As the founder of the KART Foundation, a child’s literacy organization, I find Story Time For Me to be an excellent adaptation of traditional storytelling in the internet age. The quality of the stories is first class, with loveable characters that all children can identify with. As children read these stories, not only are they boosting their reading skills, but they are also learning socially responsible tools for life. Being a researcher who specializes in early childhood education initiatives for the “whole child,” I see Story Time For Me as an innovative holistic learning solution that could close the literacy achievement gap between schools, communities, and families.
As a Special Educator within the public school system for over twenty-five years, as well as a Home Schooling parent, I see great possibilities for learning through Story Time For Me. As an educator, parent and a lifelong bibliophile, I believe literacy is the key to success within the academic realm and endeavors beyond academia. Throughout my career as a teacher, I have taught students ranging in age from five to eighteen years old who have come from all walks of life. The one constant for success for all of these children, was and is the early acquisition and mastery of reading. Storytimeforme.com provides the means for engaging children from an early age which is crucial to building the confidence required in the lifelong pursuit of literacy.
Story Time For Me stories are not only delightful they are beautiful. The messages are simple and educational while the illustrations, never static, entertain viewers young and old! Thoughtful storylines and such an easy method to obtain them are a winning combination.
Story Time For Me is an excellent interactive use of technology. A child will be learning while using all modalities. His mind and heart will be enriched as he enjoys these creative stories.
Through these beautifully illustrated and narrated stories, we can engage our children once again in the joys of literature and books. This is a refreshing use of technology to stimulate their young minds, activate their imagination and develop their creativity.
If you are a parent with young children, Story Time For Me is a literary opportunity you must not miss. Your child can read along with the narrator while each word is highlighted. These are wonderful stories, beautifully illustrated and narrated, with themes of friendship and kindness. The unique technology from Story Time For Me provides excellent tracking for children. This is a must for all families.
As a grandmother of two girls aged 5 and 2, Story Time For Me provided quality time with my granddaughters. The computer program provided my girls with the opportunity to engage in active learning with tactile and mental stimulation. The stories were age appropriate, and the characters adorable. It doesn't take the place of my reading to the girls, but it does provide an extension of quality time with them. As a high school English teacher, I'm always looking for ideas to encourage children to read. This program could even benefit older students with a reading disability or ESL students.
Having served as Mayor of Chesterfield, one of the ten largest cities in Missouri and home to the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts, I was very interested in the website StoryTimeForMe.com. After reviewing it, I was so impressed that I plan to purchase the personalized version for all five of my grandchildren and encourage everyone I know to do the same for theirs. What a great program!
Having taught literature at the St. Louis Community College for the past twenty years, I know what helps youngsters learn and I know what they find entertaining. StoryTimeForMe.com really gives kids thought provoking content and they love seeing their characters come to life. Kids are smarter these days, so giving them animated stories is the best way to capture their imaginations. I would love to see children everywhere have the opportunity to make friends with Fern and Ben. They’ve made Story Time For Me a really great time!
As Executive Director of a grassroots non-profit organization rooted in the belief that a child can strive to educational excellence if given the proper tools for learning, I am tremendously impressed with not only the quality of these stories, but the learning tools that have been implemented into them that help guide the child to obtain greater reading skills. I see Story Time For Me as a product that will help children naturally master the established reading milestones that are imperative to solid learning foundations. This interactive engaging reading engine will especially help children thrive in communities where high levels of poverty force families to choose survival over education. Story Time For Me is a must for every child.