Children’s Books, Musical eBooks and
Story-Inspired Products for Kids
Children’s Book or Musical? It’s a Booksical!
Reading isn’t just for sitting still anymore! An online children’s bookstore in Los Angeles offers a perfect way to get kids reading AND moving – not to mention singing and dancing! With eye-catching illustrations and engaging characters that kids love, these picture books are fun to read – or to act out.
Get the books as well as the sing-along ebooks and turn reading into interactive children’s theater.
Children love to pretend, and play is a key part of early childhood development. Booksicals trigger creativity and brain stimulation. These delightful picture books allow kids to act out their favorite stories, sing songs and learn to interact with other children through role play.
Los Angeles children’s bookstore takes reading off the page and into the stage of a child’s vivid imagination.
Whether it’s the unlikely friendship between Wobegon and Mildred or uncovering the identity of The Alphabet Thief, Booksicals invites a child to become part of the stories they love. Check out our stories!
Bringing Booksicals to the Classroom
Kids have more energy than a classroom will ever contain! There’s no better way to burn it off than active play that builds the body and the mind. Teachers are constantly on the look for easy and affordable activities the kids will enjoy.
Booksicals are a teacher’s best friend! Children’s book + free music = hours of fun.
Schools, childcare facilities, after-school programs depend on group play that keep children engaged and interested. When activities combine literacy with movement, it’s a winner all the way around. Story hour is exciting when the classroom becomes a stage.
Want a sensory reading workshop at your Los Angeles location? Contact us!
If you’re tired of holding bake sales, try ticket sales. A Booksical performance makes an excellent fundraiser! Our stories are created to be acted out – either by kids or adults.
Who doesn’t love a little musical theater starring adorable kids!
There’s a minimal investment of a book – the music is free. Think of the fun the kids will have acting, singing, dancing. There are props to color, tickets to print – jobs for everyone
All you’re missing is the curtain rising and a cashbox for ticket sales.
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The Next Generation of Readers
We provide classroom workshops using sensory reading techniques, helping teachers and child care professionals make reading a “5-senses experience” .
What does that mean?
Bright engaging pictures. Interesting fonts. Stories kids can connect to their own lives. Music, songs and lyrics kids can act out. Plus story related tea ceremonies, recipes, art projects and sensory games that engage the senses. Bringing books to life through the senses has long been associated with encouraging a child’s love of reading and with enhancing learning.
Too many children live in homes without books, many more with adults who don’t read to them. The impact on their future is drastic.
Everyone benefits when children learn to love reading.
We are committed to developing business partnerships in the Los Angeles area to support early childhood literacy. We welcome the opportunity to work with corporations, small business, non-profits, early childhood advocates and activists.
We’re available to help design programs that share our love of books and reading with every child in our community. Contact us to make your business or organization a “FRIEND of READING”
Sensory Reading Experience: Stimulating Brain Development
Booksicals offer more than a bedtime story. Written by Los Angeles author and educator Susan Chodakiewitz, these picture books offer a sensory play experience that studies have shown to be a key component in early childhood development.
Interactive storytelling isn’t just child’s play – kids are building brain function.
Sensory play is highly regarded by scholars in early child development. When kids use touch, taste, sight, smell and sound to experience the world, the brain benefits are huge:
- Builds neural pathways in the brain
- Develops cognitive skills, problem solving, motor skills
- Supports healthy social interactions
- Encourages creativity
- Builds a love of reading and writing
The National Association for the Education of Young Children says literacy begins with the spoken word. We certainly agree, and we believe that singing, dancing and role play enhances learning, memory, sensory synapses!
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Children understand words long before they can read them. Parents who talk around their babies add about 1000 words an hour!
When children are read to at home, it’s a big boost for their vocabulary. Plus having books in the home is directly connected to a child’s interest in reading later in life.
Booksicals are a pleasure to read and own. The illustrations are adorable, the character’s engaging, the stories sometimes poignant, sometimes funny but always relatable. Like our books? Please take a second and add your review.
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Who Needs a Booksical?
- Childcare Facilities: Booksicals are ready-made group activities for sensory play!
- Schools: Use Booksicals books and musicals to supplement core curriculum subjects such as spanish, movement, language arts, music and art
- Teachers: Perfect drama project by kids or for kids. Affordable too!
- Parents: Have a child who can’t sit still long enough to read? How about a book to act out!
- Summer Camps: Perform a Booksical in summer camp drama using our soundtracks!
- Every Child: Kids who read or are read to at an early age are more likely to succeed in school.
We’re a Los Angeles children’s bookstore but Booksicals play well anywhere!
Looking for a Great Children’s Gift?
Parents, grandparents – anyone with a special child in their lives, Booksicals offers a sweet combo.
- Order a Booksical for the Kindle – or paperback if you prefer.
- Download your free soundtrack
- Get a custom Take-a-Book-to-Bed pillow or book-specific tote!
Workshops in Los Angeles
We’re happy to come to your school or childcare facility to conduct a Sensory Reading Experience workshop. We know how hard teachers work – we’re happy to help. Booksicals are out of the box activities. Performed by kids or by adults for kids!