There are many benefits to having a school age child. One of them is having access to the many resources and books that Scholastic has to offer.
I downloaded the Storia app for my PC recently. The download comes with 5 free e-books. Some of them are picture books, some are early chapter books, and some are middle grade books.
Storia has been expanding quite rapidly over the past little while. I must admit that I am really happy they decided to jump on the e-book bandwagon and start making all their amazing titles such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Goosebumps, and Clifford available in an electronic format.
I love the app, and having it has been awesome for my daughter, who loves to read. Many of the books also come with quizzes, games, or puzzles that show up as you read or at the end of the book. They have a wide selection of fiction books as well as non-fiction and educational books available.
So far, I haven’t purchased any books other than the ones that came with the free download. The only reason for this is that I don’t currently own an iPad or other tablet computer. I only have my enormous desktop computer. So if my daughter wants to read books using Storia, she has to occupy my computer. Besides that arrangement being inconvenient for me, nobody wants to sit at a computer desk to read a book, especially a novel. They would much rather get comfy on a couch or bed, so they can easily swipe through the pages.
My computer issues aside, I love the app, and would highly recommend it to anyone with a tablet computer or laptop. Storia has many great titles available, and they are constantly adding new material. It is a fantastic resource available for parents and teachers. The great thing about e-books is that they don’t take up space in your house, they never get ruined, and they usually cost much less than printed books.
Here are some titles available through Storia: