On International Literacy Day, she declared Google About the availability of the Arabic version of its application Read Along, which is a free application that provides an enjoyable interactive experience to help children from the age of five improve their reading skills in Arabic, with the help of a virtual character within the application named “Diaa”, provided that the application is currently available for Android users Just.
The application is also distinguished by that it does not require the need to connect to the Internet, and here Read Along uses Google’s speech recognition technology and for young readers to share visual and verbal notes while they read books available from around the world.
As for the virtual character, Diyaa, her main task is reading first and then listening to the children’s performance in real time, providing them also with positive and encouraging notes during their reading. Children can also click on Zia’s picture to repeat a specific word or sentence for them.
The surprise in the Arabic version of the application is that the library will include a series of innovative stories that were created internally in Google, and all of these stories focus on the most important values in society such as friendship, sympathy, perseverance, innovation and many more.
And it doesn’t stop there, as Read Along also offers personalized suggestions for each child based on their level of progress, and includes programs that encourage children to collect stars and badges and enjoy educational games that motivate them to read more.
Finally, the Read Along application is available for download completely and free of charge, and most importantly, it does not include any ads or any internal purchases, nor does it require logging in, provided that the audio data is currently analyzed on the device only.