Video Books unite printed page, audio and video as an MP4 file.
A re-imagined reading format that enriches content and context.
They play on any screen device but are easiest to use on a touch screen.
What Did Dora Do Today? (Series)
These, our first video books, are designed to help young children learn to read.
In either case, before, during and after you read:
- In the family, cuddle up with a notebook computer or pad.
- In the classroom, use in pairs with a notebook computer or pad, or use the class display screen.
... discuss ... predict ... encourage ... question ... imagine ... make connections ... look for similarities and patterns ...
stimulated by the text, photos, videos and sounds.
Each book has a secret page turning sound. Can you guess it before the end?
Young readers soon learn to take charge of the video controls.
|Piper inspired the Dora books.
The first thing she did after finishing Book 7 was use it to teach Dora to read from Dora's own book. Click the image to discover how Piper teaches Dora to read.
- Piper and Grampa read Book 1 together when she was 4½ and in pre-school.
- Piper and Grampa read Book 7 together one year later when she was 5½ and nearing the end of her first school year.
Choose full screen for best experience. Is your volume on?
|Read Dora Book 1 whenever you wish.
If Book 1 proves valuable you may want to purchase the full set.
- Click this image to read Book 1 on You Tube.
Piper was using a touch screen device. Are you?
- Book 1 may be freely distributed.
- To download, click the same image below,
then right click while the video is playing.
Download Book 1 (130MB)
Click to start the video book,
then right click to 'Save video as...' (or similar).
|Purchase Books 1-7 (1GB)
What Did Dora Do Today?
Video Books are supplied as a Zip file via a download link sent by email. All transactions are in Australian dollars.
Contact: Doug. Williams
to arrange payment. EFT, Visa/Mastercard and PayPal are available. Credit card attracts a 2% surcharge. Receipts will be supplied if requested.
Black Douglas Professional Education Services
Schools/institutions may supply a purchase order. An invoice will be sent.
Download time will be about 15 minutes
depending on connection speed.
Black Douglas Video is a division of Black Douglas Professional Education Services ...