05 June 2018
Apple has today introduced a new tvOS app for kids. "iBooks Storytime" is the app and has been specially designed to help children improve their reading skills. The skills get enhanced through special features built for television like interactive audio, a Read-Aloud feature, and more. Children build reading comprehension skills through interactive audio and visual cues as well.
iBooks Storytime features a selection of children's books with Read-Along capabilities. Read-Aloud is a feature that displays on-screen subtitles for stories. It is best described as karaoke for children's books teaching them how to decipher the word and read it correctly. Also the pages of the book turn automatically as the narration moves forward provided the feature is turned on. In case of the feature being turned off, users can use the Siri Remote to skim a book.
iBooks StoryTime does not support a huge selection of books. As of now, the app is limited to following selection:
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Little Red Hen
- Goodnight Moon
- Chicka Chicka ABC
- Big Brother Daniel
- The ABCs of Cookies
- Meet Tracker
Parents can purchase Read-Aloud books directly from the Apple TV and control the voice narration with the Siri Remote or turn on an automatic reading feature. Apple is also offering you a free copy of “Dora’s Big Buddy Race Read-Along Storybook” once you download the app. The iBooks StoryTime app is available for free on the tvOSApp Store.
iBooks StoryTime | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free