Google Play Books has introduced a set of new tools that aim to make it easier for even kids to get started with reading books. This makes for a significant departure from the usual trend so far where the Google app only catered to the requirements of seasoned readers. That has changed now as kids who have just started to grasp the nuances of the English language will also have much to gain from the Google Play Books app.
Among the new tools introduced include Read & Listen, which will read out a book to your kids. You also have the option of either turning the pages manually or letting it happen on its own. Not only does it narrate the book, but it also highlights the text being read, which is nice as this will also aid in the kid’s learning process.
Then there also are the Tap to Read and Kid Friendly Dictionary. The tools are self-explanatory as Tap to Read will read aloud any word that you have tapped on. Not only do the kids get to know the correct pronunciation of the word, but there is also a description of the word provided as well, often with a supporting illustration, all of which helps the kid to have a correct and complete understanding of the word.
Further aiding in the learning process is the Kid Friendly Dictionary, which explains the meaning of a word in simple terms. Here too, there are illustrations provided in most cases to ensure the kids get to have a fair bit of understanding of the topic being discussed.
Also, the good thing here is that the tools are pre-enabled on almost all titles that are earmarked for the kids, or those aged between 0-8 years of age. Readers are also welcome to download a free sample of the children’s books to get a first-hand experience of the new tools and how beneficial those can be for the child’s learning process.
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