IBWWhat a new and exciting way to read books!  At IBW-Books.com, your child or children will have fun learning through the use of a new storytelling process.

Interactive Book-Webscene (IBW) titles use a new storytelling process that combines print text with the interactivity of multimedia.  Here’s how it works: you read a chapter.  At the end of the chapter, you find a weblink.  When you go online to the weblink, you find an animation (or perhaps other multimedia elements) called a webscene that’s an integral part of the story. After you view the webscene, you go back to the book to read another chapter, find another weblink, and so on.  There are six or more webscenes included in every IBW book.  The most effective way to read IBW books with a child is to have a computer nearby.  This helps improve a child’s focus and reduces distractions.

I reviewed two books from IBW with my children, which made learning easier and much more enjoyable.  I received the Coming Home KA Reader 8 book that is great both as beginning readers and read-to-me stories.  The step-by-step lessons written in straightforward language make it easy for a parent educator to choose what a child learns and when.  This would be great for readers who homeschool or are considering it.  The lessons are set up in a way that allows for the parent-educator to select sections appropriate for their child’s learning level.  I also reviewed Celebration of Letters G and H; it has two letters from the full 26-letters of The Busy Pre-Schooler’s Guide to Learning. An example from this activity book would be “H is for Hand,” your child would then go to the webscene link for onscreen drop-down menus with questions that guide parents in reinforcing the skills just learned in the “H is for Hands” activity (see example http://www.BusyPreschoolers.com/h). Your child will love learning through this fun process and I am sure you will enjoy it as well!  The books are in English and Spanish.

Kids love the KA Reader webscenes with pop-up words that act like animated flashcards to identify objects and actions the way no still image in a mere picture book can (see example www.KA-Reader.com/8-4).  Parents will love the online activities that assess progress in areas such as comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling.

IBM Giveaway, the winner will have a choice of one of two IBW prizes (each with a retail value of $60):

The Busy Preschooler’s Guide to Learning– fun activities built around the 26 letters of the alphabet, with step-by-step help to guide parents in how to use everyday situations to teach 105 skills their kids need before they walk in the in kindergarten door.

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Three (3) KA Readers– beginning readers that use a new kind of storytelling where kids see an animation unfold at the close of every chapter!  Dr. Seuss-like rhyming hooks kids on the fun words.  Online activities help parents assess a child’s reading and comprehension.

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Giveaway Rules:

This giveaway is open to the US.  Random.org will be used to select the winner.  Giveaway ends 12/20/09 at 11:00 pm CST.  The winner will be contacted and must respond within 48 hours to claim.  Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen.  Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you. Good Luck!

I received no monetary compensation for this post.  IBW provided sample products for my review.  The opinions herein are my own.

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