Read Along: Learn To Read With Google

Read Along (Bolo): Learn To Read With Google

Read Along Application

Read Along (formerly Bolo) is a free and fun speech based reading tutor app designed for children aged 5 and above.It helps them improve their reading skills in English and many other languages (Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Spanish & Portuguese) by encouraging them to read aloud interesting stories and collect stars and badges together with "Diya", the friendly in app assistant.

Diya listens to children when they read and offers realtime positive feedback when they read well and helps them out when they get stuck - even when offline & without data!

Read Along
  • Application Name: Read Along
  • Developers Name: Google
  • Category: Education
  • Initial release: March 6, 2019; 3 years ago (As Android market)
  • Stable release: 01.04.20
  • Platform: Android, Android TV
  • Type: Digital platform, Play Store
  • App Ranking: 4.2 Star (August 2022)
  • Official Website:

Read Along, formerly known as Bolo, is an Android language-learning app for children developed by Google for the Android operating system. The application was released on the Play Store on March 7, 2019.
  • It features a character named Dia helping children learn to read through illustrated stories. It has the facility to learn English and Indian major languages i.e. Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Urdu as well as Spanish and Portuguese. It basically uses text-to-speech technology, through which the character named Dia reads the story, as well as speech-to-text technology, which mechanically identifies the matches between the text and the reading of the user. The story of Chhota Bheem and Katha Kids was added in September 2019.
  • In April 2020, a new version of the application was released.
  • In September 2020, it added Arabic language to its language option.

• Works Offline : Once downloaded, it works offline, so it does not use any data.
• Safe : Since the app is made for children, there are no ads, and all sensitive information stays only on the device.
• Free: The app is completly free to use and has a vast library of books with different reading levels from Pratham Books, Katha Kids & Chhota Bheem, with new books added regularly.
• Games: Educational games within the app, make the learning experience fun.
• In-App Reading Assistant: Diya, the in-app reading assistant helps children read out loud and provides positive reinforcement when they read correctly, and help wherever they get stuck.
• Multi Child Profile: Multiple children can use the same app and create their individual profiles to track their own progress.
• Personalised: The app recommends the right level of difficulty books to each child depending on their reading level.

Languages available : With Read Along, children can read a variety of fun and engaging stories in different languages including:
• English
• Hindi (हिंदी)
• Bangla (বাংলা)
• Urdu (اردو)
• Telugu (తెలుగు)
• Marathi (मराठी)
• Tamil (தமிழ்)
• Spanish (Español)
• Portuguese (Português)


Read Along (Bolo): Learn To Read With Google Application Download link

With just 10 minutes of fun & practice every day, inspire your child to become a reading star for life!

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