Buzz 'n' Read!

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Standard Version

For beginner readers - This Standard version of Buzz 'n' Read teaches reading by using important step-by-step techniques based on the PHONICS and structure of Standard English.

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About Buzz 'n' Read!

Buzz ‘N’ Read teaches children how to read. This is a revolutionary app designed to enhance reading comprehension and vocabulary skills by listening to your child as they sound out words in the context of a short story. This app provides a unique and engaging experience for children ages 4+ who need to improve their reading abilities. With its user-friendly interface and interactive features, Buzz 'N' Read aims to make the learning process enjoyable and effective. It’s easy for young children to navigate the app with some adult guidance. Compatible with iOS 14.0 or later, macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.

Buzz 'n' Read! Review

What we love about Buzz ‘N’ Read app.

This app offers two versions of the same app; one in standard English dialect and the other in African-American dialect. For children whose native language is a different dialect then the English dialect used in public education, they are doing twice the amount of work by processing both dialects of African-American English and Standard English. Buzz ‘N’ Read addresses a serious need for black children to have access to quality educational apps with representation and dialect choices that are similar to their home life and reflective of their culture.

What skills does it teach?

Buzz ‘N’ Read teaches kids how to read with explicit instruction on decoding phonemes, blends, and digraphs. Some of the key skills that the app focuses on include; Reading Skills through interactive stories, phonics lessons, and comprehension exercises to enhance reading comprehension and fluency, Vocabulary Building by utilizing word games, word puzzles, and word recognition activities to enhance word knowledge, Phonics and Phonological Awareness by guiding kids through exercises to help them understand the sounds of letters and how they combine to form words, Comprehension Skills through it’s exercises, questions, and quizzes to assess and enhance understanding of the text, Writing Skills through simple writing prompts, grammar lessons, and practice of sentence structure. Buzz 'N' Read app offers a comprehensive learning experience that targets various language and literacy skills, fostering a love for reading and improving overall language proficiency.

What age is it appropriate for

The Buzz 'N' Read app is designed for children 4+. It offers a range of educational and entertaining activities suitable for kids between the ages of 4 and 10.

Is Buzz ‘N’ Read app easy to use?

I really appreciated how incredibly easy Buzz “N’ Read is. Upon downloading and opening this app, I was able to get started very quickly. Its designed for beginning readers, specifically Black children, to learn to read using stories with characters that look and sound like them. The app provides instructions and guidance through a natural sounding young narrator, making the learning process friendly and accessible. Additionally, the app listens to the child as they read, using speech recognition to help them sound out words correctly. 

How will students benefit?

Buzz 'N' Read app is designed to make the process of learning to read fun and engaging for students, while also providing them with the necessary phonics skills to become strong readers. The app provides spoken instructions and narrations, making it easy for students to navigate and use the app independently when needed. The stories include characters that look and sound like the students, making it relatable and engaging. The app focuses on the need for more phonics based instruction in African-American English dialect and Standard English dialect, (which is supported by the research of professor of Speech and Language Pathology, Julie A. Washington, at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, and linked on the Buzz 'N' Read website. Phonics provides students with the ability to sound out almost any word they come across, even if they have never seen it before. By listening to the child while they read, the app provides feedback and reinforcement, helping them to learn to read more accurately.

How will parents benefit?

Buzz 'N' Read app offers parents a convenient and engaging platform to support their child's reading development. From providing access to a wide range of books to offering interactive features and progress tracking, Buzz ‘N’ Read can empower parents to actively participate in their child's reading journey and foster a love for reading. The reading materials themselves are all age appropriate which parents can easily access for their children. The app offers interactive reading experiences, such as read-along options and audio narration. This can be particularly beneficial for parents who want more tools for daily read alouds to their children. Most importantly, the audio narration feature stories that will build independent reading habits.

How will teachers benefit?

Buzz ‘N’ Read provides teaching tools that can be used to engage students with reading and enhance the learning experience. By incorporating learning supplements found within the app, such as the interactive quizzes, multimedia resources, and customizable lesson plans, teachers will find that this app quickly engages new readers. It’s easy to individualize learning with Buzz ‘N’ Read and monitor student progress to tailor teaching strategies that meet diverse student needs. This app has the potential to free up some time in the classroom, allowing teachers to focus less on gathering materials and more on instructional planning and individual student support.

What can Buzz ‘N’ Read app improve on?

I would love to see more book offerings, although what is currently in the Buzz ‘N’ Reads library is already varied. Additionally, accessibility features for children with learning disabilities, such as having dyslexia, would also improve Buzz ‘N’ Read.

How much does Buzz ‘N’ Read app cost?

This app is completely free to use, with no in-app purchases or membership fees. It's generous open use platform does not require a fee of any kind. There are also no ads that would distract young readers.

Is Buzz ‘N’ Read app safe to use?

This app does not collect any data from the app and does not share any data with third parties. There are no links to third-party websites of services. With no in-app purchases or membership fees parents and teachers can confidently implement Buzz ‘N’ Read to kids learning app library. 

Overall rating of the app.

I’m happy to rate this app 5 out of 5 stars! I have no doubt Buzz ‘N’ Read will help many young readers and participate in closing the gap in reading materials for black children whose native language is African-American English Dialect. 

App Details



iPad, iPhone





In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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