Bilingual version: English & Ukrainian Audio
A bilingual version of The Fact Factory was created to empower and inspire young Ukrainian children in terms of social inclusion and accessibility, as well as provide them with a platform to support their English-language learning in schools and at home, not to mention with a really fun magazine to enjoy in their native language as well as their new.
Every issue is professionally recorded by a talented team of child voice-over actors from Ukraine.
Teh text is in English, but children can choose to listen to the magazine in English and Ukrainian.
The Fact Factory is designed, written and recorded with the needs of Ukrainian children in mind.
The Fact Factory offers an accessible reading experience for Ukrainian children with limited English.
A bilingual version (English text, English & Ukrainian audio) for Ukrainian children
The 12 magazines of the series are printed on heavy duty paper (170gsm as opposed to the magazine standard 90/100 gsm) so they possess the quality of a book in terms of production, durability, weight, etc. Each title, section, text box and word on every page (English language) is embedded with ‘invisible’ audio codes. These audio codes are activated by the accompanying reading pen and allow readers to listen and read along with the six characters of the series (all voiced by real English-speaking and Ukrainian children). Children activate the audio by tapping the pen on the audio icons
strategically placed on every encoded section of every page. Children will also see a second language icon alongside the English language one on the front cover. When they activate this with their pen, they will be able to listen to every word on every page in their native tongue (Ukrainian) which, too, will be voiced by real Ukrainian-speaking children.
For Readers with Dyslexia
Developed in collaboration with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland, The Fact Factory provides readers with dyslexia a literacy resource that supports their needs and provides real opportunities for reading for pleasure.
For readers with Visual Impairment
Developed in collaboration with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, The Fact Factory includes raised markers throughout to enable visually impaired readers locate and activate the embedded audio codes using the G-Talk 3 pen.
Recording your Reading
With the G-Talk3 pen, readers can press record on the pen and practise reading, answer questions and leave spoken comments. These recordings can be saved to the magazine and played back by the child, or deleted.
Recorded by Children for Children
The Fact Factory is professionally recorded by a talented team of child voice-over actors from around the world. No A.I. or computer-generated voice over is used, helping creating a real connection between characters and readings.
For Readers of Braille
Visually impaired customers will have free access to a downloadable Braille Ready Format file (.brf), kindly created by Jean Tomlinson from The Manchester Sensory Support Service (MSSS), UK.
For Reluctant and E.A.L. readers
The Fact Factory offers engaging and interactive gateways for reading for pleasure for reluctant readers and for children with English as an additional or second language
How to activate the pen
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.
How to record with the pen
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).
How to switch languages
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to switch between languages in the bilingual editions of The Fact Factory
An Essential Literacy Resource for Today's Learners
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