Online Reading is the New Learning
December 03, 2012
I remember as a kid heading to my school library to learn about the Dewey Decimal system and to search through the mountainous shelves of nonfiction books for my project on tiger sharks or my project on the stars. Nowadays, nothing is as cool as using a computer to get a project done, and it seems so even for the kids today. I remember a few times wishing that I could find books another way, but being 7 years-old and it being the mid-nineties, computer information wasn’t quite what it is today. I feel old saying that.
But if you can’t look in a library for a book or if you don’t have time because the library is closed, what should you say? To the database, Batman! Or just, “let’s use a database." Anyways, there are a good many of them for you to choose from, but what’s really going to keep your child interested? Something interactive, fun, novel, and yet still informative. I’d recommend TrueFlix as an appropriate candidate for that award.
It’s got online books that look and act like the flipping of the pages for a real book? AWESOME!
They also provide videos to give greater depth to the book? Sweet deal!
And they even have a read-along feature that can help you child learn to read and pronounce words correctly, all while they learn about a new subject? What more could you want?
All right, I’m being quite silly, but these are all cool features of this database. If your child really doesn’t like to read nonfiction, this may be a way of getting him or her to read about a new subject without having the aversion of it being a "boring" old book.