• Google's new free app teaches kids to read by listening to them

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    Google has just ripped the beta label off Rivet, its free mobile app designed to help young children learn to read. Designed by the company's Area 120 incubator for employees' big ideas, Rivet comes with more than 2,000 books for children, categorized by topic and reading level. It also listens to kids read, and assists with pronunciation when necessary. When Rivet's Android app hears your child read aloud, it encourages them with subtle visual cues; if they mispronounce a word, a button pops up, prompting them to hear the word pronounced correctly and to try again. When they're ready...
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  • Google's experimental Rivet app helps kids learn to read

    Google's experimental Rivet app helps kids learn to read

    5 days ago - By Engadget

    Far too many kids struggle to read at an age-appropriate level, but Google is betting that technology could help them get up to speed. The company's experimental Area 120 unit has released Rivet, an app for Android and iOS that aims to make reading...
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