WriteReader app uses the Write to Read approach to help kids become readers by first teaching them to write.
The app has received $800K in funding from Danish publisher, Lindhardt & Ringhof, owned by Egmont, a leading media group in the Nordic region.
In Denmark more than 700 schools already have access to WriteReader and are changing the way children are taught to read and write, says the company.
“If a child is really into dinosaurs and wants to write about that, it’s very difficult if the only letters the child knows are “a” and “b”. WriteReader uses multiple visual and auditory tools to help the child sound out and write books on topics that interest them from day one,” says WriteReader founder Babar Baig.
The WriteReader iPad app is available in the App store in a freemium version allowing users to create their two first books for free. After this there is a $4.99 in-app purchase for unlimited use.
Pro version with volume discounts licensed to schools is also available with Pro features including cloud storage, so kids can create books at school and access them from home. Android and web version will be launched in March 2015.
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, WriteReader develops online educational tools that improve the learning capabilities of young children.