Ruckus Media Group, a children’s digital media company, has announced the release of the Ruckus Reader, a learning program for the iPad featuring digital storybooks that provides parents with personalized feedback on their child’s reading experience.
It is designed to help young children practice reading skills and develop a habit of reading with characters they love. Moreover, it addresses the needs of parents and caregivers with weekly Reader Meter e-mail reports and an online dashboard that provides details of their child’s progress.
“With children gravitating to interactive technologies and content at an early age, it is critical to embed reading fundamentals in these new formats,” said Rick Richter, CEO, Ruckus Media Group.[ Also Read: Tablets to Usher in a New Tech Era in Schools ]
The Ruckus Reader is a library of mobile apps to deliver a safe and interactive learning environment filled with iReaders (digital storybook titles), e-Readers (e-books), vidReaders (narrated video books) and activities for children to enjoy without leaving the library.
Ruckus iReaders feature characters such as Hasbro’s MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS brands and The Wiggles, as well as activities designed to appeal to the creative learner, the science lover, the mathematician and the music enthusiast and more with content from Crayola, SeaWorld, Dino Dan, Cyberchase and VeggieTales.
Developed by educational experts, the Ruckus Reader is designed to match age-appropriate standards determined by the Common Core State Standards, says the company.
The Ruckus Reader App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.