After downloading it, I decided to put it to the test with my 8 year old grandson. He was excited to read a variety of different books. Next, I took it into my classroom. I am lucky enough to have my grandson in my class, so he started telling everyone what a great app it was even before I had the chance to really show them how it works.
My students liked being able to select different categories for the stories and I was able to project the stories onto my whiteboard so that everyone could read them at once.
There are 3 options for reading. This also makes it versatile and adaptable for the audience.
Auto play turns the pages and highlights the words as a voice reads the story.
Read to me highlights the words and a voice reads the story, but the pages need to be turned by the reader.
Read by myself is just that. The reader does the reading and the page turning.
Yesterday was a crazy day and we didn't get to read a story. My students were very disappointed. They asked a couple of times during the day if we could have a story. Today they got a couple of extra stories to make up for the missed day.
There is a free version that allows you to listen to one book a day, but with all the books that are being added each week, it is worth getting a subscription. Head on over to the website and check it out. Right now, there is a discount on the yearly subscription as well.
Well, there you have it. According to my class Farfaria is a winner.