One of the first features that everybody said an Apple tablet was going to be good at was reading books. The iPad launched with the iBooks app that allowed users to buy and read books.
These books range from the traditional Fiction and Non-Fiction categories, but also include children’s books. It’s very interesting that the children’s category is there since the iPad is ideal to read, thanks to the screen size.
But Apple didn’t just stop at making children’s books or the iBook app. They have built the ideal app to help kids learn how to read with some features that sure come in handy. In the latest update they included:
- Help your children learn to read with the new read-aloud feature included in select children’s books from the bookstore.
- The read-aloud feature uses a real narrator to read the book to you, and in some books, it will even highlight the words as you read along.
- Enhanced books can now automatically play audio or video included with the book.
Let’s highlight the read-aloud feature. When enabled, iBooks can read-aloud your book and at the same time it will highlight the words it is saying. It can also be set to turn over the pages automatically so you can always keep on track on whatever you are reading.
To see it in action, watch the video below from The iOS Post.
There is a vast selection of books for children that are free and some you have to pay for. There are books about movies and books about classic characters.
iBooks is a free app from Apple and available in the App Store [iTunes Link]. The feature is also supported on iPhone and iPod Touch.