Each Talking Story Book has the text in English and can be listened to in the following languages, page by page:
English, Hindi, Gujarati, Telegu, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Mandarin, Thai, Japanese, Persian, Hebrew, Afrikaans
Croatian, Finnish, Portuguese, Italian, Slovenian, Slovak
Spanish, French, German, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch
Listen to the stories in your home language, understand and then listen in English. Practice reading. The associated Activity Book, full of ideas, will help you familiarise yourself in reading the words in the story book. Develop speaking skills by saving your own voice onto every page. Each book gets progressively harder but nevertheless has a clear message of care and concerns for others.
(Users have found that the books help in developing speaking skills in any of the languages mentioned above as well.)
SET B builds on the skills of SET A, introducing more sound-spelling combinations, more in-depth comprehension, and deeper consideration of themes and morals. Children read stories with the now familiar characters of Sita, Ravi, Vikram, and Krishna. They also meet Matsyavatar, and Garuda, in addition to the characters Nandi, Jack, Yasha, and Jeeva. They learn about ecological living and are exposed to a wider variety of topics, settings, and themes. Five of the talking books in this set are simplified traditional tales which bring well-loved stories to modern readers. The activity books challenge and broaden children’s skills and understanding in a step-by-step easy way.
This set is designed for approximately 14 weeks of instruction spread over a calendar year. Children will return to the talking books again and again over many years since they are enchanting stories with interactive features. And children as young as 3 years old will love being read to from the books in this set. Older children long past the instructional level of the books will enjoy the interactive features of the MagicPEN that has the characters speak and sing, and allows a child to record his or her own voice into the books.