Welcome to our online library for early readers! You can access story books through our website www.chetana.org.in anytime, anywhere! The stories are available in multiple languages and multiple formats.
Why ANOTHER online library? Well, this is not your typical online library. All our stories come with additional accessibility features and resources that you can download or print such as EPUB files, large print text of all stories, activities and guidelines, instructions on creating tactile images and braille files and more. We take learning beyond stories and create real experiences for every child.
Watch the video below to learn more about our Accessible Resource Materials Library.
You can select the language of your choice by clicking on the “language button”. Click “go” to browse through the stories. Click on “clear search” to re-select a language. Available languages include English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Marati.
Can’t find a story in your language? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four ways you can access the stories through our website:
By clicking on the “Resources” button in the lower right of each story (as shown in the image above), you can find various formats for the stories, including large print (PDF), EPUB (PDF), contracted braille (zip file), and a PDF file to create tactile images. Can’t find a resource you’d like? Just ask!
The stories can be read on the BLOOMREADER APP on an Android phone or iPhone using the latest versions of iOS.
Follow these steps to access stories on your phone:
You would now see the book on your device. You are ready to read your story.
You are now ready to print!
The Third way is to use an EPUB file. This is best suited for users who use a screen reader to read stories.
You are now ready to read your story.
The fourth way to read the books on our website is to read stories online!
The few tools to keep in mind while reading stories online are :
Watch the video below to find out more about how you can access the stories in different ways.
This feature is available for every story book. Reading stories together with children is a wonderful way to build reading skills. Having the story read by fluent readers allows children to pick up subtleties like pronunciation, expression and the natural rhythms of language. However, working at decoding text alone is also as important! So here is our solution: you can simply turn the volume up to enjoy the whole book, reduce the volume to try it on your own with just a little support, and turn the volume off completely to try it on your own!
For many children who are easily overwhelmed with sound, movement and images, this gives them a great freedom to control their reading experience.
As shown above, one of the additional resources available for each story is a PDF to create tactile graphics. Tactile representations help children comprehend the three-dimensional world around them. In this video we demonstrate and quick, simple and effective way to create tactile overlays using glue (Fevicol in India, Elmer’s in the United States) and glitter.
To access braille files (.brf), click on the “Resource” button in the bottom left of the story, as shown in the image towards the beginning of this page. This will take you to a zip file that contains .brf (braille format) files that can be downloaded and embossed.
You can always request more resources and more stories that your child would like to read and benefit from. To do so, you can email us at email@example.com or reach us at +91 9840509739 (India).