Startups Encouraging Children to Love Reading

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This episode of MashUp Radio with Peter Biddle celebrates National Reading Month by exploring new tablet applications that are encouraging young children to explore their world through reading and creative expression. We welcome executives from three San Francisco startups to the show, including FarFaria, Drawp, and PlayTell to talk about how mobile apps can help children develop a love of reading and better explore their world.

FarFaria is an iPad app that provides a storytime experience with more than 350 children’s stories and five new ones added each week. 

Drawp is an iPad app that aims to connect children with their loved ones through drawing and sharing as well as empowering education and learning through creation. It is inspired by the belief that appropriately-used technology can greatly contribute to a child’s healthy development. . It is available for free in the iTunes store.

PlayTell is a San Francisco based startup building applications for PlayPals of all ages. Kids can play with parents or grandparents via a video enabled, iPad application that includes a bundle of great books and classic games.

MashUp Radio with Peter Biddle is an online radio program that brings together a variety of perspectives to discuss the fusion of technology, life, culture and science and is hosted by Peter Biddle, an Intel engineer and executive. 

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