Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sound comes to

Since we launched our site in 1995, the stories on have not included audio. We continue to recommend that parents and teachers read them aloud to young children who cannot read for themselves. Watching you read aloud helps their language development more than listening to recorded stories.

We have had many requests for stories with sound, however, and since part of our mission is to share our characters and stories, we decided to add narration and sound effects to some works in an effort to satisfy more of our visitors.

Recent advances in technology made this fairly easy. First, we partnered with the folks at Reading Rhino to bring But That Wasn't The Best Part to the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad (more about that in an earlier post). Now, Susan and I created a video version of Two Brave Pixies with narration, music and sound effects and posted it on YouTube.

Please let us know what you think of it.

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