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Google Play Books adds features to enhance children’s reading experience

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Google Play Books adds features to enhance children’s reading experience. The Google team launched a series of new features that will improve the reading experience for children using Play Books.

To do so, they have taken into account the needs of the little ones when interacting with their favorite children’s stories.

Google Play Books adds features to enhance children’s reading experience

One of the features added to Google Play Books is audio resources. Children can enable the story to be read aloud while they follow the reading of the book. To make it easier for them to follow the reading, the text that is being read aloud will be highlighted.

And to complement this dynamic, the pages can be configured to turn automatically as the audio is played. This option can be found in the Reading and Listen to settings, under “Turn pages automatically”. Children will also be able to rewind or forward the audio from the player at any time without any problems.

Google Play Books adds features to enhance children's reading experience
Google Play Books adds features to enhance children’s reading experience

On the other hand, features that help children learn new vocabulary from their favorite books have also been taken into account. For example, they can hear the pronunciation of a word as well as its meaning just by touching it on the screen. The definitions of the words are child-friendly, so illustrations and phrases will be included to help them understand the concept.

And of course, they will find the rest of the options offered by Google Play Books such as the possibility of adding notes in the text of the book, highlighting with different colors, saving fragments in bookmarks, and so on. These new tools are enabled for most of the titles cataloged for children in Play Books.

You can see an example of all these new features and how the new reading tools work in this Sesame Street book, We’re Amazing, 1, 2, 3!

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