Learn to Read with Krishna
The program is systematic which makes learning English easy, fun and natural. It was developed by Dr Edith Best (Urmila devi dasi) who has a PhD in education and 3 decades of experience. Instructions are so detailed and clear that even inexperienced teachers or parents can get great results. The “Talking” feature of the MagicPen allows children to touch the pages and then hear the stories in English, and various languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Spanish, Russian, and Thai. This technology allows children to read with understanding and expression.
The “Recorder” pen feature allows children to interact with the book and helps a teacher to easily monitor many children’s reading skills. It also allows children to compare their own reading to the pre-recorded English in the book itself. The fascinating stories and the MagicPen makes learning fun so children are inspired to spend a lot of time reading. The books are traditional Vedic tales, stories from scripture, or of children who follow traditional culture with respect for cows and the environment. Reading thus gives children pride and confidence in their culture.
The many activity books ensure a deep level of comprehension and thinking skills rather than rote learning. The artwork, paper quality, binding quality, layout, and English grammar and composition are all top first world quality, helping the child to appreciate the relevance of spiritual values in a modern society. Volunteers and donations have covered all the production costs—writing, editing, artwork, layout, proofing, translation, and audio work. The only costs reflected in the price is printing, packaging, the MagicPEN, website, warehousing and fulfilment.