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Reading to our kids is an important part of their development, is a great way to bond, and opens their eyes and mind to the world and new possibilities. I love reading books and wish that I had more time to read. Until my kids get older though, most of my time will be spent cuddling with them reading stories rather than reading the fantasy and Sci-Fi novels that I love so much!
One of my favorite things to do with my kids is read them a story (or part of it) and then ask them to “read” it back to me or act it out. It’s a really great way to see if they followed along and how they understood the story. It’s also a blast to see them pretend to read! So cute!
Some nights I find that my kids are too distracted to pay attention to a story or a story just doesn’t spark their imagination. I’ve often wondered when e-books would become interactive because I can see so many great applications for it! I don’t mean a video that reads a story or even a video game. I’m still thinking of a print or e-book that I can read at my own pace with my little ones, but that also allows for more high-tech interaction. Let’s face it, our kids are very in tune with technology and sometimes they crave it. Wouldn’t it be nice to channel that for good?
Well it’s finally here!
I have partnered with TiffinTown Books to share their vision with you and let you know what I think of the book I had an opportunity to review!
Before I get too far into it though, I’d like to point out that they have a Kickstarter campaign that ends on December 22nd! So if any of this sounds interesting to you please head over to their campaign and help them reach their goal! As you may know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. They must reach their goal in order to get any of the funds pledged and fill those orders! To pledge even just $5, click here and help them out!
Okay, so what is TiffinTown Books?
TiffinTown Books is a startup augmented reality book company that is writing books about strong women from many different backgrounds who have changed the world. These stories describe in great detail the life these women led, the hard or courageous choices they made, and how they improved the world we live in today!
What’s more, they are illustrated beautifully and then brought to life by an augmented reality app!
What does that mean?
What books are they making?
- Josephine Baker, an internationally famous African-American dancer who fought successfully for desegregating theaters
- Ruth Harkness, fashion-designer turned explorer who sparked public interest in panda conservation by bringing the first panda to America
- Eugenie Clark, a leading ichthyologist who explored the mysteries of the sea and championed marine conservation
- and last but not least, a mystery woman!