Dubable is a free app that makes reading out loud more fun. This app allows children aged 6 through 9 to voice a cartoon character. That way, they're stimulated to read out loud, which is an effective method to learn to read better. Thanks to the adaptive difficulty, the app grows along with your child's reading level.
“Reading out loud with guidance helps pupils with their technical reading and boosts their enjoyment of reading.” – Amsterdam University
*** DUBABLE HAS YOUR CHILD READING OUT LOUD ***
Learning to read isn't always a walk in the park. Especially in the beginning, things aren't easy. Research has shown, however, that reading out loud is an efficient way of learning to read better.
Dubable wants to motivate fledgling readers to read out loud. How? By having children (ages 6 to 9) voice characters in an interactive animation.
Specifically for Dubable, we recorded a three-part movie starring the 6 Ketnet Wrappers. So thanks to Dubable, your child will now be able to play a part in a real Ketnet adventure!
*** THE STORY ***
In Dubable's three-part adventure "Panic in Hamsterdam", the wrappers go looking for their hamster, Hoera. Hoera turns out to have gotten lost on Sarah's birthday, no less.
*** HOW DOES IT WORK? ***
1. PICK AN EPISODE AND A CHARACTER
Select the episode you'd like to voice and pick a character, based on your own reading level. The higher the reading level, the more difficult the words will be.
2. VOICE YOUR CHARACTER
Ready to record? It's really easy. The text you have to read out will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Your device's sound recorder will tape your voice. A timer will let you know when it's your turn.
3. WATCH THE RECORDING
After you're done, you can immediately watch your personal clip with your own voice on it. You can also e-mail the episode to other people.
*** READING LEVELS***
In the story "Panic in Hamsterdam", three different reading levels are taken into account. We took our cue from the basic guidelines of the well-known AVI-system (analysis of forms of individualization), in collaboration with Iedereen Leest. This system, which is also used in elementary schools, classifies texts according to their difficulty and determines the child's reading competence.
>>> Download Dubable onto your tablet for FREE now. The app works on both Apple and Android.