A great item for the younger set are Playaway Bookpacks, a perfect aid for students learning how to read. This new program pairs pre-loaded audio books with their print counter-parts, providing a read-along experience helping emerging readers build literacy skills. The educational benefits include increased reading comprehension, retention, vocabulary skills, phonemic awareness, fluency, and other reading capabilities. Best of all, these Bookpacks are free at many local libraries throughout the country and currently feature more than 200 titles for various ages and reading levels.
As a librarian and a mom that loves to read to my kids not many review items have got me quite as excited as Playaway Bookpacks. These bookpacks blend my love of books and my love of technology into the perfect reading tool for little learners. They use children's books paired with easy to use audio conveniently placed together in packs for children to use.
If you have visited your local library you have probably seen these hanging on a rod in the children's section. They are ready to grab and check out making it super simple.
The audio pack is placed inside the protective orange sleeve. With easy to follow instructions for use. Of course I had to explain how to use it to Big Sis as she is at the very early stages of reading.
Here is the back side of the audio pack. All you have to do is plug it into headphones, speakers or your car audio system to get started.
They offer such a great variety of Playaway Bookpacks including classics, best sellers, award-winning titles and common core state standard collections for all ages.
You can read more about the benefits of audio paired with print over on their website.
Using these is like having your very own story hour in your own home. These are great for all kids and can be used alongside homework, homeschooling or just plain old reading for fun. Using these can help children with reading, fluency and comprehension skills and they won't even think of it as learning. For me there is nothing like getting into the pages of a really good book and I love sharing my love of literature with my children! I think these Playaway Bookpacks are a great way to help nurture that love of reading. Check out your local library or even your child's school media center to see if they offer these and start checking them out and enjoying them today!
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You can purchase the Clifford Playaway Bookpack for $74.99 and the Charlotte's Web Playaway Bookpack for $64.99.
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