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Worldreader launches 'Read to Kids' app

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As part of its Read to Kids educational programme, global non-profit organisation Worldreader on Wednesday launched here it's Read to Kids mobile app to help parents and teachers tell stories to children below six years of age.

According to a press release, the App which will also inculcate the habit of listening and improve oratory skills, apart from motivating them to read, can be downloaded free of cost from Google Play Store.

As part of a pilot project, 150 schools in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area will be using this App to know the impact of digital technology in reviving reading habits among people.

"Education is a top priority for SDMC," said Shyam Sunder Sharma, Mayor, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, in his inaugural address during the launch in the national capital. "Principals and teachers should tell stories of nationalism and freedom struggle which will help in imparting quality and moral values among the young children", he added.

He also mentioned that SDMC is the first municipality in the country which has introduced mobile apps technology for their teachers and will soon invest more in it in collaboration with agencies like NCERT, Worldreader, Pearson and SARD.



First Published: Wed, July 20 2016. 21:34 IST