Developing Literacy Through Theater & the Arts
Improve Reading & SEL with Theater and The Arts
Our arts based learning programs are inspired by picture books and are effective at building literacy skills and social emotional learning.
Choose from two classroom kits:
PICTURE BOOK MUSICAL PLAYS & READER'S THEATER
Everything you need to put on a classroom play or reader's theater
This digital kit comes with a script, music tracks, lyrics and artwork. Use it to improve reading fluency & comprehension and develop teamwork and collaborative skills.
LITERACY & SEL THROUGH THE ARTS PROGRAM
Theater Program with lesson plan including 6 units: Art, Music, Dance, Theater, Writing and SEL
This digital kit includes everything included in the Picture Book Musical kit plus a musical video and teacher's guide with six lesson plan units providing Theatre, Writing, Arts, Dance & SEL activities. Use this kit to improve reading skills and explore social emotional themes. This program supports different learning styles.
No Theater Teaching Experience Necessary!
Picture book musical videos
WHAT IS A BOOKSICAL?
A Booksical is a picture book, play and musical rolled into one! Booksicals bring the magic of picture books, music and theater together to improve reading skills, enhance social emotional learning and bring arts into the classroom.
Our process: First we create a picture book. Then we develop the book into a short children’s musical play. We make the musical into an animated musical video with songs, narration and subtitles that entertains while building reading skills and gets kids excited about performing the story. Booksicals can be enjoyed on their own and they are also part of our wonderful digital classroom kits.
When kids perform a Booksical they get excited about reading and that’s what its all about!
Kids can enjoy Booksicals in many ways:
Read our Picture Books
Watch our animated Picture Book Musical Videos
Listen to our musical Audiobooks
Learn skills while having fun with Classroom Theater Kits
Do arts activities with our Online Learning
For supercharged learning, we recommend pairing a picture book with an audiobook or Picture Book Musical video.
TODAY A READER TOMORROW A LEADER
Our books feature social emotional themes such as empathy, the power of kindness, respect for others and more. Each book also comes as a musical theater soundtrack or animated musical video for creative story time.
Our books come as paperbacks, audiobooks and animated videos and are also part of our arts based learning programs.