Keep Kids Reading Free With An App From Caribu

The #1 App For Virtual Playdates Goes Free All Summer Long To Support Families!

Caribu, the interactive video-calling app, is committed to supporting families, sparking meaningful conversations, and
helping kids meet reading goals this summer! 


This summer, families need more support than ever before. With kids out of school and summer camps and public libraries mostly closed, families are seeking high-quality educational content to not only help kids with academics but also provide a safe space for courageous conversations about the world with their family and friends. Reading together every day is one of the best ways parents can help their children succeed both inside and outside of the classroom, and helps to foster important conversations at home. 

This summer, families need more support than ever before. With kids out of school and summer camps and public libraries mostly closed, families are seeking high-quality educational content to not only help kids with academics but also provide a safe space for courageous conversations about the world with their family and friends. Reading together every day is one of the best ways parents can help their children succeed both inside and outside of the classroom, and helps to foster important conversations at home. 

This decision is informed by Caribu’s research-based commitment to supporting children's literacy and family connections, particularly during these challenging times. Summer is a crucial moment to provide engaging reading opportunities to kids while they are out of school so they can continue to build their skills and nurture a life-long love for learning. According to research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students who read during the summer gain an average of 1 month of reading proficiency. Students who don’t read lose an average of 2-3 months proficiency and over time, those lost months add up to years.


Caribu is committed to providing at-home learning over the summer months with the #CampCaribu Summer Reading Challenge, the world’s first summer reading program that you can experience together in a video-callThey’re the only virtual summer reading camp where kids can read with family and friends in a video-call to meet their goals. CampCaribu will help keep the kids engaged and entertained while parents work from home and continue to be mindful of social distancing.


On June 8, they’ll be kicking off #CampCaribu which will include 100 days of activities, featured books, and weekly themed reading categories with challenges and prizes to keep kids on track for the next school year. It’s 100 days of summer reading in your pocket!


To receive the free #CampCaribu weekly activities and challenges, families can go to caribu.com/summer to download the app, create an account, and then enjoy their free access. Sign up by June 8th so your child will be eligible for the ‘100 Day Summer Reading Streak’ challenge prize! The in-app library includes 1000+ books, games, activities, and coloring sheets, in eight languages, for kids to immediately use in a Caribu Video-Call with a friend or family member. 


“Even though states are opening up, and parents are feeling a bit more comfortable having their children socialize, we’re not even close to 100% yet. Kids are used to keeping up with their summer reading goals by visiting the library or spending time reading with grandparents, and both activities look very different in Summer 2020,” said Caribu CEO and Co-Founder Max Tuchman. “We’re committed to ensuring that every child has a world-class library in their pocket, with kid-friendly anti-racist content that helps them make sense of the world around them, that they can share in an interactive video-call with a loved one this summer.”


Named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Best Inventions

Uses fun books and activities to help kids stay focused and engaged while video chatting

Includes over 1000+ titles (and growing) from leading children’s publishers like Highlights, Mattel,

Usborne, Baby Einstein and more

Features fun games, educational activities, and coloring pages

Books available in 8 languages 

Users in 200+ countries

Free and unlimited usage of the platform during Summer 2020


This is a tough time for everyone to be apart. Caribu offers a fun way for kids to achieve their summer reading goals with their family and friends from a safe social distance in an interactive video-call. You can learn more about Caribu on ouwebsite and Facebook Page.





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