Q. How do I get connectED?
A. It’s easy. The only software you need is
your imagination and Ed's Reading Room
7 or under, check out Owlets
7, check out Owls
Q. How do I access the interactive content in Ed on the Web?
A. The website uses the Adobe Flash Player to
view the content. You can download the Flash
Player from the Home Page. It should take
no longer than a minute or two.
Q. What is the best way to view the interactive content and read
the Edtime Stories?
A. When a pop-up window appears, maximise the
Q. Why are stories important?
A. Stories help us to connect with
the hopes and fears of the whole human race. Stories take our emotions for
a ride. Stories allow us to rehearse life by entering into characters’ thoughts
and feelings, their plans and achievements. We root for them, suffer with them
and rejoice with them.
A joke is a short story that makes us laugh. A parable is a story that helps
us understand other people and the world around us. There are adventure stories,
ghost stories, detective stories, mysteries, thrillers, stories with happy
endings and stories with sad endings. Stories are part of our DNA. From the
moment we are born, we are all part of a shared story - a story that never
Q. Why is reading important?
A. Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t
read. If you couldn’t read your favourite author, read about your favourite
celebrity, check what was on TV, read a bus timetable or the instructions on
how to use a new computer game, you would be lost. And you would have to rely
on other people to help you through life. But when you can read, the world
is your oyster. Reading opens doors. And the more you read, the better you
become at reading and the more fun it is. It’s as simple as that.