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Reading, even in the digital age, is probably one of the most important skills that children acquire. It can be an important source of pleasure which also develops vital language and social skills. It is fundamental to most school activities, it can also open up new worlds and give access to the wealth of human knowledge.
The app that has been developed by child psychologists and other specialists at the Open University enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop interests and skills that will be relevant to them when they start to read.
This site has a range of information about using our app, about child development and about the Open University’s work in this area, suggests ways to use the app, and explains why we think the app will be fun and help children’s learning. We also give background information about reading for those who want to understand more about child development.