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I like using Tumblebooks for my independent reading stations in my special Ed. Classroom. The kids who are low readers can hear a story with headphones.

Judith Giacoma Elementary, IL

Tumblebooks are a great way to bring literature to life! I work with special needs students. For students who struggle to read or do not have the ability to turn the page of a book Tumblebooks gives an opportunity for independent reading.
Thank you!

East Knox County Elementary, TN

I work with students who have significant disabilities - they are extremely engaged in technology and so this is a critical tool to meeting their needs and interests for reading. The students take ownership of their learning when using Tumblebooks - it is a wonderful tool that we will continue to use! Thank you!

Rebecca, M.Ed, NBCT
Progress Academics, WA

Tumblebooks is a great resource for our classrooms, it brings stories alive for the kids and is very helpful for our special needs children. The books can be played over to help them understand the story better and to look through the text for clues to questions the teacher asks. I enjoy the stories as much as the children. Thank you for your dedication to education.

Sharon, Inclusion Helper, Ring Factory ES
Harford County Public Schools, MD

Iím a Virtual Special Education Teacher. As you could imagine, finding ways to teach kids in my elluminate classroom can be sometimes challenging. I have students with reading disabilities and when I used my trial membership to let them hear the books aloud with me they LOVED it. I loved that they could work at their own pace when I set the book to manual (as did they). I also appreciated the quiz!! I got to give them the quiz as soon as we were done reading.

Amy, Special Education
Georgia Virtual Academy, GA

I really like how students can self-direct through the site, the reinforcing tests for comprehension, and the variety. Thanks for the review time you gave me for your website. We had a lot of fun reading with it...


I liked that it was easy to use and child-user-friendly. My kids quickly learned to click on books and make choices independently.

Karin, Special Ed-ECC
Madison Early Childhood Center
Thompson School District, CO

Students and Parents alike have commented on the ease of being able to navigate through the site. They have also loved the variety of books.

Tamara, Special Education
James Thomson
BC SD 47, BC

My children realy enjoyed the TumbleBookLibrary - the book selection is great - all very appropriate and a wide variety of subjects and themes to choose from.

Karin, Special Ed-ECC
Madison Early Childhood Center
Thompson School District, CO

I have visually impaired students in my classroom that love listening to Tumble Books. The books are very animated and the voices are full of energy. Even though the students canít see, they love listening to the people reading the stories. They have listened to stories on tape from the "Talking Books Library for the Blind" [which] are no comparison to your [online] books. The tapes are very monotone. I would get tired of listening to them. Keep up the good work.

Kim, Special Education
Riverton Elementary
Riverton USD 404, KS

What a treasure. This site is extremely useful for non readers of all ages. My children just love it. I have shared this site with many of our special needs teachers across our county. Thanks so much for providing such a fun, affordable, and worthwhile product.

Special Education Teacher

YEA FOR TUMBLEBOOKS! I am so grateful that Tumblebooks are a part of our school. Not only are the students able to access stories on their laptops for individual reading but teachers use them for whole group reading fun. The stories are leveled for appropriate audiences and the listed time helps teachers and students to choose their time wisely. Thank you Tumblebooks for bringing many stories to life.

Freda, EIP 3-5 Teacher
Barnett Shoals Elementary, GA

Tumblebooks has been great for my students. I work in a self-contained classroom for students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. It's a brand new program that we started this year, so we're still working on building up materials. Books in particular can be really expensive, so a lot of times we're left borrowing materials from other classes and needing to return them before we've fully finished with them. Tumblebooks is cost effective and my students love the books. Tumblebooks is a great way for our higher functioning students to independently work on their literacy skills, but it's also great for a group lesson. The interactive books keep all of our students engaged, and the built-in tests are great for measuring their progress. The only difficult part is that we only have access to two student laptops at a time, so either our students double up on the laptops, or they have to wait for someone to finish. Thanks for taking the time to read my response.

Whitney, Special Education Paraprofessional

I am an occupational therapist in an elementary school and middle school. Tumblebooks are a helpful tool for students who enjoy and understand books at their grade level, but may have difficulty with reading skills. Having the auditory component of listening to the story, along with the visual component of following along with the words can make reading a much more positive experience.

Mira, Senior Occupational Therapist
New York City Department of Education

Tumble books has been a wonderful tool for Autistic students and students with special needs. When the students have a bad day, we can put this website on and calm comes to the classroom! We love your site and use it daily for our students as a task.

Solvay Union Free School District, NY

I teach special education and I have found activities appropriate for all of my students. It is nice to have one web site that meets so many different needs and levels.

Martha, Special Education
Lea Elementary
Lovington Public Schools, NM

I have truly enjoyed the books in your library. I especialy liked that I could use it for my children with disabilities and low reading levels. They were able to enjoy the books and take an accelerated reading test to go along for the comprehension. It is an awesome site.


My students and I love tumblebooks! As a fifth grade teacher, I see the importance of students becoming natural everyday readers. I want this "habit" to follow them throughout life. Tumblebooks are an exciting way to keep students interested and involved with reading. I love to incorporate Tumblebooks into my curriculum, whether it is Reading, Writing, or Language Arts.

Nicole, Teacher
Mesa Vista
Butte County Office of Education, CA

My students with special needs enjoy doing the books as a large group and small group. I have incorporated the online books during our independent reading time. My non-verbal severely autistic students enjoys replaying the stories.


We work in a school that is entirely special ed and have many struggling readers - it's a great way to expose them to books in a way that is not frustrating for them. Our non-readers love the animation

Sandy, Literacy Center Specialist
Child & Career Development Center
Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA

Our reluctant readers enjoyed the chance to go online and ďreadĒ along with the stories.

Tamara, Special Education
James Thomson
BC SD 47, BC