Technology is coming for kids’ story time, but maybe not in the way that you think. The future of bedtime stories, as MIT Technology Reviewdescribes it, won’t involve tablets or reading off screens, but it will have sound effects.
Novel Effect is an app that uses voice recognition to track the bedtime stories you’re reading to your kids and insert sound effects and music in response to certain cue words. It’s similar to a home assistant, such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home, except instead of playing music and setting kitchen timers for you, it’s on the ear-out for keywords contained in certain kids’ books.
A Voice Recognition App Adds Sound Effects While You Read to Your Kids [MentalFloss]