Knigovishte.bg is an educational online platform that strengthens children’s ability to make sense of the books they read and encourages the development of reading habits.
It offers a tool to deal with one of the most important problems of education in the country today, namely the high levels of functional illiteracy among Bulgarian children and young adults. Knigovishte.bg addresses the development of skills for reading comprehension. It aids digital, media, and civic literacy and aims to overcome existing socio-economic inequalities.
The platform offers quizzes to an ever-growing number of children’s books in the range of 1st – 7th grade. The quizzes are created following a specially developed methodology. When solving the quizzes on the works they read, the children accumulate points, progress through game levels, receive awards that incentivise them to progress through the game, while reading books. When – as part of a class subscription – all children in a class have their own profiles, they can compare their achievements with those of their classmates. What happens then is that an own dynamic around books is being developed, which asserts reading as a valuable activity, and makes children proud of their reading progress.
The platform allows automatic generation of comparisons with the average achievements of the class, the school the city or all users, as well as comparisons between individual classes, schools and cities, thus offering an opportunity to upgrade live events, like reading competitions around its main functions.
As part of the platform, the first ever in Bulgaria online newspaper for kids 7-14 years of age was started. Vijde.bg brings to the kinds the most important news, and offers them insight into the problems of the global world in a language that is accessible and engaging.