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The Wanderful immersive reading environment builds love for language and story
Teachers: Share your story with us:
Wanderful interactive storybooks, like the original Living Books, were designed with input from teachers to best address the learning styles of young and emerging readers. In addition to teachers, speech-language therapists and pathologists are finding these interactive storybooks to be valuable tools for addressing speech and language therapy goals and to help expand a child's communication skills.
If you have an anecdote or story about using any of the Wanderful Apps with students/clients that you would like to share with others, please send it to us. We promise to contact you to approve the final form of any story we would post to the Wanderful website. Send your story to: [email protected] with "case study" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. Click here to read a case study sent to us by Speech-Language Pathologist Holly Rosensweig.
Ready-to-use activities extend the experience
We’ve also worked with educators to develop Classroom Activities guides to bring the Wanderful interactive storybooks to life for your students. Each guide is filled with activities aligned with the new US Common Core State Standards to help teachers integrate these products into the curriculum. The Classroom Activities guide, available for most Wanderful interactive storybooks, includes multiple lessons tied to that story with printable support materials and an annotated bibliography of great children's books. This guide is part of each App's Premium upgrade.
Each Wanderful App includes a FREE Classroom Activities Overview, the purpose of which is to combine theory with practice, concept with technique, broad stroke with fine detail, inspiration with nitty gritty tricks. Our goal is to link the exciting technology of these interactive storybooks running on tablets, mobile phones, and computers with the reality of classrooms full of children and paper and books and bells.
While technology will never replace the gifts of a committed teacher or the magic of traditional books, we hope the technology exemplified by the Wanderful interactive story books and the activities and resources provided in the Classroom Activities guide will support and enhance the learning materials and instructional units you provide for your students.
Engaging multimedia and interaction
Why these Apps are so Beloved
Developed from the original Living Books collection, these engaging storybooks are insanely fun, interactive and timeless. You simply can not wear them out and the dog won't chew them up.
What People Are Saying
“It is my great pleasure to inform you that your product has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award as printed in the latest edition of Children's Technology Review.” - Warren Buckleitner
Award given to: Harry and the Haunted House App
“Everything I touch is interactive… one of my favorite things is that this is bilingual.” - Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom on ABC Money Matters
(view video review on ABC here)
“This is one of the best designed interactive children's books I've ever seen, and time was taken to get every small detail absolutely right.”
- David Winograd, reviewing Harry and the Haunted House
(see complete review here)
“This is a really cute and relatable story, with some great interactive features. It includes a fully functional Spanish version -any text in the illustrations change to Spanish too! ”
- Cynthia Chiong, A Matter Of App, reviewing Little Monster
(see complete review here)
“I'm so excited that these favorites, these best examples of what children's software can be, will be coming to a new generation of emerging readers.”
- Reyne Rice, Toy Trend Expert, Consultant, Journalist & Media Spokesperson
"I am excited to see these engaging interactive versions of my books available to kids everywhere once again. Thanks Wanderful!”
- Marc Brown, Author of the Arthur series of books
" Parents & grandparents who remember the original magic of the Living Books, and new parents and gift-givers, who will be introduced to them, will all be thrilled to share these interactive storybooks with the children in their lives".
- James Oppenheim, James Games
"I'm glad they're making these products accessible. Children learn through different modalities. There is research indicating that children with autism have learned successfully through products displayed on tablets. "It's a good idea to make learning more accessible to children. If it's fun and interesting for them to learn, so much the better".
- Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, AKA "Dr. Toy"
(see complete review here)
Classroom Activity Guides
Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards bring the interactive storybooks to life in your class.
Classroom Activity guides are available as an in-app purchase, click to download the free preview
Applications that teach children about Language
The Wanderful Interactive storybooks are being released in new languages and language combinations. Language as a central part of what makes these apps special - including the ability to instantly switch between the languages in each app. They are now available in the following full language versions: UK English
© 2023 Wanderful, LLC (DBA: Wanderful Interactive Storybooks). A Jordan Freeman Group Company. Powered by ZOOM Platform. All Rights Reserved. Living Books is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, used with permission. Arthur, © Marc Brown Studios, All Rights Reserved. Little Critter, Little Monster, © Mercer Mayer, All Rights Reserved.