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TumbleBooks

Wolford’s TumbleBook Subscription Link

The TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

The TumbleBookLibrary provides enrichment to students who are reading independently with a variety of high interest material. It also provides support to students who require skill building with a variety of exercises that can be matched with other areas of the curriculum. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.

The TumbleBookLibrary collection is accessed online from every computer in our school and at from home through a direct link listed at the top of this page.

Wolford Learning Commons is proud to fund our school UNLIMITED remote access to the entire collection from school, library, and home. It is a perfect reading resource for today’s digital learner.

  • Start with “Story Books” for our youngest learners: The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children’s favorite story books. Old time favorites such as “The Paper Bag Princess” by Robert Munsch, as well as favorite fairy tales such as “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Old Mother Hubbard” come to life in an educational and interactive way.Want to view the books on your iPad? Click here to link to our iPad section which has 200 iPad compatible books.
  • Automatic/Manual Button: TumbleBooks are designed to be experienced in either automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; while in manual, the narration and animation continue but children turn the pages at their own speed. A flashing arrow appears at the end of each page prompting the reader to turn the page. The sound off/on button allows the student to mute the narration and read to themselves. The Pause Button: Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.
  • Language Learning: The Language Learning Section includes a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. Many are bilingual titles which allow the user to read the book in two languages.
  • “Read-Along Books” for the older or more accomplished readers: Read-along titles feature narration, sentence highlighting, and automatic page turning.
  • Non-fiction Books: The non-fiction section allows young readers the opportunity to explore stories about real animals, people or places.
  • Puzzles and Games Section: A collection of puzzles and games accompany each book and reinforce concepts from the books, allowing for a fun and educational learning experience.