Blog Posts, Read Aloud

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Kids love Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, but they love it even more when it has sounds and songs. After reading this aloud to a first grade class recently, the students all stood up and cheered. The book was front and center at their meeting place on the rug, but Novel Effect, a free, voice recognition app made it really come alive.

My favorite part was when Gerald really starts dancing. He looks so happy.” ~ Nathalya

Watch this video (my first attempt at a recorded partial read aloud) to see how the app brings so much more to the story.

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