Alfred and the Dragon - 7th YTMS Guided Read-Aloud Book Teaches Alphabet

February 2, 2015 in Books (E)

[] Weston, Connecticut - You TELL Me Stories (YTMS) today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Alfred and the Dragon with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share 1.0.2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. Alfred and the Dragon is the seventh illustrated book app in the award-winning You TELL Me Stories Library.

"Praised by the academic community, (the) You TELL Me Stories app immerses children in stories and then encourages them to recount details of the story in their own words," reports Greta Jenkins of Families Online Magazine. "Featuring delightful artwork and engaging content, kids learn and have fun too." (17 June 2013)

Written by Eugene Coco and illustrated by Gilbert Contreras, Alfred and the Dragon is the story of a boy who gets swept away to a far-off land where a Goblin has the lovely Princess Imari trapped inside a glass jar. With the help of a friendly Dragon, Alfred frees the Princess and flies her back home. Featuring colorful illustrations and an engaging storyline, Alfred and the Dragon teaches children how to recognize letters and their sounds.

Feature Highlights:
* Delightful story that teaches letter sounds
* Helps create readers before they can read
* Teaches parents how to read to kids
* Colorful illustrations
* Narrated by a master teacher and professional voiceover actor
* Ability for child to record their own version of the story
* Developed by Language and Literacy Experts
* Meets National Core Curriculum for PreK-K
* Free Activity Book that reinforces basic concepts and storytelling

Alfred and the Dragon provides kids the opportunity to practice their storytelling skills through the Retell, Record and Share function. By allowing children to record the story in their own voice, Retell, Record and Share helps build important skills such as memory/recall, comprehension, speaking skills, sequencing, vocabulary, and analysis. Retell, Record and Share also allows users to share the child's recording of Alfred and the Dragon directly from the app.

"You TELL Me Stories are bright, colorful and entertaining ebooks created by educators and language experts for you and your child to enjoy together again and again," explains Lynn Rubin of You TELL Me Stories. "With beautiful illustrations and a delightful story, Alfred and the Dragon provides an engaging way to bring parents and children together. Following the letters of the alphabet, Alfred and the Dragon teaches children how to recognize letters and their sounds, while capturing their imagination along the way. Come on this wonderful adventure with Alfred and see how much of the alphabet your child can learn!"

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later
* 285 MB

Pricing and Availability:
As an introductory offer, Alfred and the Dragon 1.0.2 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Review copies are available upon request.

Based in Weston, Connecticut, You TELL Me Stories was founded by Alexandra Hartenbaum and Lynn Rubin in 2011. The Company publishes children's preschool picture books for iPhone and iPad. The You TELL Me Stories App is a unique educational initiative dedicated to the development of "Read-Aloud" books uniquely designed so that the experience for the child and adult is modeled on methods validated by research. This evidenced based approach to reading aloud builds the necessary oral language and emergent literacy skills required for success in school ... and life! Because HOW you read to a child, and not just how often, makes a difference. Copyright (C) 2011-2015 You TELL Me Stories, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.



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