I’m thrilled to share that last week Age of Learning launched ReadingIQ, an advanced digital library for children 12 and under, which gives families and teachers access to thousands of high-quality books, curated by experts to advance literacy.
ReadingIQ provides the best of children’s literature, including Caldecott and Newbery award winners, National Geographic and National Geographic Kids books, more than 1,000 exclusive titles, and thousands of additional high-quality fiction and nonfiction books from leading publishers. Plus, the entire ReadingIQ library is easily searchable by topic and leveled with both the Guided Reading and Lexile® systems so that children can find titles that match their interests and reading ability.
As with ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, we’ve made ReadingIQ available at no cost to teachers for use in their classrooms, with the ability to assign an entire reading level of books to each student to read at home, completely free. Families who want full home access to all of the ReadingIQ library can subscribe for less than $5 a month or $30 a year. ReadingIQ is available at www.ReadingIQ.com, or can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets through the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Learn more about ReadingIQ on the Age of Learning blog or go to www.ReadingIQ.com.
Our mission at Age of Learning is simple: helping children everywhere build a strong foundation for academic success and foster a lifelong love of learning. And we measure progress by our ability to increase learning outcomes for all children, particularly those who are furthest from opportunity.
Children from low-income families begin to fall behind their peers in vocabulary development before they’re even two years old. By the time they reach fourth grade, 80 percent of these children are not proficient readers (Source: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading). This learning deficit has long-term effects on children’s academic future, including their likelihood of graduating from high school.
To help address this challenge, Age of Learning has developed a set of Education Access Initiatives to make our educational programs available for free to children whose families may not be able to afford a subscription.
Learn more about the progress of these initiatives here on the Age of Learning blog.
Things have been busy, which is good. But that’s meant that I’m more than a bit behind in posting to my blog. I’m going to do my best to catch folks up on what’s been going on with Age of Learning, starting with this post about ABCmouse streaming educational songs…
Music has always been a big part of ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, which offers more than 175 songs that help bring learning to life for children. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce here that our complete collection of ABCmouse music is available on major music platforms worldwide, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Google Play. With a listener base of more than 300 million people in more than 100 countries, these platforms expand the reach of ABCmouse to many more families around the world.
The ABCmouse music collection features dozens of original compositions (we’ve always had great musicians and songwriters in the company!), including a song for each letter of the alphabet, songs that teach about numbers, shapes, colors, geography, and much more. The collection also includes many new arrangements of classic children’s songs. We produce and record all our songs in our on-site recording studios in our headquarters in Los Angeles.
Families who want another (joyful) way to learn, can find our music under ABCmouse on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Google Play, Pandora, and several other music platforms. Enjoy!
In July 2015, Age of Learning joined the ConnectHome initiative, pledging to make ABCmouse available to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation. We have since expanded this pledge by making ABCmouse available to all U.S. public housing authorities in their computer rooms.
As part of our commitment, we also provide webinars and training sessions for public housing staff and kits with printed materials including, flyers, posters, table tents, and monitor placards to inform families that ABCmouse is available.
Why We’re Involved in ConnectHome Nation
ConnectHome Nation participation marks another step in Age of Learning’s ongoing effort to make high-quality learning resources available to all children, regardless of their circumstances. Partnering with ConnectHome Nation helps us serve more children across the U.S. in need of these resources.
Learn more on our Age of Learning / ABCmouse ConnectHome Nation stakeholders page.