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Honda Drivers Can Access Free Children’s Audiobooks with New App

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Honda Road Readers App

Today Honda is launching a new app for Apple and Android devices called Honda Road Readers, which will provide Honda drivers with free access to children’s audiobooks that kids and families can listen to during long drives.

The Japanese automaker also released an introductory video which provides more details about the educational app:

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“The goal for the Honda Road Readers program is to provide an educational and entertaining alternative to the usual car ride and inspire young listeners to vividly imagine,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Honda and Acura Regional Media and Marketing at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This effort is a powerful demonstration of our commitment to the brand’s ‘Power of Dreams’ philosophy by encouraging our customers and their families to dream big together.”

Honda owners who want to access the app can do so by visiting to register for the app and then download it in the Apple or Android store. Owners will then have to scan or type in their Honda vehicle’s 17-character VIN, before gaining access to five free audiobooks aimed at kids 5 to 16 years of age, with the first being J. M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan.

Many of the books come with critical-thinking questions aimed at getting children to truly engage with the literature, thanks to Honda’s partnership with the National Teacher of the Year Program run by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

“Students learn best when they have enthusiastic teachers, and parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Honda Road Readers will help families share the infectious fun of reading together on journeys of the mind, the imagination and the heart,” says Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th-grade English teacher in Burbank, California who was named the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. “Reading not only boosts academic success but also awakens a person’s social and civic sense. They help us know and be mesmerized by the world around us and give us a sense of how we fit in. Simply put, books change lives for the better.”

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