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Folktales from Around the Globe.

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There is nothing like a good picture book to stir a child's imagination and create excitement about learning to read. Over the years we have published an extensive collection of award winning children's picture books with stories from the world’s great oral traditions. These folktales have been told for generations and they not only entertain young readers but also provide valuable life lessons. We’re re-telling these timeless stories so that children can experience the same enjoyment and life lessons as earlier generations.  Read more...

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Growing Gold
Growing Gold
How Tiger got his Stripes
How Tiger got his Stripes
Why Koala has a Stumpy Tail
Why Koala has a Stumpy Tail
The Drum
The Drum
Anansi and the Pot of Beans
Anansi and the Pot of Beans
The Well of Truth
The Well of Truth
The Stolen Smell
The Stolen Smell
Anansi and the Tug O' War
Anansi and the Tug O' War
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom
The Cleverest Thief
The Cleverest Thief
Juan Bobo sends Pig to Mass
Juan Bobo sends Pig to Mass
Anansi goes to Lunch
Anansi goes to Lunch
A Tale of Two Frogs
A Tale of Two Frogs
The Ogre Bully
The Ogre Bully
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
The Clever Monkey Rides Again
Anansi and Turtle go to Dinner
Anansi and Turtle go to Dinner
The Clever Monkey
The Clever Monkey
Rooster's Night Out
Rooster's Night Out
The Magic Apple
The Magic Apple
The Bear, the Bat, and the Dove
The Bear, the Bat, and the Dove
The Archer and the Sun
The Archer and the Sun
The Magic Pot
The Magic Pot

These world tales are written for early reading and comprehension levels from Pre-K through 3rd grade. All of the stories are carefully illustrated to reinforce the text for each story and to present an authentic interpretation of the culture and region. These stories are also short enough that children will remain actively engaged through the entire story.

The Benefits of Story Cove Online

Anansi and the Sky KingdomStory Cove offers much more than just children's picture books. You will find that Story Cove also provides additional supplemental resources for educators to complement each story with enhanced learning tools. A Story Cove membership will give you access to a wide range of educational tools and resources. You will receive the following benefits with your Story Cove membership. 

  • An animated version of each of the story
  • Read-to-me audio version of the children's folktale
  • Read-a-long audio version of the children's folktale
  • Differentiated lesson plans for each of the world stories
  • Lesson plans for K-3rd grade are aligned with the Common Core Standards
  • Activities for children to supplement the folktales
  • Additional support through the online community at Story Cove

 

Subscription Cost

Each membership to Story Cove lasts for 1 year and costs $49.95. Once you have completed your subscription signup, your membership will run for 365 days from the date of purchase. After it expires you can choose to renew your subscription for continued access to these complementary resources for our classic children's folktales. Just keep in mind that each membership allows content access for only one user at a time. There are options for multiple user access to Story Cove but these accounts have to be set up individually at this price or we can set-up a group/school discount to provide access for simultaneous users. Just contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (please make a hot link) for further details about this type of annual subscription to Story Cove. Please note that if your school is using Firefox, the Read Along section is not supported by Firefox on a Mac so we recommend using either Safari or Chrome browsers. 

 

Growing Gold Why Multiple Forms Of Instruction Are Important

When children are learning to read, it is important to incorporate multiple teaching methods to help ensure that the children are developing the range of core reading skills (phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency) that they need in order to become proficient readers. It is quite common for children at this age to read or hear a story but retain little comprehension of what they’ve read or have little to no concept of the meaning of the story. They may be able to identify the main parts of the story or repeat the highlights from the plot but have a limited understanding of the meaning of the folktale. In addition, they’ll have no idea about how they might apply the lessons from these stories to their lives. This is an important consideration for many children’s stories but it is especially relevant for folktales that provide models for decision-making and valuable life lessons.

 

 

Juan Bobo sends the Pig to Mass  

Who Uses Story Cove?

The online services offered by Story Cove have a broad appeal to children and can be used in a variety of settings including classrooms, after school programs, libraries, book clubs, or even in the home for summer reading or for home schooling. These classic stories are timeless and the validated educational resources provide opportunities to develop their core reading skills. Thousands of teachers throughout the United States, UK, Australia, Canada and Asia have used these folktales, animated stories, picture books and lesson plans in their classrooms to improve reading skills, to supplement their social studies units and to reinforce character values in their curriculum.

 

 

 

The Cleverest ThiefThe Child's Benefit

Any young child can benefit from the enhanced resources offered by Story Cove. There is a lot more value to our stories than just entertainment. Some of the subscriber benefits that each child receives at Story Cove include:

• Strengthen core reading skills including Comprehension, Phonics, Fluency and Vocabulary
• Expand each child’s world view
• Reinforce a child’s love of reading and exploring stories
• Increase a child’s understanding of different world cultures and their traditions
• Reinforce positive character traits and values
• Provide a model for decision-making with positive and negative consequences

 

You can experience this range of benefits for your classroom or family by just selecting the Sample Story (please make these two words active links) button at the right of the Home Page. Then you can try out a story with all of these features so you can see the great lengths we go to provide these educational resources that support each of our world stories. Just give us a try and see for yourself!

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