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All the resources you need to raise a bilingual child — one story at a time

Spark a love of reading and introduce your child to a new language—one story at a time.

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Grow young minds with bilingual ebooks and nurture a love of reading

StoryWorld includes bilingual text and audio with every story.

Unlock enchanting stories and ignite a love of literature

Watch little minds blossom into bilingual bookworms!

Combine the best of both worlds with activities online and off-screen

“My daughter is loving this program! It’s interactive, simple. She loves to read and then test herself—she can go back to the story and hear the words again to keep learning. It’s fantastic.”

— S. Auerbach (parent of 6-year old)

Discover a bilingual library of enchanting stories

Choose form 24 themes, including science, social studies, and culture, covering more than 2000 common words and phrases.

"Our son loves StoryWorld. We thought he was just playing on the iPad at first, but then we were amazed he was actually learning Mandarin!

— Emily, Parent of 4 year old

Turn progress into play with activities that earn points and stars

After each story, multisensory activities deepen their engagement, ensuring your child’s experience is immersive, comprehensive, and totally enriching –
one story at a time.

Begin with questions that practice vocabulary, listening, and reading
Your child gets to test their knowledge with multiple choice questions that reinforce vocabulary, listening, and reading.

More fun with speaking and writing
Your child will enjoy hours of fun recording his or her own voice – and even writing responses! They’ll be able to retell a story, read it aloud, and even express an opinion – in two languages!

Celebrate with stars and points
At the end of every story, they’ll see – and listen again – to all the words they clicked. Best of all, they will delight in earning stars and points! You will watch their progress, listen to their adorable voices, and see the results of their efforts through your own family dashboard!

Dive into a digital playground with over 1000 literacy games

Plus...printable activities with every story!

There’s no need to spend extra time searching for more materials! All of our Storybooks, Wordbooks, and Letterbooks come with printable activity sheets that engage creative work off-screen to practice new bilingual skills.

Reinforce new vocabulary through writing

Key words are emphasized to help students build confidence and master vocabulary.

Promote comprehension and reflection

Questions assure students fully comprehend the text. Exercises prompt students to reflect on the story and practice writing.

Build literacy skills with sentence construction

Construct sentences from key vocabulary. Drawing and coloring activities support recall.

Develop creativity with original story writing

With every activity, children are encouraged to think "beyond the text.” Finally, they outline, write, and illustrate their own short story!

“This is a great site. Love the stories! The bilingual option is awesome. We also like the fact there are other activities besides stories for the kids to do.”

-Parent of Kindergartener

Why we’re different

The Learning Science behind StoryWorld

StoryWorld is rooted in learning science that tell us the most effective way to learn a new language is through engaging stories, captivating pictures, and using your native language as a bridge to mastering a new language.

At StoryWorld, we put it all together for you.

Compelling stories
Storytelling enhances language fluency, vocabulary acquisition, recall, and concentration.

Abundant visual clues
Research shows that stories, when accompanied by pictures, help learners acquire content more quickly.

Instant translations on-demand
Literacy developed in the primary language transfers to the second language.

“Because of StoryWorld, both of our children got into the dual-language program at our school. This program works!”

-Yesenia, Parent of 5 and 7 year old

Now the whole family can have fun learning a new language!

StoryWorld lets you create a personal account for everyone in your family!

StoryWorld is designed for learners of all ages

Follow everyone’s bilingual journey on your own dashboard

Track progress, celebrate milestones, and enjoy the joy of shared achievements;

Have confidence knowing that StoryWorld was developed in collaboration with leading early literacy experts and bilingual specialists – and is backed by research.

“StoryWorld incorporates the ideal approaches that research shows are the ways to make language learning come to life.

Dr. Jenni Trujillo

Dean of the School of Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado

“StoryWorld motivates students to read."

Students experienced statistically significant gains in reading outcomes in less than one month according to research by WestEd.

Developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education

StoryWorld was developed with R&D funding from the U.S. Department of Education with 3-years of research provided by WestEd.

Supports independent learning

“Students using StoryWorld performed as well as those with a book and teacher support...the program allows students to learn independently in formal and informal settings.”

Encourages a love for reading

“Students demonstrated statistically significant increases in their motivation to read, Self-Concept as a Reader, and Value of Reading. Students eagerly read multiple books in a single session, going beyond the prescribed requirement of only one book.”

Quickly integrates into curriculum

“Teachers articulated that the StoryWorld product would be a very useful tool in their classrooms and could be integrated into their curriculum for ELA or ELD support.”

Voted #1 Literacy Solution by Superintendents


Find answers to all your questions on our main FAQ page or reach out to our friendly team in the form below.

How does StoryWorld work?

Our ebooks are based on the way most of us learned our first language—through the stories our parents read to us. Your child will read along as the text narrated aloud. Lively images provide visual clues that support the meaning of the story. And, what makes StoryWorld unique is how every word or phrase is clickable for support, allowing your child to learn at their own pace. Some parents tell us our books are like having an adult available to help at any time.

What do I get with my membership?

Your membership gives you unlimited access to our library of interactive, multilingual stories. Our collection covers more than 2000 common words and phrases, includes quizzes and games that reinforce vocabulary and comprehension, and saves every word your child clicks for help. Teachers and Home-Educators also receive access to downloadable Activity Sheets as well as a dashboard that tracks the individual progress of each learner.

What is the best age for STORYWORLD?

It is never too early—or too late—to expose children to a new language. Children under 5 typically love to listen to the stories over and over. This is exactly how they will pick up the new language! Children over five years old benefit from the same listening experience while also using StoryWorld to build reading, speaking, and writing skills.

What makes StoryWorld different from other programs?

To our knowledge, no other ebook library offers word-by-word translations in both text and audio. This kind of instant support enables learners transfer their language skills from their home language to a new language—an approach backed by academic research.

Will teaching my child two languages hurt them in school?

Not at all! Research shows that exposing children to multiple languages at an early age actually increases their brain capacity, even if they never master the language. The ideal time to introduce a new language is when children are young and most receptive to new languages.

Does StoryWorld work on a phone or tablet?

Yes! StoryWorld works on all devices connected to wifi, including smartphones, tablets and computers.

Invest in your child’s future

Experience StoryWorld at no cost for 1 month.

Here’s what your family will enjoy with your subscription:

*All online and downloadable bilingual resources are in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Selected bilingual ebooks include: Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Korean, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. All languages are included in one subscription.

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BONUS: Free printed book - exclusively with annual subscription.

Receive our gift of a free printed book sent directly to you – or a loved little one – from our collection.

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