Interactivity, brain teasers, and optical illusions: They're just plain fun. So when teachers and parents want to get striving readers to connect with a book, they reach for meta storybooks. What's a meta storybook? It's an interactive or self-referential book breaks the "third wall" of a physical book. Meta story books make the experience of reading a true physical experience by asking kids to think, move, and go beyond the expected behaviors of reading. The physicality of meta and interactive storybooks keep struggling readers turning the pages—and that's the name of the game for raising literacy skills. Stories like The Book No One Wants To Read by Beth Bacon makes reading time feel more like play time—and help align the goals of teachers, parents, and students.
Meta storybooks make reading fun.