Novel Effect promotes:
social & emotional skills
Parents, teachers, and children can bring stories to life with our flagship app, which follows along while a storyteller reads out loud from a print book.
For over 200 modern and classic titles, Novel Effect recognizes where they in the story and plays professionally composed background music, sound effects, and character's voices at precise moments.
The story compositions are designed specifically for each title to capitalize on character emotion, setting, and theme.
Witness the magic
"Novel Effect's brilliance comes from considering phones and tablets as a whole tool rather than only its screen to show content."
TEACHER in Albuquerque, NM
WHAT The research shows:
Children request more stories in 3 out of 4 storytimes with Novel Effect than without.
More stories requested
Children's body language is more engaged with the storyteller when using Novel Effect.
Children show a better understanding of the emotional states of the characters.
In conjunction with an ongoing study, we ensure Novel EffecT:
Increases educational benefits to children
Introduces technology in an unobtrusive way
Engages students more fully in literacy experiences
Fosters language development and a love of reading
"Even the wiggly ones sit still!"
LIBRARIAN in Portland, OR
screen based reading apps
Digging deeper: solving a problem
SCREEN-BASED READING APPS
Focus on ebooks and screen based solutions, which are less than ideal for learning outcomes
Aren’t accessible to children of all ages and learning abilities
Lack resources to allow the integration of meaningful literacy activities into daily routines
Threaten early childhood development with potential long-term social impact
NOVEL EFFECT READ ALOUDS
Utilize devices as a screen-free tool to elevate and augment reading out loud
The auditory experience adapts to every voice and enhances illustrated as well as spoken content
Free to use on compatible devices with books families and teachers already know, love and own
Designed to enhance personal and peer-to-peer connections and interactions
"Our GOAL is to get parents to read MORE TO children, and children to WANT TO READ MORE."