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Laurie's Stories' Mission Statement
Laurie's Stories puts the FUN in the fundamentals of literacy and English language
development through interactive, imaginative materials that feature original, child-centered stories, rhymes, alliteration, songs and characters.
We bring you literacy FUNdamentals
because children deserve playtime and literacy lasts a lifetime.


Read and play with Laurie's Stories!
Leaping Literacy! Because the best learning is FUNdamental.

More About Laurie's Stories and the Library below.
Meet our creator Laurie Story Vela!


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Laurie Story Vela
So many ways to sing, read and play!

Our Leaping Literacy Librarian, Laurie Story Vela, M.A. is an Author/Illustrator and BookTelling Performer with Laurie's Stories. Her hundreds of LaurieStorEBooks and songs celebrate reading, English language, imagination, word play, and creativity for families, children and youth.

Laurie's work began at UC Davis with an undergaraduate communications study & a graduate program in education; her M.A. is in education and curriculum design. Laurie's Stories were initially founded on a blend of phonics, whole language & 2nd language acquisition. Laurie Story has been hailed as the Mother Goose Rapper.

Laurie Story is a singer and prolific songwriter. She has penned and produced hundreds of folk songs for children and families. She created and developed ChildSing Song Circles for preschoolers and their caregivers. Our series of power point sing alongs for littles, middles, and families are a thematic, seasonal singing invitation for celebration! There are hundred's of Laurie's songs in the Leaping Literacy Library.

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Leaping Literacy Library is a compilation site from the work of
Author/Illustrator/BookTeller/ Educator and "Mother Goose Rapper"
Laurie Story Vela, MA, ED.


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Explore our characters & books with free, no log in access in this part of the
Leaping Literacy Library. There are hundreds of interactive cyber playsheets for language development word play with Laurie Story characters. The Laurie StorEBooks offer visitors playful ways to explore vowel sounds and word patterns in sample pages with no log in.
Free (Shelf) and paid Marvelous Members can download our books for anytime reading.
There are also rotating LaurieStorEBooks playing at
LaurieStorETV.

More About Laurie's Stories
The word play of Laurie's Stories is rooted in literature providing a fun reading experience rich in text and picture. The pictures and the voice of the stories are from a kid's point of view. The rhyme and alliteration of Laurie's Stories are what kids refer to as "tongue twisters" or "Mother Goose Rap". Laurie's Stories are designed to build reading and spelling fluency, providing bridges between emergent reader and chapter books. Our LaurieStorEBooks are fully illustrated & narrated by Laurie Story. They are available in multiple formats including pdf, power point, video, audio and online html. In keeping with our support of building reading fluency, the vocabulary in each book is listed in the back often accompanied by some of our character language lessons:
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How Do Laurie's Stories Foster Reading & Spelling Fluency?
* Fluency is based in FUNdamental familiarity of concepts & characters.
* Fluency is built on sound-sight repetition and recognition.
* Word patterns are repeated in fun and challenging contexts.
* Many Laurie StorEBooks have a repeated 'chorus' or refrain that is spoken or sung.
* There are often kinesthetic connections with Laurie Story Physical PhonicsTM.
* Fluency is fostered in the same way as Mother Goose Rhymes do it ~
the rhymes are fun to say and easy to remember. And they are fun to play with!


Leaping Literacy! Read and play with Laurie's Stories!

Because children deserve playtime and the best learning is FUNdamental.

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