Thursday, January 26, 2023

Amazing Apps - Story Time International

Social purpose company, Hello Computer, Inc. started 2023 with one of their biggest milestones to date. A recently completed language upgrade to StoryTime, their signature, award-winning EdTech Mobile App which now translates stories into 137 languages, even reading the stories aloud to children using state of the art, AI neural speech synthesis technology.

After winning two EdTech awards for StoryTime in 2021, they just launched StoryTime International (STI), the perfect ESL (English as a Second Language) tool for children (and adults) who want to practice reading, writing and speaking English, as well as stories in their own mother tongue.

“Now, every child across the globe has the opportunity to read and HEAR stories in their native language, as well as English”, says Rossana Jeran, the company’s Co-Founder and CEO.

StoryTime was created by Co-Founder and Developer Christopher Taylor as a revolutionary digital tool to teach and inspire children all over the world to be passionate about reading with never-ending story content and App features that inspire literacy and imagination in a fun and educational way.

This unique, “edutainment” style App helps early readers read and is a wonderful resource helping parents and teachers offer endless, dynamic story content in a variety of contexts, including reading aloud to children.

StoryTime’s activity center encourages fun and imagination with activities such as Silly Sounds, Silly Sentences and Flash Cards. Features like Wordless Picture Book, Jokes, Educational Games and Puzzles, including Relaxing Quiet/Sleepy Time Sounds and Yoga make this App truly one of a kind. There is even a built-in piano that teaches children how to play simple nursery rhymes.

Tracing shapes, letters and numbers right on the mobile device allows preschool and Kindergarten age children to explore writing fundamentals from an early age. Most importantly, StoryTime strives to impart problem-solving skills, improve comprehension, augment vocabulary, promote reading and writing, inspire creativity, imagination and a love of language.

The StoryTime mobile app (English only) is available as a free download for Android devices from the Google Playstore at:

StoryTime International is available at a download price of $2.99 and includes 137 languages to choose from. It is a fun and revolutionary way to explore different languages and hear stories aloud right from your Smartphone or tablet. STI can be downloaded here:

StoryTime’s EdTech awards include a Go Global Top Placer Award from the International Trade Council in Washington, DC. and a Corporate Vision (UK) Education and Training Award for the “Most Unique Educational Children’s Mobile App”.

Going forward Hello Computer, Inc. will continue its mission for world literacy by forming strategic partnerships with schools, educational institutions and libraries, especially those in underserved communities and developing nations who are without internet access or in need of educational tools.

These programs may apply for a Free license to use StoryTime in their classrooms and programs on mobile devices. “We look forward to working with schools, programs and other strategic partners to bring literacy and imagination to children globally” says Jeran. “Literacy and imagination are human rights”.

About Hello Computer, Inc.: Hello Computer, Inc. is a social-purpose company and the creators of the StoryTime mobile app. Founded in 2020 and headed by CEO Rossana Jeran, its children’s Mobile App, StoryTime has been downloaded many times over and awarded internationally twice. Hello Computer, Inc. is passionate about creating Mobile Apps that blur the lines of education and entertainment.

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