Simple, Free Text-to-Speech Tool Boosts Literacy

Natural text-to-speech tool helps kids with reading difficulties
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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Title: Natural Reader
Summary: Natural text-to-speech tool helps kids with reading difficulties 

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Pros: User friendly with solid text-to-speech capabilities; users can upgrade as features are needed.
Cons: Some of the obstacles may not be clear right away.
Bottom Line: The simple interface and natural-sounding voice can empower many types of kids, those with difficulties in reading or those with cognitive disabilities.

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By Common Sense Education

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