- You can have the text displayed on the screen highlighting each word as it is read
- It reminds me of Reading Rainbow, in that the actual book illustrations are used to create each story
- The choice of stories is usually very good
What I don’t like about these DVDs is I fear that parents may think that they can replace actual reading to their children by playing a DVD. Nothing can replace shared reading between an adult and a child! That being said, I did show this DVD recently while substitute teaching to fill in the gaps of time while I cleaned up art projects.
North Star & More Stories About Following Your Dreams features five stories:
- [amazon_link id=”0763636770″ target=”_blank” ]The North Star[/amazon_link]
- [amazon_link id=”1416908129″ target=”_blank” ]That Book Woman[/amazon_link]
- [amazon_link id=”0439183057″ target=”_blank” ]Players In Pigtails[/amazon_link]
- [amazon_link id=”0439921856″ target=”_blank” ]Yo! Yes? [/amazon_link]
- [amazon_link id=”0140559086″ target=”_blank” ]Swamp Angel[/amazon_link]
My two favorite stories are Players in Pigtails and Swamp Angel. Players in Pigtails is about women playing baseball and is a great story to inspiring girls. It’s message is that girls can do anything boys can do just as well and is based on the historical formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Swamp Angel is of the classic American genre of tall tale. The kids were laughing out loud at this story, and I found it very entertaining.
Would I buy this DVD? No. I would rather read children the stories than put on a DVD. Plus, there is nothing eco-friendly about this product. It comes in your standard plastic DVD case instead of recycled cardboard.
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