Using Screen Time to Motivate Reading: An Interview with Susan B. Neuman

Speakaboos caught up with Susan B. Neuman, Professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University and early literacy specialist. As a leader in children’s literacy, we wanted to understand her perspective on using digital devices as a way to improve literacy  Read more …

Valentine’s Day Stories to Spark a Love of Reading

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to engage young readers! Speakaboos offers two tales as sweet as candy to celebrate the special day and spark kids’ interest in reading including a new sing-along story featuring Angelina Ballerina. We love Valentine’s Day so much, we’ve also updated the background in our app to reflect the season! Be sure  Read more …

Why Interactive Digital Math Stories? Let’s Count the Reasons…

By: Samantha Creighan, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College and Research Director at Speakaboos We’re excited to announce the release of Monster Birthday Surprise, the second of three stories aiming to introduce early math concepts that are a collaborative effort between Professor Herbert Ginsburg of Teachers College and Speakaboos, generously funded by the Heising-Simons  Read more …

Go Behind the Scenes of Muddy Monsters, Your Next Favorite Speakaboos Story!

For the first time ever, we’re giving an inside look at how a premier Speakaboos storybook comes to life! Over the next several months, the Speakaboos team along with artist and story developer, Jennie Palmer, will be sharing the development process of an upcoming new interactive story, Muddy Monsters! Dr. Alice Wilder, Chief Content Officer  Read more …

Halloween: When Stories & Characters Come to Life!

Ah, Halloween season. The air is crisp, the leaves are falling and there is pumpkin-spiced everything. It really is a magical time, isn’t it? As a child there always seems to be a spark of excitement in the air as spooky decorations go up and the biggest question in the schoolyard is “who are you  Read more …