New Google tools to make children’s e-books easier to read : The Tribune India

New Delhi, March 7

Google has introduced new features for parents to make it easier for their children to read books on its Play Books digital e-book distribution service.

Now you can listen to a book read aloud, choosing whether the pages turn automatically or manually.

“Hear a word spoken aloud by tapping any word on the book page. Read or listen to thousands of kid-friendly definitions, many with illustrations to support understanding and learning,” said Google.

With “Tap to Read”, users can tap a word to hear it read aloud.

The “Kid Friendly Dictionary” defines words for a young audience, often accompanied by illustrations on Google Play Books.

“When you browse the Google Play Store or the Google Play Books app, you’ll find a huge catalog of books aimed at children ages 0-8, and the vast majority of those titles have reading tools enabled,” it said. the society.

You can also download a free sample of any children’s book to check if the reading tools are enabled for that title before purchasing the book.

Until recently, the Google Play Books user experience was primarily designed for experienced readers.

“With the launches of ‘Teacher Approved Apps’ and ‘Google Kids Space’ in 2020, we had the opportunity to rethink what learning to read means for young readers, their parents and anyone else who might be a reader. newbie,” the company said. . IANS