Google has been attempting to make digital books (eBooks) open to a more extensive worldwide crowd including the individuals who are learning to read. The internet giant is proceeding with its attention on youngsters by launching a set of audio resource tools for kids’ titles on Google Play Books.
Children can now be able to listen to a book that is read aloud, with the ability to change pages automatically or manually, on titles designated for those aged up to 8 years old.
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The availabilities of books in audio form and podcasts on dedicated services for instance, Audible and Spotify has prompted most grown-ups listening to spoken word content, sometimes narrated by a celeb.
However, the hunger for vocal translations of literature is instilled in us from young ages through sleep time stories and read-alongs in school, which serve as the motivation for Google’s new tool.
In a different features aimed towards boosting a kid’s vocabulary, users can now be able to tap on a word in a book to hear it spoken out loud.
Also, Google is adding the ability to read or listen to a large number of child-friendly definitions, many combined with representations designed to assist a child’s comprehension or learning. Obviously, the tools are not just for children, it can also be used by all novice readers alike.
While the new features are accessible on most of Google Play books for ages 0 to 8, you can double check whether they are enabled before purchasing a book by downloading free sample first.
To harmonize with National Read Across America Day, Google is also giving away three ebooks, including a STEM title written by Google engineering program manager “Komal Singh; Ara the Star Engineer.” Also, a couple of Sesame Street books featuring Julia, its first autistic muppet, including We’re Amazing,1-2-3! and Family Forever.
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