Hello, BookBoxers! Welcome to the first post of our new blog created for you and by you! I’m very excited to get this blog started to share with teachers for your classrooms and parents at home. In this first post, I’m going to tell you about BookBox, how this blog works, and what to expect.

We’re BookBox, located in Pondicherry, India. BookBox’s mission is to make reading available to every child in their language through the development of AniBooks (animated books) with Same Language Subtitling (SLS), kind of like karaoke. We have over 35 languages and over 45 stories on our website and our YouTube page. Proven to advance reading skills, SLS is perfect for your classroom at diverse reading levels because it uses both visual and auditory sensors simultaneously, helping the viewers subconsciously improve their reading.

On our website, you can also find free PDF and MP3 versions of the story, games and activities related to the stories.

What to expect from this blog:

This blog is for BookBoxers made by BookBoxers. Our goal is to give you the best content and lesson plans around BookBox stories whether you teach Spanish in high school or English in the 2nd grade. The posts are written by a teacher or parent who has already used BookBox successfully and who wants to share their success with you!

How this blog works:

Do you use BookBox in your classroom, living room, or in your organization to improve literacy and language skills and you want to write one or more posts for this blog? That is fantastic! Email blog@bookbox.com for more information.

character 1Tamar Gaffin-Cahn, at the time this post was written, was BookBox’s Outreach and Social Media Coordinator. You can find her at tamar@bookbox.com, on Twitter at @tamargc, going on outdoor adventures or eating delicious vegetarian Indian food. 


2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Hello and many thanks for this wonderful project! It is just exactly what I was looking for! I found it yesterday, and already today my daughter (7) watched her very first story in English – Turtle’s Flute – which she could understand completely! First, we read the story from the PFD file, then we translated it together, wrote down the words she didn’t know (there were 37 such words, which I think was just perfect – plenty of new words and yet it was still quite understandable for my daughter to try to translate it on her own, I was only helping with the unknown words), and after that we watched the video together. I see that it has boosted a lot her motivation to learn the language – and it reminded me how magic it feels, when you watch something and really understand every word of it in a foreign language for the first time, it’s like discovering a new world! 🙂 It’s great that she can get even more into the story with colouring pages and games 🙂 I’ll now make cards with the new words so that she can quickly learn them all – it will be easy after having watched the video a few times. 🙂

    Thank you again so very much for your amazing work! All the very best wishes and lots of luck to all of you! 🙂
    Lots of gratitude from Russia 🙂

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    1. Hi N. Thank you for the very kind words and we’re so glad you’ve found so much success with our stories and activities! This is the type of information we share with BookBoxers on our blog, and if you’re interested, we would love for you to write a post for us. Email blog@bookbox.com for more information. Thanks and have a great day!


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