Reading Rainbow was a very popular kids show that starred LeVar Burton. Over the course of the last year, the franchise has gravitated towards the internet and provided an interactive experience for the iPad. In January, RRKidz (the parent company of Reading Rainbow) struck a new relationship with National Geographic. Today, the partnership has come to fruition and the new Nat Geo Kids Island is officially available!
The Reading Rainbow app, available on the iPad, is a completely re-imagined and interactive experience reminiscent of the original TV series. The app is currently available on the iPad and has consistently been a top-grossing app. The App features hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books from numerous acclaimed children’s publishers as well as newly produced and classic video field trips. The reading experience is customized to a child’s specific topics of interests and age. Each book in the library can be experienced as either “read on my own” or “read to me,” with voice-over narration by professional actors including Emmy award-winning actor LeVar Burton.
Take a look at the video, which shows off some of the new books and interactive features found on the new Nat Geo Kids Island!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.