According to a new Literacy Trust poll, more children are reading online than read…comics!
The study was done in the UK, so it doesn’t necessarily apply to any Arabic-reading nation or Arabic-reading children. However, we can guess that more and more children are being exposed to screen-reading worldwide.
Do we have screen stories?
This morning, while on Hassan Blasim’s IraqStory website, I found قصص للأطفال والناشئة, but they don’t have illustrations, and probably aren’t visually exciting enough for many children. (Note to graphic designers: Go pitch in and illustrate them!)
There are a growing number of story-apps for the iPad and iPhone, particularly for the youngest children. For instance, al-Salwa books has a new story app associated with the book أي شيء.
There’s also the arabicrhymes.com site from al-Salwa.
The عالم سمسم website is still around with stories and games.
What other reading-rich websites (not just games) are available online in Arabic?