Google launches an Android app that encourages children to practice reading

IBL News | New York

Google has launched an innovative and free reading app for Android devices aimed at children who already have a basic knowledge of the alphabet. A version for iOS and Safari browsers will be available soon, according to Google.

This application, named read alongallows learners to learn at their own pace and track their individual progress.

He listens to learners read aloud, offers assistance when they have difficulty and guides them through their progress. The app also rewards them with starts when they succeed.

It works safely offline.

In addition, read along comes with a website – recently introduced as a public beta – that works with Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers on desktop.

read along tries to keep young minds engaged with stories and puns in nine languages ​​including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu , Gujarati and Urdu.

Learners have unique profiles and each advances in their own reading journey with recommended stories based on their reading level. They can press any word to hear it pronounced.

The company claimed that just like the app, all the voice recognition process happens locally on the browser and no data is sent to its servers to protect children’s privacy. Plus, the entire experience is ad-free.

“In addition to the website launch, we’re also adding brand new stories. We’ve teamed up with two well-known YouTube content creators, ChuChu TV and USP Studios, to adapt some of their popular videos into a storybook format. stories”, Google said in a statement.

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