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What is Speakaboos?

Speakaboos is an award-winning, interactive online reading environment that helps children in preschool through 2nd grade develop early literacy skills. This highly personalized, kid-centric reading environment offers over 200 web-based storybooks sorted into favorite topics like animals, princesses, and sports. Each storybook features a mix of read-along word highlighting, narration, and animation to enhance vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency.



Speakaboos in the Classroom:

Speakaboos is a web-based tool that works on classroom PCs, SmartBoards, tablets, and mobile phones. Speakaboos is a great fit for many different settings. Some popular uses are:

  • Supplementing lesson plans
  • Motivating beginning readers
  • Promoting independent reading
  • Facilitating shared reading or small-group instruction
  • Supporting English language learners


How does it work?

Speakaboos engages beginning readers in a controlled online reading environment with characters, storytelling, and interactivity to build a foundation for reading success. Stories feature three different reading options that meet the needs of growing readers: Read to Me, Read and Play, and Read it Myself.

Through the First Book Marketplace, teachers can use one master Speakaboos account in their classroom for FREE for a single year, and purchase a classroom subscription with personalized accounts for up to 30 students. Please contact First Book’s Member Services team at if you are interested in a school-wide subscription (more than 30 students).

Explore the different educator plans available below. Once subscribed, you will have access to the entire library of digital storybooks.


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