Narasi.net — Google officially created a Read Along site to learn to read the browser version. Previously, Google released the Read Along app for Android.
Read Along, formerly known as Bolo, is an Android language learning app for children developed by Google for the Android operating system.
This application was released on the Play Store on March 7, 2019. Well, now users can access it via a browser.
Although in the beta stage, users can access the site via readalong.google.com, citing a report by The Verge, Wednesday (10/8/2022).
On the Read Along site there are hundreds of stories complete with pictures, with different levels of difficulty.
When a story is selected, the site will start activating the microphone on the device to hear the child’s voice.
Each word will be marked in blue after reading, and words with incorrect pronunciation will be underlined in red.
Not only that, there is a virtual assistant named Diya who will say the correct pronunciation for the word.
This Read Along site can be used in a number of browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. In the future this site will also support other browsers such as Edge.
Oh yes, the stories in Read Along are available in several languages, such as English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Google also promises to add stories to read on Read Along in 2022, which will later be available for app or browser versions.
These stories include adaptations of video series by USP Studios and ChuChu TV, as well as educational books from Kutuki.
So far, the Read Along application has been used by more than 30 million children since it was first launched in 2019.
With the presence of this version of the browser, it means that there will be more devices that can be used to learn to read, especially with screens that are — should be — bigger than cellphones.