Fonetti uses the power of the child’s own voice to accelerate reading improvements including word accuracy, pronunciation and words read per minute.
Reading independently helps children improve their confidence, while subtly promoting a love of reading.
Children read aloud with Fonetti. When they match the words, they go green, and if the words are skipped or misread, they turn grey.
Children benefit from reading aloud: Fonetti uses our proprietary automatic speech recognition technology to actively listen to children as they read aloud, turning the words green in real-time when they get them right.
Works across multiple accents: Fonetti works with a vast range of accents including where English is an additional language and it is used around the world for the practice of English as well as improving general reading skills.
Fonetti is not just another ebook reader. It’s part of a reading revolution. It’s designed to engage a new generation of tech-savvy children who are used to real-time interactions, validation and engagement.
Books to encourage a love of reading: With an ever-growing library of beautifully illustrated books which includes fiction, non-fiction and curriculum-supporting content that’s suitable for different ages and abilities, Fonetti sparks, develops and reinforces a love of reading in both reluctant and more confident readers.
How Fonetti works
The Speech Recognition technology behind Fonetti has been developed in partnership with experts at the highly renowned School of Informatics at The University of Edinburgh.
As children read aloud with Fonetti, the words turn green in real-time when they get them right
Help is always at hand: If a child isn’t sure how to say a word, they simply double-tap it and Fonetti reads the word to them.
Providing subtle error feedback: If they miss a word or get it wrong, Fonetti turns it grey and crucially, it allows the child to continue their reading flow which is extremely important for young readers.
Friendly reporting to encourage and motivate: When the child completes a book, they are congratulated and given a score for accuracy, which they can compare with their previous accuracy scores and reading duration for the other books they’ve read, encouraging them to want to improve and read more.
Use in school and home: When used in schools as a reading resource, there’s the added benefit of the pupil reading data being passed real-time into the School Portal, which teachers review and use to drive more effective interventions.