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Reading Apps for Kids

This list of reading apps will help your child practice essential literacy skills. Learning to read well is a vital skill for students to master. Learning to read well is a vital skill for students to master. Help them achieve that goal with the apps listed below to develop critical reading skills, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, story analysis and alphabetizing.

As children progresses, they will go from learning to read to reading to learn. That switch is a crucial component to your child's academic success, which is why educators focus so heavily on literacy in the curriculum. Literacy skills take lots of practice, but there are many enrichment activities that can help make learning to read enjoyable. Here are a few apps for squeezing in reading practice at home.



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    The Reading Comprehension app uses examples of text, listed by the year group they are most suited to and provides examples of fiction and non-fiction to develop comprehension skills.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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    This app links to the popular e-learning resource and website for Reading Eggs.

    Devices: iPad

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    Time for Bed little Ted is an application suitable for children 5 and under.

    Devices: iPad

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    This is an app of two parts with the aim of encouraging children to develop literacy skills.

    Devices: iPad

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    A well-presented interactive story book that allows young children to have a story read to them, or to read themselves as the story progresses, depending on their age and reading ability level.

    Devices: iPad

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    A fully integrated app that helps young people with all the aspects in learning how to read.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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    With fun activities and stories, this app is great for independent and adult supported learning.

    Devices: iPad

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    An easy to use Shakespeare app that explains key content to all Shakespeare’s plays as well as further information to extend anyone’s knowledge of the Bard.

    Devices: Android , iPad

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    Pirate Phonics 1: Kids Learn to Read is one of the many educational tools developed by Unit11 and it is packed with 41 phonic sounds spread across five islands.

    Devices: iPad

    What is my reading age app is a good way to get a feel for how well your child is reading and a fun way to test and improve their reading comprehension without feeling too much like a test.

    Devices: iPad

    Monkey Word School Adventure uses six different mini activities to help them with reading skills through phonics and word groups.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Endless Reader introduces kids to sight words and phonics with interactive animations that demonstrate the meaning of the words as well as how to spell them.

    Devices: iPad

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    Phonics Genius is a customizable flashcard-style app designed to help kids identify letter sounds and their relationship to words and has just about every conceivable phonetic combination presented in a high quality and completely enjoyable way.

    Devices: iPad

    Phonics Awareness is a great app for what could be called the middle of the process of building reading skills.

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    Cute character Tommy Turtle leads kids into blending letter sounds to form words.

    Devices: Android

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    A high quality, value for money app.

    Devices: iPad