Many parents are nervous about exposing their children to books, as they tend to suck readers into fantastic new worlds and put them at risk of the Nothing. Today’s Groupon safely treats budding bookworms to the reading rainbow in all its high-definition glory. For $23, you get 50 multimedia storybooks (a $59 value) from Story Time For Me, an interactive reading experience endorsed by education professionals.
Story Time For Me beams interactive picture books directly into toddlers and elementary school children via the magical Internet. Widened eyes can read at their own pace while illustrations come to life with animation, music, and sound effects—sharpening reading and cognitive skills into sharp number two brain pencils. Each story is enhanced with narration read by professional actors who infuse grade-A excitement and drama into wholesome stories containing socially relevant themes that range from taking care of pets to saving the environment. Children follow along as words are highlighted on screen. Clicking on difficult words will cause the narrator to repeat that word again. Each story concludes with discussion questions that inspire conversation and spark imagination candles inside human jack-o-lanterns. Story Time For Me always adds more stories so that kids can stay up on the latest adventures of characters such as Fern the Fox, Ben the Mouse, and Flame the Dragon without subscribing to their inane Twitter feeds.