Thanks to the First Grade students at Bassett Street Elementary School in California for taking the time to tell us how great EZTales.com is!
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Read What Teachers Are Saying About Our Books:
"At first I was skeptical. So many websites are nothing more than a babysitter just to keep kids quiet. I ordered EZTales because for the very first time, my kids look forward to our reading time, and they're learning something."
Southbank International School — LONDON, UK
"For anyone wanting to teach English as a second language, I highly recommend EZTales. The earlier you introduce students to English the better, and you can start teaching them at under 2 years old with these interactive books."
Sheng Kung Hui Primary School — TAIPA, MACAU
"Finally, a website that really does make reading fun for kids, and it's a great addition to my after school programs."
Fenton Area Public Schools — FENTON, MISSOURI
"As a home school teacher, it's important for me to know my kids are actually learning something from a website. EZTales has been a great addition to my early childhood literacy curriculum in the home."
Charlotte County Public Schools — PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA
"I was very impressed with the story books. I was able to find some used computers so more kids could use EZTales at our Kindergarten."
Carson City S.D. — CARSON CITY, NEVADA
"The fact that the words are highlighted as they're read aloud makes a big difference. I can stop the books and ask my kids questions about comprehension. I think the music really helps, too. Thanks EZTales. Keep up the good work."
Amity S.D. 4J — AMITY, OREGON
"We've got a virtual library of several hundred EZTales and counting. And we look forward to the five new books every month. My kids are now telling their parents about the website, and they want to access the site from home! Can I have the PTA call you about subscribing?"
Davis S.D. — FARMINGTON, UTAH
"This is a great resource for our Special Education students. EZTales supports our goals in the development of our students' literacy skills."
Lynchburg City Schools — LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
We have used EZTales in a variety of ways in the Learning Center/Reading Lab that I direct. Any day you may find the students singing along [with the words on the screen], taking notes from the Pexi series of science information, reading jokes and listening to classical music. I use your website so often the students get excited when they see the Home page open up. New students are greeted with happy tunes and feel more comfortable about their class change. Most students have a favorite song and enjoy them repeatedly. Your site has opened new doors by providing the words to every activity - which contributes to reading exercises. I have collected and listed many pages of online reading websites that I hand out to parents, students and teachers; your website is always listed as my favorite. I appreciate the time you have invested in EZTales. Our Reading Lab is so much fun; thanks to educators like you.
Beth Kindt. San Bernardino, USD
I teach a class of Special Education Students. They do not have enough receptive language to listen to a story read by the teacher. They do respond to animation and sound, however, especially music. EZTales stories and songs have definitely captured their attention in a way other materials have not. At the end of the day we gather around the computer monitor, as close as we can get, close enough to touch the screen, which is okay in our class. Two students keep eyes on the presentation, tracking left to right. One girl sits right up front, rapt-- tapping on the table, chortling, and occasionally reaching toward the movement. One boy stands with his ear pressed to the screen and touches characters floating across it. This gives teacher and staff the opportunity to repeatedly name common objects, people and animals within a story or song. But the most important benefit is that these short, colorful presentations hold the students' attention for up to 30 minutes, which is a huge amount of time for this population. I'm very happy that I discovered your site and purchased a subscription. I will definitely renew it next year."
Mary Stewart, Teacher
EZTales Review by American Educator Magazine:
The mission of EZTales is to promote "Literacy, Creativity and the Power of Reading." It offers online books, videos, music and more.
EZTales uses bright colors and Flash technology to deliver a child-friendly site that is fun and interactive. Flash Player and Real Player are required for viewing the site.
The site uses graphical links for easy navigation. A top navigation bar and an index at the bottom of each page make navigating easy. Encourage your children and students to love books and experience the joy of reading with this creative Web site.
EZTales was showcased at the NAEYC National Convention.
Recognized by The Literacy Web, University of Connecticut:
EZTales features read-aloud picture books, sing-along songs, video song books, poetry, story-writing and illustrating contests and learning games designed for children.
EZTales: Children will love practicing their reading and listening skills here. The entertaining 'TV style' animated stories are read-aloud with words highlighted on screen. Go to the interactive catalogue library and select your age group to find books at the relevant level.
Rue Media Center Children's Literature:
EZTales: A great site with stories that are read to the students, plus a lot of different characters and activities to choose from. Each character represents a different content area with various activities!
EZTales - Teaches toddlers and up to read with animated picture stories (with accompanying voice), sing-along songs, jokes, learning games, puzzles, videos, contests and more.
Educational & Information Technology Digital Library:
EZTales: Online Resources for Young English Language Learners in Regular Classroom Settings.
EZTales helps children develop literacy skills; this site features animated books, stories, jokes and games.
Site Recommendations, Posted on Smart Board by Mrs. Coggin, Elementary Technology Teacher in Mobile, Alabama:
EZTales is one of my favorite sites for PreK-1st grade children. It is a subscription based website, but there are some activities offered for free. On EZTales, children can listen to music, read e-books, put together puzzles, listen to jokes, and more. Most of these activities work well on the SMART Board. Check them out!
EZTales is a website that helps children learn to read with stories, songs, jokes, games, and more. This site is very easy to navigate, and the bright colors and adorable characters make it appealing to small children. There are some free activities on the home page that can be accessed without registering. If you are interested in registering, a variety of subscription plans are offered which would give you access to over 700 stories and activities.