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Endless Reader

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+

About Endless Reader

Endless Reader is an animated educational app for teaching sight words to children six years of age and younger. Endless Reader app introduces kids to sight words and phonics with interactive animations that demonstrate the meaning of the words as well as how to spell them.

Teacher Review

Endless Reader app is great for helping children learn and internalize basic phonic skills, and put them to use in a simple, interactive way.

The children really engaged with this app and even 3 year olds were able to successfully complete the letters and sentences. It was lovely to see the children so engaged with learning. From an expert perspective this app clearly helps children with literacy skills from recognising letters and sight words to the concept of words within sentences. 

Preschool kids will love the cuddly monsters and animated sight words, which act out there definitions in order to increase engagement and retention of common sight words. Each word is presented as a card inside a monster's mouth. Kids scroll through the cards to choose the word they want to explore. Read aloud to kids and let them fill in certain sight words (start with letting them read the word "the" in a short picture book. 

The Endless Reader app also uses interactive puzzles to underscore the definition and usage of words.
 
Endless Reader is a follow-up app to Endless Alphabet, which used a similar format to teach phonics and vocabulary. Endless Alphabet was arguably the more effective of the two apps, however, as the Endless Reader app can confuse kids by mixing phonics and sight word instruction. 
 
Sight words are often taught that way because sounding them out letter by letter doesn't work; the word “Taught”, for example, can't be sounded out letter by letter without needlessly confusing the preschoolers this app is designed for.
 
Endless Reader is safe for preschool children, who will find the animations delightful and engaging. There are possibly more effective and affordable mobile apps for teaching sight words to preschoolers. 
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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Skills

Communication Skills
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Originator Inc.

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Description

*From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book and Another Monster.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.*

As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.

Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!

** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **

Features:
- 6 words free to try, and the complete Reader Pack 1 of 20 additional words available for purchase. More Reader Packs will be available for purchase in the future.
- Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
- Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
- Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.

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