Reading Apps

This list of awesome reading apps will help your child practice essential literacy skills. The apps listed will help kids build skills in print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, and writing.

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Say Word is a perfect tool for students in middle to upper elementary on up to use for practice with difficult homophones and easily-confused words. Most will find the vocabulary ...
education apps

Moms and teachers have voted. Here’s our list of the Best Educational Apps for Kids. Perfect for keeping children mentally active these apps compliment all that hard work in the ...
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The Berenstain Bears are going on a car trip and they're inviting kids to read along in this illustrated ebook.
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A cute storybook app that introduces readers and the My Little Pony friends to Pinkie Pie's sister Maud-a very unique pony unlike any of the others. A great story with ...
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The Sight Word Adventure is a thorough and comprehensive practice system for some of the most important early-reading words that every child must master to gain fluency.
My pony

My Little Pony: Hearts & Hooves Day is a cute storybook app perfect for Valentine's Day that teaches children about friendship and honesty.
billy possum

Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension is among the best reading comprehension apps I have seen in the Marketplace, with an unusual focus on vital higher-level comprehension skills and even opportunities to ...
stormsky

Kids will never look at a car wash the same way again after joining Storm & Skye on their magical adventure.
happystar

Send kids to bed with a reminder to fill their days with kind acts so they can brighten their own personal stars.
shortvowels

Short Vowel Word Study takes the first steps of a proven program to teach children to read and wraps them up into a fun and enjoyable, yet simple and effective ...
rudolph

Read the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, complete with images and sound effects from the iconic Christmas movie.
elmolovesyou

People and monsters love a lot of things, but Elmo loves one thing in particular... you. Read along as he reminds kids how much they're loved.
voice dream reader

Voice Dream Reader will open the doors of reading to many people struggling due to vision problems, dyslexia or other literacy issues.
berenstain

Another great storybook app from Oceanhouse Media that gives a bit of history behind Thanksgiving, while teaching little ones about having compassion for animals.
snoopy

This is another wonderful Charlie Brown classic that has been turned into an interactive storybook app for children of all ages. Very well done!
gobble

Gobble: The Famous Thanksgiving Turkey is a cute, music-themed storybook app that tells the tale of how Thanksgiving came to be and includes additional activities for children of all ages ...
looney

Looney Tunes Phonics is an entertaining way to learn or review basic phonics concepts from pre-kindergarten through third grade.
mybackpack

Replace the heavy books with Waterford Learning's app full of digital stories, educational songs, and fun math review games.
monsters

Monsters Behave is an entertaining and amusing app that will gently remind kids about good manners.
chororobin

A delightful story has kids follow an adorable cat, Choro, and a helpful Robin as they head out on a day filled with adventure.
kidawesome

Kid Awesome Kindergarten will really take young students through their paces, and they will hardly know it’s an educational app because it is so incredibly engaging.
wherearewe

Four interactive stories introduce kids to the solar system, the desert, the North and South poles, and the entire globe.
storyofkalkalilh

The Story of Kalkalilh is a beautifully illustrated story with a traditional feel that encourages kids to listen to their parents.
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Beautiful watercolor illustrations, puzzles, and a short learning activity add to the story of Lars, a horse, as he interacts with his other animal friends.
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Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by iRead With takes advantage of all of the iPad’s features and offers a host of support for parents who want to help their ...
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A simple yet entertaining app, uKloo will provide hours of practice with basic reading and comprehension skills.
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The Little Bug is a delightful ebook designed for young children. It’s an uplifting story of a young caterpillar learning about the talents of other forest friends and finding his ...
sidthesquid

Engaging story follows Sid the Squid as he searches for the perfect career, but lacks interactive fun.
my little pony party of one

Delightful book app that My Little Pony fans will enjoy. Follow Pinkie and the other My Little Pony friends as they plan a surprise party. Parents will be surprised too, ...
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Encourage kids to eat their vegetables just like the dragon in this cute story with a positive message.
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Bud’s Rhyming Words gives beginning readers a great introduction to word family and rhyming concepts.
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Curious George Goes Camping by iRead With offers a comprehensive experience for young readers and their parents and will build countless early skills.
lostredscarf

Send kids on a low-key adventure before bed while reading through this cute, interactive eBook.
littlecrittershapes

Get reacquainted with Little Critter as he discovers his shapes and teaches them to kids too in this short, cute board book turned eBook.
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The Sentence Builder App allows users to drag and drop words from a given sentence into their correct order, building grammar and comprehension skills.
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Caillou: My First Play offers a great shared reading experience for young children and their parents or caregivers.
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In traditional Curious George fashion an innocent field trip to the fire station turns out to be so much more. Join Curious George in this much loved story now available ...
Free App Friday

Welcome to another Free App Friday. Most apps are listed on our sister site, FreeAppFriday.com. If we’ve reviewed and recommend the app we list it below. Enjoy!   view all FREE APP ...
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Vowel Stories for Beginning Readers: Short Sounds offers another avenue of focused vowel practice for beginning readers, young struggling readers, or students who are learning English.
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Phonics: Fun on Farm is a fun and educational app that will help young children learn basic literacy skills through playful activities.