Many children develop their reading skills between the ages of 3 to 8 years old. Support from parents and educators is fundamental for children to build confidence in their reading skills so they can put them into practice at home and at school.
In order to help more parents support the development and reading skills of their children, we are announcing today that Kahoot! Poio Read is now available in German and Italian.
Kahoot! Poio Read is a mobile app game used by parents at home, but also commonly used in preschools, primary schools and kindergartens as an introduction for children to literacy. The game is intuitive and immersive and helps children to learn to crack the code of reading by playing.
By supporting Kahoot! Poio Read in German and Italian, parents can enable their children to grow in confidence, and become best in class prior to going back to school.
With Kahoot! Poio Read, children are encouraged to engage and explore an immersive fantasy world, packed with letters and words, unraveling the story at their own pace. The app is designed to spark their curiosity and motivate them to keep learning as it adapts to the individual learning skills of each player. One of the main goals of Kahoot! Poio Read is for the child to complete the storybook and be capable and confident to read the story back to their parents, siblings, or anyone who they want to.
Relevant and intuitive learning designed with language experts
Kahoot! Poio Read has helped more than 100,000 children develop the necessary reading skills to achieve reading proficiency. The app uses the popular phonics method—the repetitive practice of letter sounds—which can then be blended together to form complete words. This method is widely used to introduce learners to the fundamental principles of reading.
To provide a learning experience based on best practices, we collaborated with a group of linguists and speech therapists in Italy and Germany, who made lists of words they use for teaching. These international linguists and university professors also provided advice on how to pronounce phonemes or phonics.
An award-winning app making learning to read awesome
Kahoot! Poio Read is an award-winning application. In 2019, the app was chosen as the Gold Winner for Best Learning Game by the Learning Technologies Awards and the Gold Award Winner for Apps and Software from ages of 5 to 8 by the Mom’s Choice Awards.
In 2020, Kahoot! Poio Read was shortlisted for Educational App of 2020 by Reimagine Education Awards, and it is highly recognized by Common Sense Education as a “Great Early Reading Resource” for children. In April 2020, Kahoot! Poio Read was also featured by Apple as “Apps we love right now.”
Kahoot! Poio Read is available for download in the Google Play Store and App Store and is part of the Kahoot!+ Family and Kahoot!+ Premiere subscription plans. Stay tuned as more languages will be added soon!