Connected Reading is a technology platform that makes books more interactive and engaging, while unlocking their potential to facilitate communication. We believe there is a synergy between family communication and childrens' learning, and that philosophy defines the Connected Reading experiences. Research has shown that the more kids talk about a book during the reading experience, the better their vocabulary development. Connected Reading improves family communication by structuring interaction around the shared activity of reading a book, leading to longer and richer family interactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The platform consists of a family of technologies that span mobile devices and the web. Several research prototypes were originally developed at the Nokia Research Center in Silicon Valley in collaboration with content partners, the Connected Reading platform has matured to be able to support new products on the web and on mobile devices. Check out our Connected Reading portfolio.

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Kindoma Family Communication Platform

Kindoma is a social platform that uses premium educational content to structure communication while facilitating co-play and learning at a distance. Families can interact in real-time through videochat, or can send playful messages packed with rich interactive content. Initially, Kindoma is focused on book reading as a core activity to structure distant family interaction. Kindoma Storytime allows children to read interactive books with their family live over videochat. Kindoma Book Messages allow distant family to record interactive children’s books to be viewed by children at their convenience. Feedback to the reader helps them understand children’s interest and make more relevant book recordings.

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People In Books

People in Books explores using depth cameras to create an immersive video conferencing experience. Parents and children are magically transported into the contents of the storybook. This experience helps create longer richer interactions with children at a distance.

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Interactive Rich Reading on Windows Phone

In cooperation with Sesame Workshop - the creators of Sesame Street - we have created a new interactive book experience. Elmo from Sesame Street is an interactive story time participant listening to the story along with the child. Elmo asks questions relevant to each page to encourage children to talk more about the book. Research has shown that the more kids talk about a book during the reading experience, the better their vocabulary development.

 

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Read for the Record

In cooperation with the Pearson Foundation, Connected Reading technologies were powering Read for the Record. On October 6, 2011 more than 2 million people read Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama -- setting a world record in the process. For every book that was read, the Pearson Foundation donated a book children in low-income neighborhoods. Connected Reading technologies help provide 3 innovative ways of reading to encourage more participation.


read with AnnaRead with the author Anna Dewdney delivers an engaging reading of LLama LLama Red Pajama for you and your child over video. Connected Reading technology helps keep high-resolution book images in synch with the
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read with familyRead with my family Read with your distant loved ones over video conference. Connected Reading technology gives you a unique opportunity to spend quality time with your remote family over a book.
read on a phoneRead on my phone Read Llama Llama Red Pajama on the go! This engaging mobile application brings the book to life on mobile phones. Anna joins the reading and asks children questions about the book.

 

Interactive Rich Reading on Symbian^3

In cooperation with Sesame Workshop - the creators of Sesame Street - we have created a new interactive book experience. Elmo from Sesame Street is an interactive story time participant listening to the story along with the child. Elmo asks questions relevant to each page to encourage children to talk more about the book. Research has shown that the more kids talk about a book during the reading experience, the better their vocabulary development.

 

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StoryVisit

Story Visit is a website where children and long-distance loved ones can read story books together. Story Visit combines video conferencing and connected story books: when a grown-up turns the page, the child's page turns along with it. If the child points to something on his screen, the grown-up can see that on her screen too. Now families can read stories together even when they can't be in the same place

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Family Story Play

Family Story Play

Family Story Play combines physical books with video conferencing through an innovative mobile device that supports grandparents to read books together with their grandchildren over the Internet. The interface encourages active child participation in the book reading experience by combining a paper book, a sensor-enhanced frame, video conferencing technology, and video content of a Sesame Street Muppet (Elmo). These Story Play features are intended to improve child engagement in long-distance communication and increase the quality of interaction between young children and distant grandparents.

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Family Story Play

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