Google launches app to help kids learning at home during lockdown
Google has shared the initial access to its new application Read Along app for Android, which is designed to help children 5 years of age and older that helps them learn to read by giving verbal and visual feedback.
This app can be downloaded from Play Store in Pakistan where it is available as “Bolo” which will help children to grow their reading skills.
In this app, image stories such as image feedback are heard aloud and children are encouraged to repeat the sentences.
The app is part of Google’s efforts to help students affected by school closures and help them to stay mentally engaged and learn things in a fun way.
Through this App Kids can independently learn and build their reading skills with the help of an in-app reading buddy named Diya.
As kids read out loud, Diya uses Google’s text-to-speech and speech recognition technology to detect if a student is struggling or successfully reading the passage.
Dia gives positive feedback throughout the session and the child can click on Dia for help at any time to hear the pronunciation or sentence of a word.
The app contains stories from around the world, as well as games through which children can earn stars and badges, and parents can create a separate profile for each child so that their progress can be monitored by clicking on a picture.
There are no purchases or ads in this app and no sign in, just download the app and stories that will work offline.
The app was first introduced in India last year and now parents in Pakistan can also use it, which supports 9 languages including English, Urdu, Spanish and Hindi.
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