These digital storybooks were developed as part of the Help Me Tell My Story early childhood oral language assessment. This holistic assessment is a program funded by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education in partnership with the school divisions and communities involved in the 2011 pilot program. The assessment is unique in many ways, and it is grounded in First Nations and Métis holistic perspectives on learning. All of the stories incorporate traditional beliefs and perspectives and are available in five languages: Cree, Dene, Michif, English and French.
The four storybooks focus on Askî, his three friends Nipi, Kon and Tate and their lives around the pond. The stories introduce Turtle Island and Mother Earth—two concepts that are central in the First Nations’ worldview. The stories were developed to be used in the classroom and in the home to help improve early childhood language skills.
* What’s inside
Four stories about life at the pond
Stories designed for children aged 3 to 6
Read along option for each page, as well as for individual keywords
Read along option in five languages: Cree, Dene, Michif, English and French
First Nations and Métis content and ideas
Easy to use navigation in the app
Help screen to explain the app’s functions
Compatible with iPhone and iPad
To learn more about the Help Me Tell My Story holistic assessment model, please visit http://www.saskatchewan.ca/holistic-assessment
General bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Really good and btw it is Zoey
This is a wonderful app! The only things that would make this better is providing the other languages in written forms as well and not just vocally. I was hoping syllabics would be used for Cree. English being the only writing system used isn't promoting literacy skills in Cree, Dene and Michif. Oh and get Ojibwa in there too, please! Thank you for providing this!!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.