One of the ways LightHouse Reader brings books alive for children is through action clips. Think of these as high-quality, educational gifs. LightHouse Reader has exclusively partnered with BBC Worldwide to embed thousands of these, 5 to 30 second, audio-free clips in the platform.
While video clips bring context to books as a whole, action clips are an additional layer of contextual imagery designed to bring individual words or phrases to life. Imagine your child is reading a book about penguins, and when they come to a sentence that references a penguin fishing - instead of a static picture - they see an amazing clip of a penguin diving and catching a fish. From a cheetah running to a baseball player hitting a homerun, action clips allow children to actually experience what they are reading. Additionally, because these clips are audio-free--literal moving pictures--they are unobtrusive and don’t interrupt, for instance, when multiple children are trying to read at once.
Action clips are not only shown in books, but are accessible from your child’s video library as well, and they are associated with keywords, which means they’re searchable and linked to other related content. If your child watches an action clip of a bird from their library dashboard, LightHouse Reader will also show them other action clips, videos, and books related to birds. Parents can use this ability to attach action clips to homework, or fluency assignments, or any other linkable feature within LightHouse Reader to enrich and enliven a child’s literacy experience.