As digital entertainment becomes more accessible and mobile devices become more commonplace, a number of parents are taking advantage of the safety and the confidence that comes from a subscription to ebooks. Companies are beginning to take notice of a need in the marketplace for access to engaging, entertaining content that parents and educators don’t have to search through app stores to find.
One such subscription-based company for children’s content that will launch its application next month is Speakaboos, a content developer whose titles are aimed specifically at the two- to six-year-old preschool student. Speakaboos has collaborated with a number of leaders in children’s education and entertainment to create one of the largest catalogs of titles available. The service is already at use by thousands of students internationally, and the user data demonstrates that students on average read around fifty titles per month, and an average of two and a half hours reading.
“We’re thrilled that so many industry leaders have joined with us to build the leading children’s literacy platform. Our partners view Speakaboos as an opportunity to produce digital content and reach more readers while growing their revenues,” said Neal Shenoy, CEO and Co-Founder of Speakaboos, in a press release on the collaborations.
Speakaboos assembled a team of experts whose backgrounds brought them from Nick Jr, Hooked on Phonics, Nook Kids, Scholastic, and PBS, to name a few. Publishers like DK, ABRAMS, and Jim Henson and Company have already signed on to provide content for Speakaboos digital catalog.
Speakboos is currently available for all web browsers and is offering a free trial of the service. Its iPad app will be available in May, with Android and iPhone apps coming out soon after.