Amazon’s Newest App Gives Kids Reading a Twist

amazon, app, reading, digital, childrenAmazon announced yesterday that it has launched a new app for children called Rapids, which features “fun, engaging short stories told in a unique chat style.”

The app is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices, and a subscription costs $2.99 a month.

“Many kids already love using phones to chat with friends and family,” said Rohit Agarwal, general manager of Amazon K-12 education. “We wanted to see what authors and illustrators could create with an app that made it easy to tell stories that way. We’re excited to share Amazon Rapids with parents and their kids.”

The Rapids short stories are illustrated, and what perhaps distinguishes Rapids from similar kids’ reading apps most is that its stories are told through characters speaking with each other one line at a time.

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