.
Recently, I was given the chance to experience
The reading app FarFaria provides a wonderful story time experience. The app is offered for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices which should make everyone happy. FarFaria offers more than 750 children's stories, with 5 new stories added each week. There is a variety of genres and reading levels to choose from, which would appeal to all kinds of readers.
I asked my 9 year old son to help me check out the FarFaria app. We started with the "explore" button which led us here.
Each island has a different theme with a catchy name. Though my son was instantly drawn to Adventure Island and Animal Kingdom, he made sure we checked them ALL out since he was "helping" me.
There is great selection of books on each island to choose from, and all have a reading level badge on the cover. The reading levels are shown below:
The reading levels make it easy for teachers or parents to choose appropriate books for their students and children.
My son and I had a great time "researching" this app. I can't wait to use it with my new class this school year. The more options they have to read and be read to, will help them grow as developing readers.
My only complaint about this awesome app is that my son wouldn't put my iPad down.
Now here's the BEST part...the good people at FarFaria are giving me a FREE 6-month membership to give to one of you lucky people!
For your chance to win, enter below. Good luck!