With a passion for promoting language and communication skills in children, I’m always on the lookout for innovative toys that support language development. The Moonlite Storytime Projector is the most amazing bedtime tool to foster narrative development, enrich vocabulary, facilitate conversations, and promote social-emotional learning in our kiddos.
First, download the Moonlite app. Next, insert your story disc (hundreds to choose from!) and attach the projector to your smartphone. Finally, you’re ready to project the storybook image on a wall while reading and connecting. Kids were so enamored with listening to stories in the dark at bedtime, that our toy testers brought it into any dark room (err closet) they could find the next day. They loved seeing their favorite characters (including Disney/Pixar!) and familiar stories (like Eric Carle, Curious George and Biscuit) in a new [projected] light. Once they discovered the magic of Moonlite Stories, they were making requests for every book on the shelf.
Moonlite really sparked a new interest in reading and storytelling. Book sharing and storytelling is one of the most important aspects of language and literacy development. Children learn to understand, create, and tell stories, which lays the foundation for effective communication. Moonlite takes this concept to a whole new level by making storytelling an interactive and multisensory experience.
I love that parents (or grandparents, or babysitters, or older siblings!) can read aloud and add their own dynamic reading effects to a visual picture on the wall. As children listen and follow along to a plot with the images, they encounter new words in context, enrich their vocabulary, and expand language and comprehension skills.
The interactive projection of Moonlite truly captures a child’s attention and motivates them to actively participate in the story (or steal your phone and independently retell the story in a closet, as I witnessed). This engagement enhances their focus and concentration.
The Moonlite Storytime Projector provides a unique approach to storytelling that supports language development, conversation, and connection. By integrating Moonlite into playtime and bedtime routines, parents can create a lasting impact on children’s language development and overall communication skills.