Google launches Rivet an app to help kids read, and read more

May 21, 2019

For me, reading a book is reading a book, whether it’s a paper book, or via phone or iPad. It’s something I love and I hope to foster that same love with my kids.

Rivet  ia a new app from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120,  and not only has more than 2 000 free books for kids, but also an in-app assistant that can help kids if they get stuck on a word. For example, if the child comes across a word they can’t pronounce, they can tap it to hear it pronounced or they can say it out loud, and will be shown which parts were said correctly, and which need work.

There are also definitions and translations for more than 25 languages included in the app. There’s motivation and further fun: kids can earn points and badges, and they can also customise the experience with avatars, theme and recommended books.

The app is available on Google and iOS, and is free. It’s only available in several English-speaking countries, and yay – South Africa is one of them!

For more info, head to Rivet.

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  • Megan Keith

    This looks like an amazing app! Definitely going to look at it for my Noah. Thanks for sharing xx

    May 21, 2019 at 7:39 am Reply
  • Lea-Anne

    Looks so awesome! Cannot wait to download it for the girls! They will love this!

    May 21, 2019 at 10:30 am Reply
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