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English Learning Apps for Kids

Kids English apps are fun and motivating for kids. Let Educational App Store help you find the very best English apps for kids that provide practice with essential skills in phonics, phonics awareness, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

There are some literacy games to build upon children’s phonic knowledge; this includes studying and practicing animal sounds, to help with blending and recognizing phonemes. Kids can listen to songs to improve their vocabulary and speaking skills.

Here is the list of best English learning apps for your elementary and middle school kids to to help your child learn English.

    Zebrainy: kids learning games is an easy to use, educational app featuring games, stories, cartoons, letters, numeracy, sizes, colours, shapes and much more. This app is suitable for ages 2 to 6 and helps develop emotional intelligence, logic and reasoning. The app is based on the adventures of a Zebra who travels to a number of wonderful places where they encounter problem-solving activities and interactive storytelling. This app is free from adverts and is a subscription-based package. A limited free trial is available to new subscribers to the application. The application runs many subscriptions-based services ranging from an initial monthly intro to 3 monthly subscriptions ($34.99) to a yearly subscription fee ($99.99). The application is supported by an extensive developers’ website and parents will be pleased to know that it is child-safe including a time limit within the application to avoid too much screen time.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


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    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is first and foremost a colouring app that is aimed at the younger end of the market. However, this doesn't mean that it can only be used by younger users in fact being a colouring app and colouring being linked strongly to positive mental health this app could indeed be used by anyone of any age. That being said this is app will though, predominately be used by those children on the younger end of the scale. The developer's have recognised this and have created the app to help parents engage young children in the content of the app whilst also keeping them busy, something the developers claim is every parents dream!

    Devices: Windows


    This is a game based app that encourages users to compete against themselves to get as high a score as is possible. Technically there is not limit to high a score that a user could get meaning that someone using the app could continually use it and keep improving on their best score. In fact, the write up on the website jokes that this app could potentially destroy your sleep patterns as you try to get the highest score possible! Although at it's route this app is a game there are also a number of other benefits for users within it. The aim of the app is to create as many words, within the time limit given, that all must start with the letter given. Therefore scores can certainly depend on the first letters that are randomly selected by the app. In playing this game myself for a number of hours I certainly found that with some letters I was getting lower scores just because there seemed fewer words that I could think of that began with these letters. In this way the app clever aims to help it's users expand their vocabulary and thinking skills to get the highest possible score they can achieve.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Zayn and Zayna’s Little Farm is about a family that lives in an English village. The aim of the application is to provide simple activities to reinforce the principal that family life is the foundation of human society and is the seed bed for passing on some key virtues. The application has a great variety of activities ranging from videos to colouring in sheets that can be printed out.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Montessori Preschool app is crammed full of high-quality learning activities for young children. It packages them into an environment that encourages exploration and stress-free learning. The Montessori Preschool app is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. Download Montessori Preschool for free. There are in-app purchases available. To unlock even more content by subscribing starting at £5.99

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Learning to read can be a pleasure with the right selection of books and for many children, this was the Dr. Seuss books.  Today's children can improve their reading fluency and develop a joy in reading by engaging with all of these books, in an enhanced form, in the official app.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Homer Reading is an early literacy app designed to help kids learn to read. Homer Reading includes storybooks as well as activities that teaches kids about phonics, letters, and words. Kids can develop reading skills through stories, phonics lessons, songs, their own voice recordings, drawing, and more. Kids can use the web-based version on computers or tablets or the Homer Reading app for iOS and Android.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Accomplish Reading has been created to help users to improve their reading comprehension. After reading a number of sentences users are asked to agree or disagree as to whether the sentence makes sense. Clicking on the correct answer moves the user onto the next sentence however, if they get it wrong they are prompted to re-read the sentence and try again. The whole point of the app and the process of re-reading is to teach users the importance of re-reading sentences to gain an understanding and improvement on reading comprehension. The app also provides personalised feedback and progress reports for each of the users on the app.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The Night Zookeeper is an easy to use, child-friendly platform based around a series of magical storybooks. This online platform is designed to inspire and help primary school children (6 to 12 years of age) with their creative writing as well as teaching them about grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing skills and drawing through a series of lessons and games. 

