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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Caldecott Medal picture books with One More Story ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a Complimentary copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations. 
Morning friends! Today I am excited to share with you a product that will change the way you share picture books with your children. We have a lot of picture books on our bookshelves and utilize them frequently in our daily learning. Reading aloud is so important when your children are young. Honestly, I still have my older children coming to listen to stories as I read aloud. Picture books are key educational tools for young children and One More Story with their online subscription takes this tool to the next level. 
With our one-year subscription to the One More Story library I have been able to rest voice and allow the iOS app to read some of the best loved stories from books we love. The whole system is similar to an audio book but with the corresponding illustrations that go with it. So it is an audio and visual delight for your child! With over 87 books currently in the library you will find a variety of books to read including several Caldecott medal winners like The Snowy Day and Stellaluna.

The app is really simple to navigate! I simply downloaded the One More Story iOS app to our school iPad and my son, Micah (newly 7), took off to enjoying the stories. He especially likes to listen to the stories during his lunch time.

There are two options for reading including I Can Read It mode which allows older children to read the book to themselves or the Read Along mode which reads the book aloud to your child. In the Read Aloud mode each word is highlighted as it is read. This feature helps the developing reader connect the spoken word to the written word. I also like that there are different voices that read the books so it’s not the same voice over and over.

For the I Can Read It mode the child focuses on the words on the screen. If they come across a word they don’t know, simply clicking on it will allow the program to read it aloud. This is a great feature for children who are reading independently but may need a little help from time to time.
One More Story has earned several distinguished awards for their educational reading program. There are three different subscription pricing available for access to this digital library for home use. 

Overall, this is an excellent program that Micah has been enjoying tremendously. He uses it several times a week and frequently listens or reads the same story over and over again. I think a subscription to the One More Story digital library would make a perfect birthday, Christmas, or anytime gift for your favorite reader. Be sure to check out what my CrewMates think of this program by clicking the banner below to read their thoughts.
  One More Story Online Library Reviews 

 Company ~ One More Story
 Product ~ One More Story 
 Format ~ online subscription 
 Price ~ monthly subscription, see above 
 Ages ~ elementary aged
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