Age of Learning, creators of ABCmouse, recently launched an advanced digital library called ReadingIQ for children ages 12 and under. We know that reading is the foundation of education and vital to children’s success in school and beyond; however, a recent study from Age of Learning showed that many children lack access to books, especially high-quality, high-interest ones. ReadingIQ fills this gap for families and teachers by providing them with thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy and increase the availability and equity of children’s books for kids across the globe. ReadingIQ addresses the needs of advanced and beginner readers with content that was selected by educators and parents with the goal of entertaining and educating children simultaneously.
Age of Learning has brought the same research-based, educator-led approach to ReadingIQ that is used in ABCmouse, which has helped educate over 18 million children to date who have completed more than 4 billion learning activities,. ABCmouse’s proven success in accelerating learning and helping children make significant gains in literacy and math is now further supported by ReadingIQ. The digital library provides the very best of children’s literature, including Caldecott and Newbery award winners, the largest digital collection of National Geographic Kids books, more than 1,000 exclusive titles, and thousands of additional fiction and nonfiction books from leading publishers. ReadingIQ also includes professionally voiced titles to support pre-readers and spanish-language titles to support dual-language learners. Additionally, ReadingIQ is being continuously updated with new publishers and book titles so that there is never a shortage of interesting material for children to choose from.
The entire ReadingIQ library is easily searchable by topic and leveled with both the Guided Reading and Lexile® systems so children can find titles that match their interests and reading ability. These widely adopted leveling systems ensure children are connected with appropriately leveled books for building strong literacy skills.
ReadingIQ is available at no cost to teachers for use in their classrooms, with the ability to assign books to each student to read at home, completely free. This capability builds a strong school-home connection around reading and facilitates consistent at-home reading. ReadingIQ also enables teachers to set daily reading challenges, and allows parents and teachers to track students’ progress. To unlock the full library at home, families can subscribe to ReadingIQ for less than $30 a year, or under $5 a month.