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Reading is one of the activities that parents can enjoy together with their children at home. Not only is it a productive way to bond, but it is also vital to a child’s growth and development.

According to a research conducted by the University of Melbourne, making time for storytelling with children at ages four to five has a positive effect on their cognitive skills, comprehension, vocabulary, and future academic success.

Recognizing the role of reading in a child’s life, UNESCO has declared April 23 aa World Book Day to promote the importance of developing young readers and encouraging a lifelong interest in literature. While every day is an opportunity to explore through reading, the celebration is the perfect chance to get together with the little ones and browse through various reading materials available online such as Rivet.


Rivet is a free reading app that instills the habit of reading and stimulates the minds and creativity at an early age. It is designed for use by children in kindergarten up to second grade, with a number of useful features that provide kids with the best reading experience.

Comprehensive digital library with wide selection of books

The said app has a growing library of over 3,500 free books with categories that suit every kind of young reader. Its content catalogue is reviewed by experts and arranged according to different levels of difficulty, so parents can easily find appropriate and engaging books for their kids. From animals in the wild and planets from outer space to interesting stories about history, Rivet’s collection of books and genres will certainly help kids discover a passion for reading.

Hands-on reading assistance

The reading app is built using cutting edge speech technology, which allows for unique support and help to kids while they are reading. Some of the assistive features include:

Tap for Help which they can use to the right pronunciation of a word.

Say the Word which shows them what parts of the word were said correctly and which parts they need to work on.

Save the Word

Definitions and Translations which pulls up meanings for every word along with translations available in 25 languages.

Follow Along feature reads full-pages out loud so kids can listen as they read books.

It also gives them Real-Time Feedback on their reading skills so they can develop confidence to practice on their own.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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