Joy of Reading launched the JoR YouTube Channel in Oct 2020.  The channel hosts Interactive Read Aloud Sessions using storybooks from the StoryWeaver platform from Pratham.

Our wonderful volunteers, Latha, Ranjani, Sowmya, Vidya, and Harini are doing an amazing job growing this channel.

The videos showcase virtual story reading sessions using Interactive Read Aloud (IRA) Technique. The books are displayed for the children to read along if they choose to, and explanations are provided after every page. The IRA includes reading and comprehension techniques, explanation of tough words, use of pictures to understand concepts – techniques to teach children how to read a book effectively. The children are also asked questions to help with their critical thinking. The video description also contains a link to the stories in various Indian languages in Storyweaver when available.