What is ReadPlay?
is the exciting interactive website
for appealing to children,
parents and teachers alike!
What will make ReadPlay a unique site?
offers activities for children, teachers
and parents that are fun, educational, and
interactive. We'll encourage children to
create and write their own true stories,
and to download word games and activity
pages, which can provide hours of fun for
any age. Our online storytelling animatics,
with multiple Grammy nominated musician
Tom Chapin narrating, plunge families into
the world of each animal: children can hardly
believe it when they discover each featured
animal is real. A new animatic will be available
What is The ReadPlay's mission?
ReadPlay's mission is to produce and
distribute top-quality products for children
that entertain and educate, and that meet
our four main objectives:
foster animal protection and environmental
teach literacy and motivate reading
encourage children to become creative,
teach core values and augment a child's
sense of self-esteem
encourage community linkages
do you get the ideas for the true stories?
The stories come from a variety of places,
including National Parks, animal protection
agencies like Farm Sanctuary, the news (magazines,
television, newspapers, the internet), and
sometimes from people like you who call
with a great true story. Farm
Sanctuary, the news (magazines, television,
newspapers, the internet), and sometimes
from people like you who call with a great
What makes The ReadPlay's
stories are true stories about real, living
animals, and so they appeal greatly to children,
parents, and teachers. We include a photo
of the real animal featured in the story
on the back cover and glossary page, and
children love seeing the real hero of the
story. We also tend to emphasize the positive
and focus on people who are doing good things
to rescue all sorts of animals, or on animals
who have done some amazing good deeds themselves!
Children find this empowering instead of
alarming. We care tremendously about quality,
and we are frequently told our products
have a unique sincerity about them.