Full Product Description
Decide whether to travel in a pumpkin coach, or go for a funky moped or some groovy rollerblades. Will your heroine visit a fairy tale castle, a palace, a candy cottage or a tower - or will she go to the supermarket?
You will encounter a whole variety of fairy tale characters in this program, from the Beast to Rumplestiltskin. Will your heroine find her Prince Charming – or will a magical kiss lead to a completely different surprise?
After all, frogs need love too… and of course, they all live happily ever after.
The familiar characters will enchant your children, while encouraging them to use their imaginations, make decisions and think about creating a narrative.
You can adjust the activities to suit learners of different ages and abilities and to include those with special needs.
Reviews of Choose and Tell: Fairy Tales.
"A very user-friendly package which is ideal for KS1 in supporting the narrative unit Traditional Tales."
"The graphics are simple and clear yet humorous with a good choice of selection by the user to create an individual tale."
"The voiceover is clear and easy to understand and combined with the graphics is particularly good for children who have English as an additional language."
The children said:
"Easy to use."
"Good to have a fun choice and sensible choice of pictures to click on."
"I'd like to use it again and again."
With thanks to Sue Cooper and the children of Boyne Hill Infants School and Nursery Class.
"Children liked the familiarity, the chance to choose and making funny choices."
"I think it would be very useful to teach children the choices and sequencing in their own writing."
"All children responded positively without prompting."
The children said:
"It was very fun to make up a story."
"It helps me learn more."
"Choosing was fun."
"It is fun to make your own fairy tale."
"It's my favourite program."
"It tells stories that you design."
"I liked the program because it's very funny."
With thanks to Mrs Ellis and the children at Slade Green Juniors.
Also see: About the configurable options in Inclusive Technology software
Choose and Tell is a Nick Wonham creation
Growing up, Nick loved reading and writing stories that combined adventure, magic and monsters with daft humour.
His aim now, as an SEN teacher of 12 years, is to create resources that engage and motivate students, enable them to reach their creative potential, meet their objectives and make the curriculum more accessible and exciting.
As well as a teacher and software designer, Nick is also a printmaker and has illustrated two books with lino prints. He is married and has three children. All his family have posed for characters in his software, but they draw the line at modelling for the monsters.