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My six and eight-year-old grandchildren will be traveling with me most of this summer. At home we often check books out of the library and read to the children. Reading to the children is not practical while driving down the road. Since I have unlimited data with my Mobley mobile hotspot, I am looking for a website that has online read along books. I have found a number of books in a YouTube format. However, I am looking for books that have “follow the bouncing ball” or other highlighting methods to mark the words as they are being read. Any information is welcome.


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You might have a product idea there.

I have seen screen readers that highlight the word being read.. but .. That may have been on a Commodore 64 it has been that long.


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That's a great idea. It's a wonder someone doesn't have an app for a tablet that does this. Maybe there is?

That said it's wonderful that you are exposing them to books and trying to do so while traveling. Much better than putting videos in front of them and letting them zone out.


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They are out there, I bought/borrowed some for my great-granddaughter some years ago. They had the option of "follow the bouncing ball" thingy, with spoken work.

I'll do some looking and see if I can find what they were.


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Not to be a wet blanket but can one read and ride at the same time without experiencing motion sickness?
Another possible idea is old time radio cd's; no bad words, no sex, and use of a child's imagination which far exceeds any written material. If interested check out Radio Archives.com.
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Drama from BBC is a favorite source for me.


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Dick_B wrote:

Not to be a wet blanket but can one read and ride at the same time without experiencing motion sickness?
Another possible idea is old time radio cd's; no bad words, no sex, and use of a child's imagination which far exceeds any written material. If interested check out Radio Archives.com.
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I agree. Reading is great but,I think kids spend enough time staring at screens.
Maybe some of the old traveling games where kids looked for different trucks, vehicles, buildings, animals, etc. would be more enjoyable while traveling?
They could see the country and use their imaginations.

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Ditto on the travel games. The License Plate Game and the Alphabet Game were my family's favorites when I was growing up and later with my own kids. Also singing together.


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Dick_B wrote:

Not to be a wet blanket but can one read and ride at the same time without experiencing motion sickness?
Another possible idea is old time radio cd's; no bad words, no sex, and use of a child's imagination which far exceeds any written material. If interested check out Radio Archives.com.
No, I don't work for them...


yes one can read and ride without motion sickness.. If you'd like to see proof pick me up and I'll read while you drive. Easy.

BUT. then.... I really love reading.

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You like to read to the grand kids
Why not play "audio books " tape or disc
Or use "Audible" on the phone to read them to the kids,
There is no difference except it's not your voice, they are listening too.


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