Turn Screen Time Into Reading Time With Amazon Rapids

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Kids love screens. No matter how hard you try to give your kids limited screen time, they just want more. So, you might as well use that to your advantage and offer them a little more screen timen, but only if they use it to read.

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Amazon Rapids is a reading app for kids ages 5 through 12 that offers a playful and engaging approach to storytelling. Original short stories with illustrations are written to look like texts, engaging your kids and bringing the stories to life.

The app contains hundreds of exclusive short stories, each designed to build your reader's confidence, trigger imagination, and encourage reading just for fun. Dozens of new stories are added each month.

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The stories span genres like adventure, fantasy, mystery, humor, science fiction and sports, and are told by the characters — kind of like comic books. Kids have the option to either read on their own or to read along with a cast of characters from the book.

And the best part is, even the youngest readers can do it all on their own. If they aren't sure about a specific word, they can tap the word to hear its pronunciation.

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There's also a Parent Dashboard, which allows you to follow along with your child's reading activity, giving you summaries from the books. So, when your kid starts talking about aliens, robots, and chickens, you'll totally be able to chime in.

Click here to get a free 14-day trial. After that, it's a subscription fee of $2.99 per month or $29.99 for the year. Download Amazon Rapids for iOS and Android.

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