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Google Read Along comes to the web to better help children develop essential reading skills

What do you want to know

  • Google has brought its Read Along app to children’s web browsers.
  • Parents and teachers can access the app through readalong.google.com.
  • The app can help kids learn to read in English, Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Google is taking another step to help children improve their reading skills on a computer. According to its latest announcement, Google has brought its Read Along to web browsers.

The goal of Read Along is to help children develop their reading skills using their voice. The app has its own assistant, Diya, which “gives both corrective and encouraging feedback to help children develop their reading skills.” Parents and teachers have been able to grab Read Along from the Play Store for their Android devices for a few years now. The app was first launched in India in 2019 ahead of a global release in 2020.

Google says it’s releasing the web version with the aim of making it as accessible as possible, although the company notes that it’s currently in public beta.

With the app now available on web browsers, it should give parents more accessible reading tools for their children at home and also for teachers at school. Read Along comes with profiles that a parent can set up for their child using a Google account. Each is “unique” and shows each child’s progress and information using Read Along. Google also recommends schools use Workspace for Education accounts if the app is to be used.

As Google unveils Read Along for web use, it’s introducing new picture stories while partnering with YouTube content creators to turn popular videos on the platform into storybooks for kids. Google also announces that it will launch a collection of English and Hindi alphabets through its ongoing partnership with Kutuki.

You can now access the Read Along beta on any laptop as it is supported on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge web browsers. Google mentions that iOS support and Safari browser will be coming soon. Read Along also supports an array of languages ​​for kids, including English, Arabic, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, and Chinese. urdu.