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    This app is aimed at helping young children, who are just beginning to learn about language and numbers, the opportunity to extend their understanding through creative enterprises. Users are encouraged to draw a number of different pictures throughout the app which are all linked to the learning of specific areas such as language or numeracy. These are all backed up with lots of helpful comments and directions through the app meaning that there is a lot of support even for those children who are just beginning to learn all the new aspects of communication. The developer has a few other apps in a similar vein, and these are all well used across many platforms with lots of users currently accessing their content.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Sight Words: Reading Games’ is a child-friendly learning platform that helps students get familiar with sight words. Sight words are common words that don't follow basic phonics and are designed to help kids read faster. Dolch Sight words are many of the most common written words. The app includes six games in the full version and 2 in the free version. The application is free from in-app adverts but does display in-app purchases for further content in the free version. The application is available on the iOS/Android platforms and suitable for ages 8 and under supporting Pre School, Kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. This application American based but could also support students within the UK supporting Reception year, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Khan Academy Kids is a free app that includes a wealth of eBooks, learning activities, songs, and videos for your child to learn about numbers, letters, emotions, the world around them and much more.  Kids can learn a variety of foundational skills in Math and English language arts. Specific topics include numbers, simple addition, logic, letters, blending sounds, early reading. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Duolingo ABC is a free app helps young children learn to read with 300 different lessons, like assisted reading, decoding, and sight words. It uses letter tracing, interactive storytelling, and other activities to teach kids ages 4 and up phonics, reading comprehension, and more. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    This is app has been designed to help children, who already have a grasp of reading, the ability to learn sight words in a fun and interactive way. Through playing games and 'fighting' against the witch and her monsters who have stolen all the words from all of the books the user must listen to the voice read out the words that they need to 'free'. Specific sight words can also be selected to focus on in the app if the user requires a more personalised learning experience.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Hooked on Phonics app is digital reading program based on the phonics learn to read system. Early learners enjoy songs, games, and interactive lessons in this literacy app that teaches print concepts, phonological awareness and phonics word recognition. Hooked on Phonics is available to download for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android devices and for desktop computers (Windows and Mac)

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Kiddopia is a collection of games and activities designed to entertain and educate kids. Kiddopia is a fun app that teaches a variety of skills to young children. It covers everything from shapes, colors, alphabet, spelling, logic and patterns to creativity and self-expression. The games are designed by parents focused on making the learning process fun and intuitive. Kiddopia is free to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Univoice is a multi-language learning app (French, Spanish, German, and English) that teaches you the language solely through music.  The app gamifies language learning by prioritising relevant vocabulary, authentic language and slang, and promoting long-term retention through regular and repetitive listening to songs and music genres that appeal to the user.  The Univoice app allows users to sing along to songs in a target language of their choosing with an immediate feedback loop as a way to accelerate and complement their overall learning program.  

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The developers of this app are well known for producing other educational based apps and already have a number of well regarded apps in the series that this app is a part of. If you are already familiar with these apps then the look and design of this app will be very familiar to you. All of the aspects that have made their previous apps a success; from the look to the functionality are all the same. A big bonus for the app in my opinion. The app itself aims to help users understand and improve upon their abilities with the English language through everyday situations making the learning of the language more geared towards real life rather than the fundamentals and mechanics of the language itself. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a vocabulary app that aims at helping young people, with a good understanding of the English language, the ability to continue to improve. This is a game based app that follows the story of Victor who, living in a castle, has had all of his words taken away by a dragon. It is up to the user to move through the game completing the word exercises in a bit to retrieve them and to help Victor recover all his words.  It is worth mentioning that this is an American app so there are some American spellings of words and some words that would be more known to American children rather than English ones. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is a story based English Language app that aims, through storytelling, to help users learn the English language. The app has been created and produced by a Czech linguist who in wanting to help others learn different languages came up with the idea of utilising stories to introduce them different languages. Although the app has predominately been created to help those wanting to learn English as an additional language it also has many benefits for young children who are just learning to read themselves.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Children who play Zoolingo - Preschool & Kindergarten Games will be drawn in by the beautifully drawn and brightly coloured graphics.  Behind them, though, lies a wealth of fun and educational activities to help young children consolidate and develop their learning.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Fact Mountain — 19th-Century British Literature is an app designed to broaden readers' knowledge about classic works of literature. It covers both the content and the background to the book in a series of clues that begin in the obscure and gradually move towards the precise.  How many clues will it take you to identify the book in question?

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is a free app whose aim is to make reading text as simple as it can possibly be. The app has been been developed by a Japanese company however it is based solely in the English language. To use the app you copy text from any website/webpage onto your phone or ipad and then the open the app. Once you have done so you are able to then read the text as it moves across the screen at whatever pace you chose. Although this is the sole purpose of the app it does allow the user to read text quicker and also helps them to improve their reading speed as they become use to the speed that it travels across the screen.

    Devices: iPhone iPad