Click START CLASS to unlock hundreds of educational books, videos and activities for your class! Our expansive new suite of classroom-ready content includes a library of 110 Learning Videos, Starring You and Learning Books to help kids practice reading, Starring You Videos that can be used for brain breaks, 350+ printable Activity Sheets and the just-released Math Skills games, an extensive collection of standards-aligned, kindergarten-level math games. Start learning today!
Start creating your own custom lesson plans with our all-new Lesson Planner tool! Build your own curriculum by selecting and arranging the StoryBots Skills lessons that best meet your students’ needs. The lesson plans you create can be assigned to the whole class, small groups or even individual students. Visit the Teachers’ Lounge to start building your lesson plans today!
It’s now even easier to put your students on their own learning path to success with our all-new Group Builder tool. The Group Builder lets you create custom saved groups of your students, so you can quickly and easily assign these small groups to the right Skills lessons. Helpful hint: you can add each student to more than one group, and groups can be as small as one person.
StoryBots Skills just got a whole lot better! Students can now hear each question read to them by pressing the Text-to-Speech button, helping them complete more activities at home and independently.
TIP: Encourage students to practice reading before clicking – whether in a big group or by themselves.
The StoryBots are super excited to support World Read Aloud Day! Celebrated on the first Wednesday in March, World Read Aloud Day, or WRAD, is dedicated to taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.
Of course, a great way to celebrate this day and support the cause is to spend some time reading aloud to your child from Starring You Books! Have your child pick his/her favorite book, and settle in for some epic story time.
Here are some tips for reading aloud from LitWorld:
- Be animated and use a voice that matches the expressions and emotions of the characters during a read aloud to bring the experience alive for listeners.
- Use different voices for different characters so that children come to recognize dialogue within a text and individual character traits.
- Ask questions as you read. Ask children to predict what will happen next, or the meaning of a vocabulary word that might be new.
- Allow children to ask you questions and model the behaviors of an active reader, such as looking back to the text to answer questions.
- After you finish the story, have a conversation that focuses on connecting the text to the children’s life, their favorite books, or any connections the children come up with.
Check out this kit with even more ideas on how you can celebrate the day!
Looking for ways to have some Valentine’s Day fun? The StoryBots have plenty of activities to help you celebrate the season of friendship and love, including a brand new activity book and new videos!
Check out this Valentine’s Day activity pack, all about the holiday — including recipes to make chocolate truffles and pink lemonade, heart-filled coloring pages, tips on a how-to make your valentine’s bag extra special, and valentines to customize for all your family and friends! This pack contains everything you need for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day. Download for free here!
We’re kicking off a brand new series this Valentine’s Day in our Learning Videos app — Emotions! Appropriately enough, “Love’s Not Just a Word” is the first emotion covered in the series. Your kids can sing along as the StoryBots sing about joys of giving love freely. In addition, we’re also adding to our Body series with “Your Heart Has a Beat”.
Download the Learning Videos app to watch all these lovely videos!
2013 was a big year for StoryBots! We increased our portfolio to 14 apps, spread to over 2400 classrooms around the world, and brought families closer together. The word about StoryBots has hit the airwaves, and we’re happy to showcase a snippet of StoryBots press coverage from 2013. Check out this recap, featuring StoryBots on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and more. Tada!
A big thanks goes to those who have covered StoryBots during the year. We greatly appreciate the hundreds of clips featuring StoryBots far and wide, across the country and around the world. It’s been a blast spreading smiles and bringing families together wherever they may be, and we’re excited for what 2014 holds!