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HIGHLIGHTS STORYBOOKS FROM BAMBOO is a collaboration between Bamboo Learning and Highlights for Children. The Highlights Storybooks skill is designed by literacy experts to help children develop and practice skills in vocabulary building, language acquisition, and reading comprehension. Using Highlights Storybooks, children build the listening comprehension skills needed to become strong readers and learners.

Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo features twelve free, ability-leveled stories, animation and narration outlined by level below.

Level 1: Beginner Young Reader (recommended for ages 5 to 6)

Stories

  • Enjoy the Show

  • Bea and Lop

  • Pigs in My Garden

  • Davy Duck's Grumpy Day

Exercises

  • Fill in the blank

  • True or False

Davy Duck’s Grumpy Day: Fill in the Blank Question


Level 2: Intermediate Young Reader (recommended for ages 6 to 7)

The Lucky Penny: True or False Question

Stories

  • Lulu Builds a Choo-Choo

  • Little Bunny Celebrates Spring

  • The Lucky Penny

  • Time for a Party

Exercises

  • Fill in the blank

  • True or False

  • Unscramble the sentence

  • Correct definition

  • Open-ended content questions


Level 3: Advanced Young Reader (recommended for ages 7 to 8)

Stories

  • Robin's Best Nest

  • Balto the Sled Dog

  • In the Rain Forest

  • The Skeleton Crew

Exercises

  • Fill in the blank

  • True or False

  • Unscramble the sentence

  • Correct definition

  • Open-ended content questions

The Skeleton Crew: Correct Definition Question

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Video of girls age 4, 7, and 8 trying Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo

BAMBOO BEHIND THE SCENES:

Focus Group of children led by Bamboo Learning Co-founder and SVP of Content, Irina Fine. They are trying an early version of Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo, and then discussing it.

I loved Highlights as a child, and now we subscribe for our kids. Our kids love Alexa, so when we saw Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo, we tried it and it was an instant hit. We are so psyched that the kids can use Alexa to improve their reading and listening.

-- Michelle Kelner, mother of two from Brooklyn, NY


BAMBOO GROVE FOR PARENTS

Bamboo Grove is where parents can go to follow their children’s progress in HIGHLIGHTS STORYBOOKS FROM BAMBOO including correct and incorrect answers for each storybook, and badges awarded. Parents can sign up for an optional Bamboo Learning account by going to Bamboo Grove at grove.bamboolearning.com.

After signing up for a Bamboo Learning account, parents will need to link that account with the Highlights Storybook from Bamboo Alexa skill.  Parents can do this by opening the Alexa App (or going to alexa.amazon.com) and then searching for Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo within the skills section of the Alexa App.  After finding Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo in the Alexa App, select “Settings”, and then “Link Account”.  A screen with a Bamboo logo will show up.  Sign in to the previously created Bamboo Learning account and Highlights Storybooks will be linked.  After that, visit Bamboo Grove at grove.bamboolearning.com to view progress.

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