Parents and Teachers
Parents and Teachers, we know you live busy lives and would love to share a daily one-on-one reading experience with your little ones but sometimes between an entire classroom to manage, making dinner, doing your own work, and maintaining your home: the day seems to slip by without the time to sit down and read together.
We want to help you breathe a little bit, and make sure that your little one has a daily read-to-me experience. We want to make sure no kid slips through the reading-cracks. Radish Lane supplies you and your kids with not only creative reading content, but an interactive read-to-me experience designed with hard working parents and teachers in mind.
Let us help you. On Radish Lane, here is what you will find:
Access to free books and Read-to-Me content for kids 2-6 y.o.
Access to Inside the Art Studio creativity content for home and the classroom
A fun environment made for learning and growing
A how-to section for parents and teachers to learn how to use Radish Lane
We know you are wondering: how much does it cost?
We have created a system that allows the user to pay what they can afford to ensure that a cost doesn't stand in the way of a little one learning to read.
Radish Lane Features and Benefits:
Clickable icons and universal symbols
Users know where to tap or click on the page to navigate. Navigation does not require english literacy because universal symbols are used. Ex. Directional arrows.
Content with you, when you need it.
We understand that it is important to have a book that is impervious to ripping, bending, and forgetting at home. Where ever there is connection to the internet, you are connected to your books.
Books are always available on the Radish Lane website: no download necessary.
Free content ensures that low income students and classrooms with limited funding are able to access high quality content at no cost.
Distraction Free Pages
Book pages can be navigated through using arrows to ensure only one page will fill the viewer screen at a time. Each web page is equipped with only the absolute necessary components needed for a great user experience.
When you land on Radish Lane, we don’t want our users to have to dig around to find what they are looking for. As soon as you enter the site, you are where you need to be… start reading!
We want to remove anything that could get in the way of a young one learning to read— we will handle updates and will alert you when there is something new.
Email Alert Updates
Teachers, parents and young ones do not have to be hindered by the need to update an app to access their content. When Radish Lane is updated, an email alert will be sent to notify you of new content and fixes.
No account necessary
Account creation means passwords and management— Radish Lane content will always be available, barrier free, for those to who want to read it.
Social Media Support
We believe that amazing things happen when great minds come together. That is why we created our Learning Community dedicated to promoting literacy and the sharing of best practices. We have a lot to learn from parents and teachers, and we have so much we are excited to tell you about! We can’t wait to get to know you!
Web, Print, eBook
We’ve got them all! There is a time and a place for each medium and we understand the importance of keeping what you need available to accommodate all needs large and small.
We know that the fundamental necessity in learning to read comes from having someone read to you. We also know that many of our readers may not have the opportunity to be read to. Automatic screen readers lack cadence, emotion, and the warmth of a human voice. Each page can be read to the reader with the tap or click of the audio button. Readers can read-along as they hear the audio.
Along with the Read-to-Me feature, readers can click on alternate audio options. This audio includes observation and counting challenges that help them go further with the content on each page.
Learning is tackled when all three learning-types are accommodated within a learning environment. On Radish Lane, we have created a tool addressing all learning types visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Interactive Art Studio (Beta, full version launched in Radish Lane Phase II)
Creativity is an important part of problem solving and human expression. We think it is important to go behind the scenes to expose how content is made to get our users inspired, thinking, and imagining to empower the creative thinkers of tomorrow.
Art Gallery (Beta, full version launched in Radish Lane Phase II)
Art is an important part of culture and can bring about wonderful positivity in the world. Schools may have art programs cut and may be challenged to expose their students to humanities oldest tradition: creativity. We want to make a walk through a gallery a possibility for all users no matter where they are what they may be doing.