New ways to encourage adults and children to read togetherThu, 2011-10-06 10:23
If you liked the interactive book 100th Day of School released here at Nokia Beta Labs in August, then you're going to want to check out Connected Reading. It's a free service and app to encourage kids under ten to read together with a family member or teacher
Developed through the cooperation of Nokia Research Center and the Pearson Foundation, the site was launched to support today's JumpStart Read for the Record®, an annual attempt to set a new reading record in schools and online. On the same day last year, 2,057,513 children had books read to them.
The site features the new children's book Llama, Llama, Red Pajama written by Anna Dewdney. You can read along with the author, download the interactive book to your phone, or read the story remotely through the online service.
And if you plan to read the book through any of these methods, be sure to register your pledge to read online or from the app itself. The Pearson Foundation will donate books through its We Give Books campaign for every online book read.
[via Nokia Conversations: Book your place to help kids read]