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Phonics fun will forever hold a special place in my heart. As a parent and educator, I combined traditional phonetic skills, high frequency sight words, with innovative technology for a hybrid approach to teaching little learners to read. Technology has greatly improved ways we teach and learn. In our digital age, tech helps make screen time for reading time more engaging, interactive, and readily accessible for emerging, intermediate, as well as avid readers. Nationwide literacy events, such as Read Across America (celebrated March 2nd in honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the beloved children's author), is organized by the National Education Association (NEA) to promote reading, emphasizing diversity in literature, genres, and authors. Encouraging young readers, Readyland celebrates the joy of reading with the launch of their newest book, A Trip to the Park with Rosie & Ricky. Readyland features a library of printed books to sync with an Alexa device or free Alexa app creating an immersive, interactive reading experience. Try any or all of these five ways to improve reading skills with technology.

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5 Ways to Improve Reading Skills with Technology

Interactive eBooks

Reading interactive eBooks with educational and entertaining features like narration, animated illustrations, and interactive activities help engage children while developing reading skills.

Reading will never be the same with the expanding line of Readyland books and products. Little learners are able to talk with characters, answer questions, play games, enjoy music while becoming part of the story. Readyland books work with any Alexa-enabled device, as well as the Alexa app which can be downloaded for free on any smartphone or tablet.

Readyland readers have the opportunity to discover new experiences with each reading by selecting different choices, exploring alternative activity interactions. Keeping curious minds engaged, each time stories are read, interactive games and songs will vary, and exciting seasonal surprises to discover with Readyland.

"A Trip to the Park with Rosie & Ricky is a highly-engaging book, inviting  kids to join Rosie and Ricky for a fun day exploring the park. Readers will unfold a new adventure on every page - play hide-and-seek, explore a giant hedge maze, build their own bandstand concert, play carnival games, make a snow cone and more. After a few visits to the park, readers can even choose their own path through the book."

Reading Apps

Expansive reading apps provide a variety of reading options from early reader picture books to advanced reader chapter books, based on reading level and interests. Many apps feature audio narration, word highlighting, and reading progress tracking.

Digital Libraries

Saving time, space, and money, digital libraries give us access to a wide variety of reading selections through internet access. Visit your local library to find out if they offer digital collections of eBooks and audiobooks to borrow with your library card.

Educational Games

There are many pre-reading phonics and spelling games available to help children learn and practice letter sounds, phonics concepts, and sight words.

Reading Assessment Tools

With technology we're also able to assess our children's reading progress with reading assessments, reading comprehension activities and other evaluative resources.

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