Jul 27, 2018

Swing into Reading with BookFlix®

children and parent reading with iPad

Help your emergent reader hit it out of the ballpark and discover how your home and neighborhood can be a place to learn about math using BookFlix, one of the AEA Online Resources.

BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource for students PreK-3 that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while introducing young learners to real world concepts.

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The following are a few examples of learning opportunities for children using BookFlix®:

  • “Math in the Kitchen” by Ellen Weiss. Whether you are in the kitchen or walking through your neighborhood, students will enjoy the story and at the the same time apply basic math skills to measure each ingredient along with determining what size of cake will be needed to feed 12 people attending a birthday party.
  • “Math in the Neighborhood” by Ellen Weiss. Students can count the number of dogs being walked throughout the neighborhood along with the number of street signs and bus route schedules, including arrival and departure times.
  • “Animals in the Zoo” by Allan Fowler. Math can be extended to a visit to the zoo where children can count how many zebras, elephants, lions or monkeys they see. They can also look at their differences related to size, climate and even habitat.
  • “Rainy Weather Days” by Pam Rosenberg. We may even encounter days where the weather keeps you inside due to rain. What can we learn? How are raindrops formed? Rain impacts the overall growth of plants and if it’s a warm day, we can have fun playing in the rain or puddles.
  • “Keeping Fit” by Megan Bogert-Spaniol. Whether you are riding your bike, playing ball or going to the park to exercise is a part of each day. Look at how eating the right foods can help maintain a strong heart, muscles and bones.

BookFlix is among the 27 AEA Online Resources available to all students, preschool through high school, in the Grant Wood AEA service area.

For more information, please contact your school’s teacher librarian or the Grant Wood AEA Media Center at 319-399-6754 or 1-800-642-4107. Or feel free to directly access BookFlix and other AEA Online Resources on the Grant Wood AEA website, Educators, and select Online Resources.


Grant Wood AEA partners with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Summer Reading Program

Swing into Summer with Grant Wood AEA and the Cedar Rapids Kernels

This summer Grant Wood AEA has partnered with the Cedar Rapids Kernels to help parents make reading an important part of their children's summer.

Students can log their reading minutes on this scorecard and return it to the Cedar Rapids Kernels for prizes including a free ticket to a summer game or even a bobblehead.