Los Angeles, June 27, 2019—Leading education innovator Age of Learning today announced the addition of many of the most beloved children’s titles from Disney Publishing Worldwide to the thousands of existing expert-curated books in the ReadingIQ® digital library and literacy platform, as well as to ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy and Adventure Academy™.
The comprehensive Disney collection comprises titles from its most popular franchises, including
“By focusing on igniting imaginations through storytelling, Disney Publishing Worldwide cultivates a lifelong love of reading,” said Tonya Agurto, SVP and Global Publisher, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “Age of Learning has a passion for engaging children with inspiring and enriching stories to help them become successful readers and is a natural fit for these cherished titles.”
According to recent nationwide surveys of more than 1,000 preschool and elementary teachers and 1,000 parents of children 12 and under, sponsored by Age of Learning, lack of access to books is a major challenge in furthering children’s reading development. More than 8,000 elementary schools in the U.S. do not even have a school library. And while 85% of teachers expect students to read 15–60 minutes per day outside of school, millions of students are not reading at all. ReadingIQ, ABCmouse, and Adventure Academy help address these challenges by enabling children to easily find, access, and enjoy thousands of high-quality, high-interest e-books anytime, anywhere.
All books in the Disney collection are assigned reading levels to help children, parents, and teachers quickly find titles that match each child’s reading ability. Many books are also professionally voiced—supporting engagement and comprehension for pre-readers and developing readers—and the collection includes dozens of Spanish titles.
“Captivating characters and stories are critical for children to develop an early love of reading, helping them become confident and successful lifelong readers,” said Doug Dohring, founder and CEO of Age of Learning. “We’re excited to partner with Disney Publishing Worldwide to add these highly popular titles to the many thousands of expert-curated books in ReadingIQ, ABCmouse, and Adventure Academy.”
Visit www.ReadingIQ.com, www.ABCmouse.com, and www.AdventureAcademy.com to learn more about Age of Learning’s award-winning educational programs, or download the apps via Apple’s App Store or Google Play. All programs are available for families on a low-cost subscription basis.