Kids can learn at home with Read Along by Google

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Zohair Hyder

Engineering Lead, Learn Alongside

Printed Could 7, 2020

With many college students at present at residence attributable to college closures, households across the globe are in search of methods to assist kids develop their studying abilities. To assist households, right now we’re sharing early entry to Learn Alongside by Google. It’s an Android app for kids 5+ years outdated that helps them study to learn by giving verbal and visible suggestions as they learn tales out loud. Learn Alongside makes use of Google’s speech recognition expertise to assist develop literacy abilities, and first launched in India (the place it’s out there as “Bolo”). After receiving encouraging suggestions from dad and mom, we’re excited to share this app with extra younger learners across the globe.Learn Alongside is now out there in over 180 international locations and in 9 languages together with English, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi. Learn Alongside will proceed to enhance as we obtain suggestions from households, increasing the number of books and including extra options.

Learn Alongside helps children independently study and construct their studying abilities with the assistance of an in-app studying buddy named Diya. As children learn out loud, Diya makes use of Google’s text-to-speech and speech recognition expertise to detect if a scholar is struggling or efficiently studying the passage. She provides them constructive and reinforcing suggestions alongside the best way, simply as a mum or dad or trainer would. Kids may also faucet Diya at any time for assist saying a phrase or a sentence.Learn Alongside retains younger minds engaged with a group of numerous and fascinating tales from around the globe, and video games sprinkled into these tales. Children can gather stars and  badges as they study, which motivates them to maintain taking part in and studying. Mother and father can create profiles for a number of readers, who faucet on their picture to study at their very own tempo and to trace their particular person progress. Learn Alongside will personalize the expertise by recommending the precise problem degree of tales and video games primarily based on their studying degree efficiency. 

Learn Alongside was constructed with childrens’ security and privateness in thoughts, and has no advertisements or in-app purchases. And after the preliminary obtain of the app and tales, Learn Alongside works offline with out Wi-Fi or information—serving to with worries about unsupervised entry to the Web. Mother and father can merely hook up with Wi-Fi periodically to obtain extra tales. Learn Alongside can be simple to begin and doesn’t require check in. Even the voice information is analyzed in actual time on the gadget—in order that it really works offline—and isn’t despatched to any Google servers.Households can obtain Learn Alongside for his or her Android units by visiting the Play Retailer. To assist us proceed to enhance the expertise, we need to hear your suggestions at [email protected]