FAQs

 

Hello. Checkout our Frequently Asked Questions to hopefully help with anything you need answers to. If you can't find your answer here then please feel free to contact us.

What do you want to know?

General

What is Tom's Storytime?


Tom's Storytime is a magical online library of Tom Story Picture Books offering a variety of books and fun materials hidden beneath each book.




Is Tom's Storytime Edcational?


Tom's Storytime is created by a teacher and parent with growth and devlopment in mind. Each resource has an element of reading, writing or drawing, but all are linked to picture books to connect and feel part of something bigger. Although education is important, reading and learning how to read through a fun and engaging manner is paramount.




How does Tom's Storytime work?


Simply sign up to Membership, login in and then visit pages to view, read and download amazing content.




How can I find out more about Tom's Storytime?


Find out more about Tom Story and some of our fantastic illustrators in the About Us section or discover more of the history and growth of Tom's Storytime through Tom's Storytime Social Media in the Help Us Grow section.




How do I use the library?


Although you can access each library without signining up, you will need to sign up to view each individual book page.




Who is Tom Story?


He asks himself the same question every day, but if you want to find out more, visit about us.




Will you collect my personal data?


As per our privacy policy and cookie data storage, data is confidential and will not be shared and only used in the terms of Tom's Storytime to provide a better experience.




What do I do with the Fun Materials?


All materials are designed for download. Feel free to print out and use or simply read or draw or write on material using other apps or your normal gallery on your phone or computer. As long as you're having fun, we don't mind what you do with it.




Is Tom's Storytime FREE?


Access Free sample page, all other books will need to be accessed through membership.




On what devices can I access Tom's Storytime?


Tom's Storytime can be access through any computer, smartphone, tablet or device that has internet access. A strong internet is advised to prevent lag.




How many books and pages are there on Tom's Storytime?


As of the 1st February 2021, Tom's Storytime is home to 24 Tom Story Books and Stories which will grow by 3-4 each month. In additional to this, each book has its own read along book, SRS feature, flipbook, Audiobook and many materials with an extra 40 brand new materials each month. There is currently well over 200 fun and enagaging materials for kids to enjoy.




Is Tom's Storytime for Kids at Home?


Tom's Storytime is designed for children at home and at school. All access to amazing books and fun materials is available the same at home and in school. How you use it to engage with reading is totally up to you.




Is Tom's Storytime Safe for my kids?


Tom's Storytime is designed with kids in mind, all content is child friendly including books and downloadables. Once signed up, the only links off site are to Tom Story Books on Amazon.





Access

Is Tom's Storytime Safe for my kids?


Tom's Storytime is designed with kids in mind, all content is child friendly including books and downloadables. Once signed up, the only links off site are to Tom Story Books on Amazon.




On what devices can I access Tom's Storytime?


Tom's Storytime can be access through any computer, smartphone, tablet or device that has internet access. A strong internet is advised to prevent lag.




Why can't I load content?


Tom's Storytime requires a good internet connection to access all pages and load at a good speed.




What can I use offline?


Any activities rf materials that you download will be available offline





Content

How is it educational?


Tom's Storytime is created by a teacher and parent with growth and devlopment in mind. Each resource has an element of reading, writing or drawing, but all are linked to picture books to connect and feel part of something bigger. Although education is important, reading and learning how to read through a fun and engaging manner is paramount.




Do I need a physical copy of the book to read along?


No. Although reading along with each book might be more fun, there are many ways to read along, including reading along on screen, using our read along text, or using the flipbooks feature.




Will my child know how to use Tom's Storytime?


Once you walk through the steps of accessing the library and using that as a home, it is fairly straightforward for a child to use Tom's Storytime on their own.




How many books and pages are there on Tom's Storytime?


As of the 1st February 2021, Tom's Storytime is home to 24 Tom Story Books and Stories which will grow by 3-4 each month. In additional to this, each book has its own read along book, SRS faetire, flipbook, Audiobook and many materials and will add an extra 40 brand new materials each month. There is currently well over 200 fun and enagaging materials for kids to enjoy.




Are the books available in different languages?


Not at present, but as we grow, we'd love to add different language books.




I want to develop my English, can Tom's Storytime help?


Like learning any language, it's to do with repetition and recognition. Tom's Storytime aims to develop all readers from children to grown ups looking to learn English or build on reading skills.




Is Tom's Storytime for Kids at Home?


Tom's Storytime is designed for children at home and at school. All access to amazing books and fun materials is available the same at home and in school. How you use it to engage with reading is totally up to you.





Subscription

Is Tom's Storytime FREE?


There is a free sample page available with all the pages you'd get with each book, but to access all other books and resources, you'll need a monthly subscription.




How do I subscribe to Tom's Storytime?


To subscribe, go to Sign Up - choose which Membership you'd like, then fill in the details and simply login, visiting the library and accessing all the books and content.




How do I cancel my Membership/Subscription?


We'd hate to lose you, but if you do wish to cancel your plan or membership, please email us on the contact us page with your details and we'll cancel asap. Please note, there will be no refund for an annual membership or for the last paid month on a monthly subscription.




Is subscription/membership autorenewed?


Annual membership will not autorenew and month by month membership will carry on each month until cancelled (contact us if you wish to cancel)





How does it Work?

How do Read Alongs Work?


On each book page, visit the book read along, open in full screen and use in anyway you feel. Buy the book, download the read along text or use the words on screen. Bring the book alive at home or in school.




How do SRS Feature Books Work?


On each book page, visit the SRS Feature. The SRS Feature slows down reading but keeps the same clear voice. Open in full screen and use in anyway you feel. Buy the book, download the read along text or use the words on screen. Bring the book to life at home or in school.




How do interactive books work?


Instructions are set at the start of each interactive book. Listen carefully and make sure you're in your own space. Enjoy all the fun in this brilliantly active and interactive book.




How do Flipbooks work?


To get the best out of flipbooks, make sure if you're viewing on mobile to go onto desktop mode to allow double page opening. Click or flick the page over from the top corner as you read each book as an ebook online.





School's FAQs

How do I use Tom's Storytime in schools?


Tom's Storytime is designed to help children grow in the classroom and at home. There are thousands of ways to use the resources in school from reading along as a class using the read along or SRS feature, designing your own book covers, working through the fun activities or using the flipbooks (which they'll love), audio books or Interactive Books.




What can I download or share in school?


All resources are designed to be downloaded and shared or printed. This can be done as a whole class, in groups or in things like breakout rooms on Google Classroom. By signing up to one of our membership/subscription options, you can access and use all material however you see fit.




Is Tom's Storytime Edcational?


Tom's Storytime is created by a teacher and parent with growth and devlopment in mind. Each resource has an element of reading, writing or drawing, but all are linked to picture books to connect and feel part of something bigger. Although education is important, reading and learning how to read through a fun and engaging manner is paramount.





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