Google Launches ‘Read Along’ Android App to Improve Children’s Reading Skills

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Google Launches 'Read Along' Android App to Improve Children's Reading Skills
Google on Thursday introduced that its free studying app for kids is now accessible in over 180 international locations and in 9 languages together with English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi. Called Read Along by Google, the app was initially launched final 12 months in India as ‘Bolo’ (Hindi for ‘speak’), and makes use of Google’s speech recognition know-how to assist develop studying abilities in kids. The app will assist kids study to learn by giving verbal and visible suggestions as they learn tales out loud, the corporate mentioned in an official weblog submit.

The app comes with a built-in studying assistant named Diya. As youngsters learn out loud, Diya makes use of Google’s speech recognition know-how to detect if a baby is struggling or efficiently studying the passage. “She gives them positive and reinforcing feedback along the way, just as a parent or teacher would. Children can also tap Diya at any time for help pronouncing a word or a sentence”, mentioned the corporate.

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Read Along comes with a set of numerous tales from world wide, every intertwined with varied academic video games that may reward kids with stars and badges to inspire them to maintain studying. Parents will be capable of create profiles for a number of readers primarily based on their age, and the app itself may also personalize the expertise by recommending the precise issue degree of tales and video games primarily based on their talent degree.

Google additionally says that the app was constructed with kids’s security and privateness in thoughts, and has no advertisements or in-app purchases. After the preliminary obtain of the app and tales, Read Along works offline with none web connection, however dad and mom can hook up with the web to obtain extra tales every so often, if they need. As a part of the deal with privateness, the app doesn’t require sign-in and even the voice knowledge is analyzed regionally with out being despatched to Google’s servers.

Download ‘Read Along by Google’ from the Play Store (Free)

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