News-O-Matic, Daily Reading for Kids
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***All articles available at multiple reading levels***
***First month free!***
*** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) ***
*** Teachers' Choice Award 2015 ***
*** One of The Best News Sources for Kids - Common Sense Media***
*** Best App for Teaching and Learning by AASL***
*** The first bilingual news app for kids! ***
*** Featured by Apple in the Education section ***
*** kidSAFE® certified ***
Here is what users say about News-O-Matic:
“I would like to thank you and your team! My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, Mom of an 8-year-old
"I love News-O-Matic! When I’m in school it’s my favorite thing to do. I even read it when I get home!" - Soyee, age 11
“I think the stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8
“In my ten years of teaching I have never come across a publication that was this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Philadelphia Public School Teacher
“A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids
“Once in a while, an app comes along that makes me breathe a sigh of ‘well, finally.’ Such is the case with News-O-Matic, an ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech
News-O-Matic covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way, exploring its many facets through images, maps, videos, and games. Whether your interest is sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! It offers a window to the world and beyond helping readers become global citizens!
Each daily issue features:
* Five dynamic news articles available at 3 reading levels
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story
* News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud
* Improved design
* Bilingual articles (English and Spanish)
* Bilingual Read to Me (English and Spanish)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Access to 10 past editions
All articles are written by professional children’s writers and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content.
News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free.
- User receives 30 days free upon beginning subscription
- Subscription options include monthly ($4.99/month) or yearly ($49.99/year)
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
- Monthly subscription: Account will be charged $4.99 for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current month
- Yearly subscription: Account will be charged $49.99 for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current year
- User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to the account settings after purchase
- No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a susbcription
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for any help or question
Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic School Edition.
The publisher of this daily news application is Press4Kids, Inc. To learn more about us, please visit www.press4Kids.com/newsomatic.html
What's New in Version 5.6
Another price increase
My daughter and I have used this news app for the past 3 years as part of our homeschool curriculum. We have enjoyed discussing the current events and other informative articles. After paying for a new subscription in February I am now locked out of the app because I won't pay double to renew. There is something wrong when I pay for a year and only receive 2 months. Too bad. We would have continued to use this for years and with other children if I got what I paid for and the price didn't double.
This app is AMAZING! Not only are the articles balanced and well-written, but every article has great pictures that tell the story. There is even a built-in function that reads the articles out loud! I can’t think of a better app to teach kids about the world!
Great, but still issues
The app is great but it won't let me read articles without "subscribing". I can't not subscribe, and the subscribing thing doesn't work. It's starting to get on my nerves, but I think it's going to stop soon:-)
- Category: Education
- Updated: Apr 04, 2017
- Version: 5.6
- Size: 132 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PRESS4KIDS INC
- © 2012-Press4Kids, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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