Now that we’re a month into the summer vacation for most public school students, the boredom is starting to creep in. Fortunately, Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s content, has come to the rescue by unveiling a new set of titles for its Storia e-reading app, all from National Geographic Kids.
“Storia continues to earn praise from teachers, parents, kids and the media, and we are thrilled to add National Geographic for Kids titles to our growing list of outstanding eBook titles,” said Judy Newman, EVP, Scholastic and President, Scholastic Book Clubs and e-Commerce, in a press release today. “A widely recognized and trusted source of non-fiction for kids with amazing photography, award-winning authors and high interest content that kids love, National Geographic titles have long been popular in print through Scholastic Book Clubs and will be in great demand as teachers and students prepare for the new Common Core State Standards. Storia will bring these titles to vivid digital life, showcasing the beauty and exciting educational content of these amazing books.”
One of the struggles that teachers and parents face over the course of the summer months is trying to keep kids entertained while reinforcing important academic skills. E-reading apps that feature engaging content can help younger students and emerging readers retain some of the gains they make during the academic year.
The Storia app, currently available for PC and iOS devices and with Android compatibility expected for this fall, contains twenty different National Geographic Kids titles from its bestselling series. More titles are forthcoming for the app as Scholastic works to partner with other publishers of children’s content.