The Fact Factory (digital and pen & print) has a very important role to play in schools around the world. By implementing accessibility features throughout, the magazine has the power to unlock a love of reading among the most marginalised of readers – children with dyslexia, visual impairment, EAL, reluctant readers, children with ASD and so on.
If you and your school are interested in a combination subscription of both digital with pen & print and would like to make it available to multiple users, please get in touch and we will happily quote you for the package that suits your needs.
Every issue of The Fact Factory is professionally recorded by a talented team of child voice-over actors from around the world. This enables young readers to listen to their magazines like that of audio books – from start to finish, or anywhere in between.
As the audio plays, the text highlights on the screen in time to the spoken words. This enables children to ‘read along’ with the characters. We are the first publishing company to implement this feature in any children’s magazine.
A number of pages in the magazine contain content-related videos for children to watch and enjoy. Many children benefit from additional context and cues and this safe, engaging and visual approach is fully embedded in the magazine. This means no links to external websites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) are required.
Each issue of The Fact Factory contains a number of fun and interactive puzzles and activities to help aid comprehension, recall and retention skills among the readers. These unique features will help keep the most reluctant of readers engaged while offering mind-breaks from continuous reading and listening.
Each monthly magazine contains vocabulary development and enrichment opportunities. This is achieved through a series of internal links, leading to an audio and image glossary of word explanations and definitions. To assist reading flow, once a reader gets brought to the glossary, they can easily tap and return to the fact or page they were originally on.
The Fact Factory has been created and developed in collaboration with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the National Council for the Blind, Ireland to ensure best practice has been implemented. This allows for the publishing of a truly accessible publication. As you will see, this is no ordinary magazine.
Every issue of The Fact Factory is professionally recorded by a talented team of child voice-over actors from around the world. Coupled with the G-Talk 3 pen, young readers can listen to their magazines like that of audio books – from start to finish, or anywhere in between.
Some parents or children may prefer their young reader to spend time away from screens and devices but don’t want to sacrifice accessibilities and support features. With the G-Talk 3 pen, an unique off-line solution is achieved that enables readers to work from a printed magazine resource, but avail of
Each monthly magazine contains vocabulary development and enrichment opportunities. This is achieved through a series of bolded words. When a child taps their pen of one of these words, an audio definition is activated. When this ends, the child can return to reading and listening as normal.
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to activate your G-Talk3 pen to each new issue of The Fact Factory, listen to each fact, and access the audio glossary.
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to record with your G-Talk3 pen (practise your reading, communicate with parents and teachers, answer questions).
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to download your audio files to the pen for each new monthly issue and delete old recordings.