Introducing Bamboo Learning for iOS: The First Touch and Voice App for Kids to Improve Reading and Reading Comprehension, Now Available on iPad and iPhone | State

SEATTLE, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Bamboo Learning, Inc. today introduced the Bamboo Learning app for iOS, a tactile and vocal reading and listening comprehension program for children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 year. The Bamboo Learning app gives children a unique, voice-guided, self-paced experience of reading and listening to books and incorporates interactive activities to improve fluency and reading comprehension, promote active listening, broaden learning vocabulary and build self-confidence.

Bamboo Learning offers over 25 free books and hundreds of free level reading and listening activities for every grade from Kindergarten to 5th grade. Up to six children per family can use Bamboo Learning independently. Bamboo Learning is a free download, available today in over 170 countries from the Apple App Store at


Once parents have gone through a simple and unique setup wizard and selected an animal avatar (cat, elephant, frog, monkey, pony, tiger) for each child, kids can easily use Bamboo Learning without the need for the help from parents or caregivers.

Every day, the Panda (told by the man) of Bamboo Learning welcomes each child and guides them through activities adapted to their grade level. Children can select a book from a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction titles via touch or by using their voice. Then, kids embark on a one-of-a-kind interactive literary experience with professional narrators reading the story and beautifully designed screens with illustrations and text to follow along with the narrator. Every few sentences or paragraphs, depending on grade level, the narration pauses and the Bamboo Learning app offers listening comprehension questions. Children can answer questions by voice or touch – we give them the choice.

Bamboo Learning’s pioneering patent-pending solution assesses children’s voice or touch responses and provides immediate feedback to the learner. The panda praises the children when they answer correctly and encourages them to try again if they answer incorrectly. To keep kids engaged, Bamboo Learning includes professional custom-designed sound effects accompanying correct and incorrect answers; children earn tokens (with sound effects) when they answer the questions correctly.

“As a former educator, I know how essential conversational learning is to improve children’s reading and listening comprehension in context, vocabulary and storytelling skills,” said Irina good, co-founder and director of content, Bamboo Learning. “Bamboo Learning for iOS is the very first app to give kids the choice of voice or touch response. We’re excited to make it available today for families to use on iPads and iPhones in over 170 countries. “


Bamboo Learning educational activities are designed around the standard K-5 curriculum and aligned with the Core Curriculum and other state standards. For each level there are thousands of reading and listening activities and questions based on fiction and non-fiction books, legends and fables from different cultures, fairy tales, etc. Examples of comprehension activities are:

  • True or False: The second goat Gruff was going up the hillside to get fat. Is it true or false? (Les Trois Billy-Goat Gruff, Kindergarten)
  • Actions, behaviors, feelings: how did Pierre feel when he rushed around the garden? (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 3rd grade)
  • Develop your vocabulary: What is the definition of the word DISTINGUISH – (A) to break, or (B) to distinguish? (Emperor’s new clothes, 3rd year)

“The Bamboo Learning iPad app has great books for each of my kids, who are 4, 9 and 12, and they’re already improving their reading, listening and speaking skills,” said Shayle E., teacher. in secondary school and mother of a family. of three of Kingston, MA. “Bamboo Learning has been a fantastic resource to use at home with my children during distance and hybrid learning.”

BAMBOO LEARNING PLUS TO ACCESS THE FULL COLLECTION OF BOOKS Bamboo Learning also announced Bamboo Learning Plus, an in-app subscription to over 100 fiction and non-fiction books and thousands of publisher reading and listening activities. partners of Bamboo Learning, Highlights for Children and Teacher Created Materials. Bamboo Learning Plus is only $ 3.99/ month per family, for up to six users, providing incredible value in helping children improve their literacy skills throughout their elementary school years. Families can start with a two-week free trial of Bamboo Learning Plus by clicking the “subscribe” button in the Bamboo Learning app.

Some Bamboo Learning titles include:

Learning bamboo (free)

  • Les Trois Billy-Goats Gruff (Kindergarten)
  • Rumpelstiltzkin (1st year)
  • Cinderella (2nd year)
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes (3rd year)
  • Aladin (4th year)
  • Peter Pan (5th grade)

Bamboo Learning Plus (subscription)

  • Counting the stars (kindergarten)
  • Davy Duck’s Grumpy Day (Grade 1)
  • The Skeleton Crew (2nd year)
  • Balto the sled dog (3rd year)
  • Delmar and his missing dog (4th year)
  • Creating a Symphony of Steel (5th grade)

A complete list of books is available at

The Bamboo Learning app is available on all iPads and iPhones with iOS version 14 or later.

To try out the Bamboo Learning app, download it from the Apple App Store at To find out more, visit


To further support Bamboo Learning’s expansion to iPads and iPhones, Bamboo Learning also announced today that it has been accepted as a member of the EdStart Program of Amazon Web Services, the startup accelerator of Amazon Web Services. AWS for EdTech Businesses. Additionally, to help fuel the expansion to iOS, Bamboo Learning announced that it has received funding from venture capital funds, angel investors, including three former vice presidents of Amazon, and the Day One Fund, a investment syndicate with a large participation of Amazon veterans.

ABOUT BAMBOO LEARNING Based at Seattle, Bamboo Learning is the award-winning leader in voice-based education with a mission to deliver engaging, high-quality learning experiences to customers around the world. Bamboo Learning develops applications based on the standard K-5 curriculum that allow children to have fun learning and practicing different academic and extracurricular subjects. The Bamboo Learning apps, including the Bamboo Learning app for iOS and the Bamboo Learning Alexa skill, offer a range of challenging and engaging activities to help children master different subject levels.

In three years, Bamboo Learning has won 5 industry awards and has been a finalist or honored for 11 industry awards. The prizes and distinctions include:

  • Bamboo Learning – Project Voice Education Developer of the Year – 2020 & 2021
  • Bamboo Math – Voice Summit Awards Best Multimodal Experience – 2019
  • Bamboo English (2021), Bamboo Luminaries (2020), Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo (2020) – Webby Award Honorees – 2020 & 2021
  • Co-founder & CEO Ian released – Voicebot Top Design & Product Pros in Voice – 2020

The co-founders of Bamboo Learning are Ian released, CEO and Irina good, COO. Ian released is a thirty-five year veteran in the tech industry, including twelve years as an executive at Amazon, having served as vice president of Amazon devices, where he led both Amazon Echo & Alexa and the Amazon Kindle businesses , and was a technical advisor to the founder and former CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. Irina good is a thirty-year veteran of curriculum development and education, having worked in both the public and private education sectors in new York, Washington DC, London, and Moscow.

Connect with Bamboo Learning and learn more about:, Instagram: @learnwithbamboo, Facebook:, Twitter: @learnwithbamboo, Youtube:

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