I teach a class of severely disabled, non-verbal students for whom standard books mean very little. They do not have enough receptive language to listen to a story read by the teacher. They do respond to animation and sound, however, especially music. Mightybook stories and songs have definitely captured their attention in a way other materials haven't been able to.
At the end of the day we gather around the computer monitor, as close as we can get, close enough to touch the screen which is okay in our class. Two students keep eyes on the presentation, tracking left to right. One girl sits right up front, rapt-- tapping on the table, chortling, and occasionally reaching toward the movement.
One of my students stands with his ear pressed to the screen and touches characters floating across it. This gives teacher and staff the opportunity to repeatedly name common objects, people and animals within a story or song. But the most important benefit is that these short, colorful presentations hold the students' attention for up to 30 minutes which is a huge amount of time for this population. I'm very happy that I discovered your site and purchased a subscription. I will definitely renew it next year.
Mary S - Teacher
At first I was skeptical. So many websites are nothing more than a babysitter…just to keep kids quiet. I ordered MightyBook because for the very first time, my students look forward to our reading time, and they're learning something.
Southbank International School… LONDON, UK
For anyone wanting to teach English as a second language, I highly recommend MightyBook. The earlier you introduce students to English the better, and you can start teaching them at under 2 years old on this website.
Sheng Kung Hui Primary School… TAIPA, MACAU
Finally, a website that really does make reading fun for kids, and it's a great addition to my after school programs.
Fenton Area Public Schools… FENTON, MISSOURI
As a home school teacher, it's important for me to know my kids are actually learning something from a website. MightyBook has been a great addition to my curriculum in the home.
Charlotte County Public Schools… PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA
I was very impressed with the story books. I was able to find some used computers so more kids could use MightyBook at our Kindergarten.
Carson City S.D… CARSON CITY, NEVADA
The fact that the words are highlighted as they're read aloud makes a big difference. I can stop the books and ask my kids questions about comprehension. I think the music really helps, too. Thanks MightyBook. Keep up the good work.
Amity S.D. 4J… AMITY, OREGON
I don't know of any website that offers what you do. My first, second, third and fourth grade teachers all use MightyBook. I've been a principal for eleven years and I've never seen children more excited about their reading lessons.
Houston I.S.D… HOUSTON, TEXAS
We've got a virtual library of several hundred MightyBooks and counting. And we look forward to the five new books every month. My kids are now telling their parents about the website, and they want to access the site from home! Can I have the PTA call you about subscribing?
Davis S.D… FARMINGTON, UTAH
This is a great resource for our Special Education students. MightyBook supports our goals in the development of our students' literacy skills.
Lynchburg City Schools… LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
We have used MightyBook in a variety of ways in the Learning Center/Reading Lab that I direct. I use your website so often the students get excited when they see the Home page open up. Your site has opened new doors by providing the words to every activity - which contributes to reading exercises. Our Reading Lab is so much fun; thanks
Beth K - Teacher
We have just studied legends with fifth grade, so the Legend of the Kangaroo Rat will be great for analysis. These books and songs are favorites for ESOL students!
Cheryl P, SOUTH CAROLINA
This website is perfect. My little child is 4 years old and she is good at reading. My daughter is homeschooled and she loves Mighty Book. I have another child and she is 7 years old. And apearently she loves it too! Thanks Mighty Book!
I have an Autistic child who really enjoys reading your books. He wants me to play them over and over again. I think it is because they engage so many senses at the same time...Thank you MightyBook
Jillian C, NORTH CAROLINA
As a ESL teacher I'm always looking for new tools to help my kids learn English. These books really engage and hold the attention of my students. Thank You
Lucinda G, ARIZONA