Many of us have fond memories of the PBS television show Reading Rainbow. Bringing children’s favorite books to life with vivid animations, the beloved host, LeVar Burton, kept young readers engaged with his lively narration for 24 years.
Sadly, the show ended in 2009, but mobile technology has brought the magic of Reading Rainbow back with the interactive Reading Rainbow iPad app! Integrating animated illustrations and video clips from the original show, Burton’s narrations encourage today’s young readers, ages three to nine, to build their reading and comprehension skills. Kids pick out books from an extensive, colorful library from several different categories, including “My Friends and Family”, “Animal Kingdom” and “Genius Academy”. After finishing each book, readers are rewarded with fun, collectable stickers.