TinkRBook Interactive Narrative

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A TinkRBook is an interactive storybook that prompts interactivity in a subtle way, to enhance communication between parents and children during shared picture book reading. TinkRBook encourages positive reading behaviors in emergent literacy: Parents act out the story to control the words on-screen, causing parents to demonstrate print referencing and dialogic questioning techniques. Young children actively explore the abstract relationship between printed words and their meanings, even before this relationship is properly understood. By making story elements alterable within a narrative, readers can learn to read by playing with how word choices impact the storytelling experience.