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Amazon Rapids

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Amazon Rapids provides children ages 5–12 with a “story experience.” The app features hundreds of humorous audiobooks with read-along narratives. Build your reader’s confidence, spark the imagination, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. (From the Amazon Rapids website.)

COST: The Amazon Rapids app is free for users having accounts.


  • Stories make reading fun; your child may not realize they are reading the words as they listen to the story.
  • Child-friendly and easy to navigate.


  • Must have an account to access the app.
  • Some kids may find the stories silly or uninteresting.

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Amazon Rapids is easy to use and accessible when your family is on the go. For some reluctant readers, it’s a great tool to build interest in reading.


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