iLoominate allows a user to write books for beginning readers and publish them to a local digital library.
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Reading Skill Targeted
A leading barrier to improving children’s reading skills is the lack of appropriate and engaging reading materials in local languages, which in turn leaves children unable to practice reading in a language they use and understand. A large body of evidence confirms that reading to young children in their local spoken or sign language builds a strong foundation for their education.
The Big Idea
iLoominate allows a user to write books for beginning readers with lists of appropriate words for each level. They can share the stories by publishing them to a local digital library.
In Haiti, educators customized the software for Haitian Creole by generating rules for sorting words in a dictionary, with a focus on syllable structure.
iLoominate Storybook App
Use this free, open-source app to write children's books, draw images and print stories while offline.
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iLoominate Storybook AppUse this free, open-source app to write children's books, draw images and print stories while offline.
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