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Years ago, when I was a little girl, we had only a couple of channels on TV one of which was those PBS VT and PBS NH channels. The shows on there were educational and fun. Sesame Street was one of my favorite shows on those channels and another show, Reading Rainbow was something I still remember the theme song to, it was a fun show.

Today I get to share with you some exciting news, Reading Rainbow has hopped on the technological train and has an app for that! {I just like saying “there’s an app for that”} I am so excited to share the details with you all and I do hope that you will see how much this Reading Rainbow App can encourage a love of books and reading within your own children.

About Reading Rainbow Show

Reading Rainbow is an award winning children’s television series aired by PBS from 1983 until 2009 that encouraged reading among children. Over 23 years the program produced 155 episodes, each one hosted by famed actor LeVar Burton (ROOTS, Star Trek: TNG). Garnering over 200 broadcast awards, 26 Emmys and the Peabody Award, the series was created by Lancit Media Productions, Great Plains National Instructional Television and WNED-TV Buffalo, New York.

About Reading Rainbow App

In June, RR Kidz decided to launch this Reading Rainbow app as a way to bring back the beloved show and encourage a love of reading within children during this technological age that we all live in. Your child can travel to theme islands on the Reading Rainbow app and discover books to read based on the theme of the island. Geared for children ages 3-9, but has the ability to be personalized for each of your children based on their age.  You are able to sign up additional children at no extra costs and now the Reading Rainbow app has 25 additional stories to choose from.

You can download the Reading Rainbow app at the iTunes store and you can get a subscription to this service based on what level you wish to purchase, the options are;

  • One month recurring membership for $9.99
  • Six month recurring membership for $29.99

Some features that are important to share with you all are;

  • 175 interactive books
  • Recommendations customized to your child
  • 16 video field trips
  • Parents dashboard to share your child’s reading progress

This app is a great way to get your child up to par with reading while still enjoying the new technology that an iPad offers your family. Click here to get the Reading Rainbow app on iTunes.  The app itself is free, then you can choose which subscription option you wish to use with your child(ren).

Catch Reading Rainbow on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with their latest news and happenings.

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

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  2. Robin (166 comments) Reply

    HOW COOL! I absolutley loved this show myself when I was growing up and now, it’s hard to find on tv, but every once in a while I’d come across it and my kids would be mesmerized by it. I’l have to check this app out.

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