Along with the “Animal Cafe” DVD, the Reading Rainbow brand has introduced Skybrary, an online interactive learning station for kids. With a virtual library of over 500 books, a wide assortment of video field trips, and games to play along the adventure, Skybrary is sure to hold your child’s attention by learning through entertainment.
By allowing my 5 year old daughter to put Skybrary to the test, she was able to go on many new adventures without ever leaving our living room. As a parent, I like the simplicity and flow of this website. Its easy to use functionality allows me to get a few house chores done while my daughter uses the game without needing my help.
Here are a few key features from Skybrary.
Several Subjects to Choose From
The Skybrary experience begins with your child hopping in a hot air balloon and visiting one of several sky islands. Kids can choose from either Action Adventures & Magical Tales, Genius Academy, Awesome People, National Geographic Kids, Animal Kingdom, Friends & Family, or Music Mountain.
Once inside the island, there’s a wide selection of stories and videos to help kids learn more about the subjects.
Read Aloud Feature
To make storytelling easier, it also features a “read to me” button for children who can’t read by themselves. This is definitely a plus. We’ve tried another online story telling site, but it would keep reading without signaling to turn the page. My daughter would get confused and I would have to sit there and guide her through the story, so we really appreciated this Skybrary feature.
Easy Site Navigation & Adventure Buddy
Skybrary’s simple navigation makes it easy for children to move around the site without an adult’s help. Just incase there’s any confusion, they can always click on Austen, their Skybrary buddy, to help figure out what to do next.
We haven’t unlocked all of the features of Skybrary, but so far my daughter enjoys it. According to Austen, there are many more surprises to be unlocked along the way. Send your child on an online adventure and give Skybrary a try by signing up for its 14 day free trial.