With Bookster, kids stay engaged as they learn critical early literacy skills and vocabulary. And now family and friends can share the excitement by getting involved in the learning process through shareable recordings.
Provo, UT (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Imagine Learning has released a new version of Bookster, the free reading app that reads out loud to kids and lets them record their own voices. The latest version of Bookster contains two new books just for early readers. Other new features include the ability to store an unlimited number of book recordings and share video files of those recordings via email or social networking sites. The app can be downloaded for free through the iTunes App Store.
Bookster is a read-along storytelling app that not only reads to kids but also records and plays their voices—all while teaching vocabulary and early literacy concepts. With turnable pages, a read-along mode that highlights words as they’re read aloud, and an easy-to-use interface, Bookster is designed to make reading fun and easy for even the youngest of learners.
The latest version of Bookster features 11 books filled with dynamic artwork from acclaimed artists, including New York Times bestselling illustrator Maryn Roos. The two newest Bookster books are specifically designed for beginning readers who are starting to read independently.
Imagine Learning, best known for its award-winning language and literacy software solution, Imagine Learning PLUS, sees mobile applications as an exciting way to deliver engaging, effective literacy instruction to children.
Clydie Wakefield, executive director of curriculum development at Imagine Learning, said that today’s mobile devices invite a new level of engagement for kids. “With Bookster, kids stay engaged as they learn critical early literacy skills and vocabulary. And now family and friends can share the excitement by getting involved in the learning process through shareable recordings.”
Download Bookster here: http://itunes.com/apps/ImagineLearning/bookster
About Imagine Learning
At Imagine Learning, we’re passionate about bringing language and literacy instruction to the students who need it most. That’s why we used state standards and scientifically based research to develop Imagine Learning PLUS, an innovative software program that uses first-language support, continual assessment and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of four key student populations: English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities and early childhood education students. Imagine Learning PLUS gives students one-on-one instruction and scaffolded support while keeping teachers abreast of student progress through real-time reports. Visit our website at http://www.imaginelearning.com to find out how we’re giving students, parents and teachers essential tools for language and literacy development.