SEATTLE, WA and MADRID, SPAIN – Novel Effect and Lingokids are thrilled to announce their partnership launching in May 2023, aimed at revolutionizing the way children learn both in and out of the classroom. The partnership will provide educators and parents with no-prep lesson ideas across a range of subjects, including STEAM, SEL, nature, life skills, and creativity, designed to make learning fun, engaging, and interactive.
The focus of the partnership is to create a seamless learning experience for students at the end of the school year and throughout the summer, by offering curated collections of books, no-prep printables, and accompanying activities.
Teachers can read the books with Novel Effect, which offers immersive soundscapes that match the content of the story, allowing children to become fully engaged in the reading experience. Paired with no-prep printables, educators can supplement their in-class reading with Lingokids interactive games, videos, and activities focused on the educational subjects they have just read about.
Lingokids is helping transform the way children gain educational and modern life skills through the power of play. With its unique and award-winning PlaylearningTM approach, Lingokids puts children at the center of the Lingokids universe, which provides thousands of engaging, interactive learning experiences in a variety of mediums and surrounds them with choice and exploratory child-led learning paths. Novel Effect leverages the educational subjects introduced to kids in the Lingokids app and empowers kids to continue their learning by cuddling up with their parents and reading a book with Novel Effect.
“We are excited to partner with Lingokids to offer teachers and parents a new way to engage with children through interactive storytelling, games, and activities,” said Matt Hammersley, CEO of Novel Effect. “Our technology allows students to become fully immersed in the story and activities expand their learning beyond the book.”
Cristóbal Viedma, CEO of Lingokids added, “Each summer we hear from parents that they are looking for new and engaging educational options for their children to keep them learning while they are out of school. This partnership with Novel Effect will give parents a new way to engage with Lingokids’ massive collection of content that blends educational subjects and modern skills to help kids thrive and learn through the power of play.”
About Novel Effect
Novel Effect is an award-winning technology company that uses voice recognition software to enhance the reading experience for children. Novel Effect’s immersive soundscapes respond to the reader’s voice, making stories come to life through music, sound effects, and character voices. Novel Effect supports nearly 1,000 English and Spanish language books with its custom-created soundscapes. The company launches 5-10 new soundscapes each week and leverages its in-house team of educators to create supplementary, leveled activities for teachers and parents to use with their favorite books.
Join Novel Effect and thousands of families around the world this summer as together we explore the magic of reading. Novel Effect is free to download in the App Store and on Google Play.
Learn more at www.noveleffect.com.
Lingokids is an educational tech and media company that is helping transform the way children can gain traditional educational and modern life skills. Its unique PlaylearningTM approach puts children in the center of the Lingokids universe, which provides thousands of engaging, interactive learning experiences in a variety of mediums and surrounds them with choice and exploratory child-led learning paths. With a commitment to traditional, educational objectives for preschool through second grade, Lingokids knows today’s child needs engineering and empathy; reading and resilience; math fluency and mindfulness. A captivating cast of original characters seamlessly brings life to each immersive learning adventure and blends play with a modern skills curriculum to engage and motivate kids around the globe. Since launching in 2015, Lingokids has achieved category-leading viewership on YouTube and its portfolio includes the Lingokids app (Voted Best Original Learning App 2023, Kidscreen) trusted by more than 60 million families, Lingokids Studios, Lingokids Podcasts, and Lingokids Music Publishing.
For more information, please visit www.lingokids.com and follow @Lingokids.