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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.


App Info Price: Overview Gary’s Place is a delightful storybook app that tells the story of a young gopher who strikes out on his own. It’s a story of growing up, realizing what you have, and the dangers of wanting too much. Gary learns a valuable lesson in the happily-ever-after ending. Features include: Clear navigation …

The Read With Me Fluency app offers a simple and convenient way to assess student reading to teachers, parents, tutors, and others who need to monitor progress. The app allows users to administer an informal reading inventory (a common tool) to single students or entire classrooms or groups.

Flip Flap Farm is a flipbook with a twist. In this non-traditional story, kids control the content. Instead of simply creating unique animals as they flip the pages, kids get to read a story about them as they go. Kids can make squabbits, purkeys and a host of other animals just by swiping from page to page.

App Info Price: Overview Just Saving My Money is another great Little Critter story by Oceanhouse Media that teaches children about earning and saving their money for a specific purchase. With great sound effects, text highlighting, and narration options, this digital storybook app not only teaches children about saving, but allows them to work on …

This game is well-thought out and appealing for a range of skill levels. The practice mode is engaging, and the team and competitive modes add valuable play options.

Whether your student is struggling with reading or sailing along smoothly, extra practice is important. The iPad and iPhone apps are perfect for engaging many types of students in this vital practice. Check out our recommendations and tips.

This application may not be the best choice for third grade readers due to the high reading levels. It does a good job of providing comprehension activities, and could be useful for more able students.