Whether your kids are learning how to read or just listening to a bedtime story, sometimes storytelling needs a little boost. When we were young, this often came in the form of a pop-up book. But in the current technological age? It鈥檚 a whole 鈥榥other story. Introducing BooksARalive,聽a publishing company that brings books to life via a good ol鈥 smartphone or tablet. Through a combinationof聽children鈥檚 literature聽and augmented technology, your kids聽are now able to navigate the storybook world with the simple touch of a finger.

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Originally from Spain, BooksARalive recently made its way over to the States and is now easily accessible to Americans. Each of their聽picture books comes with a digital edition, which can be accessed via a聽downloaded app. Kids聽can interact with the story聽by tapping on the characters and reading on聽the app. There鈥檚 even an option to read in multiple languages 鈥 bilingual education FTW!

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As the company鈥檚 website says, BooksARalive really is 鈥渁t the forefront鈥 of uniting traditional children鈥檚聽literature聽with innovative technology. Not only does this invention聽add excitement and creativity to kids鈥櫬爋verall reading experience, but it also gives teachers and parents new ways to keep up with the times. Instead of borrowing your iPad to play Angry Birds, your kids might聽now grab it to read stories聽and play the educational games that BooksARalive created.

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It鈥檚 incredible to think about how much the simple act of reading a picture book has changed over the last couple decades, but even more incredible to think about how this鈥檒l change reading for kids. Will experiencing an augmented reality breed a new generation of bookworms? BooksARalive certainly thinks so. With their聽collection of聽storybooks becoming increasingly available on Amazon, there鈥檚 really only one way to find out!

Would you prefer this聽augmented reading experience over a traditional one聽for your kids? Share your choice with us in the comments below.

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