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Do you or someone in your family know a second language? My daughter’s school has a lot of English as a second language learners and I can only imagine how hard it is for them. I mean kids have enough to learn from the beginning and to have to learn a whole second language has to be overwhelming. I remember taking Spanish in high school and it was hard but then again they do say kids are sponges and soak up knowledge.
Do you have a native Chinese speaker who is trying to grow their reading skills as well as practice and learn the English language? The Jiqidao AI Reading Pen is a tool to help kids (heck even adults) who know Chinese learn and follow along with books in English. You get a whole set to get you started which includes an interactive reading device as well as a set of books.
What does the Jiqidao AI Reading Pen set do?
You get a smart device with a cute bear-themed design that has a built-in speaker and charging port.
Kids can easily charge the device by putting it in the port which is plugged in via a USB cord. They don’t have to mess with a cord, just pop it on the port base and it charges so it can be used wirelessly.
The device can then read the story aloud by either pointing its tip at the words on the page or by using a finger-pointing technique with the pen resting in its base.
The pen can read a majority of the popular picture books available in the Chinese market.
The set comes with 20 picture books of its own with Chinese and English translations on each page, both of which the pen will read aloud with the proper pronunciation.
Then pen can also play sound effects related to the images on the pages.
The books have activities such as finding differences between images. It is a cute way to engage kids in the story.
There is a free companion app as well that will display learning reports on how your kids have done and what they have done.
To wrap up a day there is also a collection of soothing musical songs to play at bedtime or to help kids wind down.
My daughter actually showed interest in Chinese after my sister (her aunt) went to China last year so this has been a fun way for her to start learning. She likes hearing the story and seeing the characters on the page.
The whole set is perfect to start off with and there is a lot to keep your child busy and entertained. I love how it engages kids to learn in a fun way without them really realizing they are learning!