IMPROVE READING MASTERY BY 2X
Amira is the world’s first AI-powered online reading tutor. She listens as your child reads out loud, and when she hears a mistake, a pause, or a mispronunciation, she provides personalized help. Children can improve their reading mastery significantly by reading to Amira for just 10 minutes per day, three times per week.
CUSTOM DASHBOARD FOR YOUR CHILD’S JOURNEY
Amira provides you with the tools you need to support your child’s learning journey and growth, included detailed assessments and reports that chart progress and achievements. This is crucial for monitoring early literacy and reading comprehension skills.
A READING TUTOR IN A GAME
Learning to read is fun, and Amira and the StoryCraft offers an exciting experience that balances read-aloud time with a mix of games and quizzes that will keep your child wanting to continue onward in their learning adventure. The more your child reads, the more “Word Power” they earn - a powerful tool used to save the stories stolen by the dastardly Dr. Backfire, the villain of Storyland. Your child and Amira partner together as our wise heroes who can save the stolen stories through reading and reading comprehension.
BUILDING CONFIDENCE WITH PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK
Building confidence is paramount for young readers’ growth. Amira celebrates your child’s successes and gently corrects them when a word is missed or mispronounced, assuring children that getting something wrong isn’t bad – it’s just part of the learning process! Amira allows struggling readers to learn at their own pace while providing them with phonics support and a building range of early literacy skills.
HUGE LIBRARY OF STORIES
By reading “just-right” stories aloud to Amira, your child powers the StoryCraft across colorful lands, fueling it through a series of sequentially more challenging reading games and bot-chasing adventures. With hundreds of stories from beloved publishers to choose from, your child can enjoy ongoing learning fun and reading comprehension activities.
Fixed bugs to make the learning easier, faster, and more fun!
Ratings and Reviews
Cute idea but seems like it was pushed before fully developed. Grade 2 feedback from Amira is still scratch audio.
Not “independent” learning, not adaptive learning
Update: Per the developer response, this is a “learn to read app” for kids in the “learning to read stage” but it will not teach them to read, they have to already know that to use the app. 🤨 Did I READ that right?
Not sure what app won all the awards they’re advertising, but it certainly wasn’t this one. We signed up for a free trial (for which you have to submit credit card information—a huge red flag). Spent a few minutes trying to use the app with my kid. There was zero instruction, just sentences on screen that she was expected to read. But uhhh she CAN’T read yet, which is the whole point of the app. Nah! Not independent learning, and started from an arbitrary point, without any sort of explanation of the program or placement test. Nothing like the other legitimate educational and adaptive learning apps that we’ve used.
Developer Response ,
Hi there - thank you so much for the feedback. Amira and the StoryCraft is best suited for early readers in the “learning to read” phase. Your feedback is spot on - to successfully use the app, it is important children are able to sound out some words, read early sight words, and are beginning to connect text with meaning. The app is not suited for children who are still developing pre-reading skills including letter recognition and letter sounds. Your feedback is extremely helpful and we'll use it to adjust our messaging so this is clearer to other families considering Amira.
We also appreciate your feedback around your first experience with the app. The initial text presented is intended to help Amira calibrate to your child's reading ability; based on what Amira learns, she'll adjust subsequent text that's presented. That being said, your feedback that it wasn't clear what was happening and that the text felt arbitrary is really useful; we are actively working on some improvements here so stay tuned!
Where’s the learning?
I watched my first grader try this. While she can get some words and close to most others, the app would “complete” sentences even if she only started to say some words and never finished others. The only time it ever gave feedback was when she never attempted a word. And then, it just made her say it three times after saying what the word was. For something that has received credit as a top 100 invention of the year… I definitely set my expectations too high. That, or there’s more to this than was evident after 10 minutes.
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