Children from age 3-10 can create their own books and at the same time learn how to write and read. The app is developed in cooperation with leading literacy and computer-based researchers, teachers, parents, and children.
This app is for home usage. For schools and kindergartens, we recommend using the "WriteReader Classroom" app.
Researchers concluded that WriteReader:
Following its development and testing, researchers concluded that WriteReader:
• Improves early learning of reading and writing skills
• Motivates children
• Invites cooperation between children and adults
• Encourages children to be creative and imaginative
• Creates interest in the written language
WriteReader is based on scientific research that substantiates children benefit by learning to write whilst they learn to read. By using WriteReader and a little help from an adult, children learn to spell and read in a relevant and meaningful way by creating and writing their own texts.
The child writes a sentence using his or her current level of written language and the adult “translates” the child’s writing into proper or correct text. When the child compares his/her writing with the adult’s, the child begins to observe, assimilate and learn words and syntax. Books created by the children can be printed, e-mailed and posted to social media directly from the app. In this way, the child is inspired to create and understand the practical use of written language. The child enjoys the creative experience and the authoring of his/her own stories.
WriteReader features a specially WriteReaderyboard that incorporates the sounds of the letters. Vowels and consonants are marked in red and blue frames respectively. The keyboard can show both lower and higher case letters to help the child recognize and learn all 52 different letters. Furthermore, the app has a record-and-play function that can help the child remember the written text and serve to support the child by enabling them to play back the audio version of the story at a later point.
The primary target group is children from 3-10 years of age, but both younger as well as older children can benefit by using the app. Younger children can create books on their own by recording stories that complement pictures taken with the iPad, or with others, by typing more or less randomly on the keyboard and having an adult add the conventional writing afterwards. Older children can use the app as a book template to create longer and more complex books.
The app has been tested by four children ages 5-8 years old. Parents reported positive results even in the relatively short period of the testing.
“The app is very useful for my children because it allows them to make creative stories on the different levels of development they are in.”
Kara Mann, mother, 4 yr old daughter, 8 yr old son
“The app has been beneficial to our family. The kids have enjoyed it. My daughter has written a lot of things she would not normally have written and the platform enables her to do it with a minimum of help.”
Kim Kimberly, mother of a boy at 5 and a girl at 7
Write and we will read
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- Publishing feature for Kids Library removed
- iOS 10 optimized
Ratings and Reviews
God lærings app
Har brugt den sammen med vores datter Louise på 9 år både på at lave danske og engelske bøger - app'en fungerer fint også til læring af engelsk. Louise har også selv brugt den sammen med hendes veninde. De synes det er sjovt at de kan lave deres egne historier, hvor de selv bestemmer hvad de skal handle om. God måde at blive bedre til skrive og læse på, da det sker i en kreativ proces - kan helt sikkert anbefales.
Har benyttet applikationen til mine børn. Børnene syntes det er sjovt at øve med. Virker logisk og meget intuitivt, og er god leg og øvelse. Kan klart anbefales.
Min søn som går i børnehaveklasse er henrykt for denne meget innovative og FUN applikation - som indbyder til leg og lærdom på samme tid. Kun fantasien sætter grænser for de fotos og bøger, der kan skrives om - et fantastisk værktøj til introduktion af skriftsprog.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.