Reading practice, a new feature is now available in the U.S. on the Google Play Books Android app and in Google Kids Space. Reading practice helps new readers independently improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills with thousands of children’s ebooks.
With Reading practice, early readers can:
Track their reading position: They’ll see the text highlighted as they read out loud, tracking where they are in the book and helping them focus on the next word.
Hear a word: If they’re stuck on how to pronounce a word, they can simply tap it to hear what it sounds like.
Sound it out: With a quick tap, they’ll also hear a word broken down by syllable.
Hear a sentence: For even more context, new readers can listen to an entire sentence.
Define a word: To learn more, they can tap to see or hear a child-friendly definition of a word.
Set a new reading position: They can tap any word to update their position in the book and start tracking from there.
Practice a challenging word: At the end of the page, they’ll have the option to practice any words they skipped or mispronounced.
To get started with Reading practice, you can check out the hand-picked collection of kid-friendly reads on Google Play Books, including some no-charge options.
The majority of these titles have Reading practice enabled, indicated by a “Practice” badge on the book detail page.
- Google press release