10 Apps and Programs for Learning to Read

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Learning to read is an important milestone for young children, and there are now many apps and programs available that can help make the process fun and engaging. Here are 10 apps and programs that can support your child’s reading journey:

  1. Homer” – Homer is an app that helps children learn and grow. Their program delivers playful learning across subjects building the skills kids need through lessons and activities they love. It covers reading, math, social and emotional learning, thinking skills, and creativity. They have a 30 day free trial so you can see if it’s a good fit for your student. I made a video demonstrating Homer if you’d like to check it out and see what it’s like!
  2. Reading.com” – An app based phonics program created by teaching.com. It provides easy step-by-step lessons that take 20 minutes per day. It’s designed for a parent and child to use together. It has 99 lessons total. It’s great for kids ages 4-7. And they have a 7 day free trial.
  3. All About Reading” – All about Reading is a complete reading program that teaches phonics, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. It uses multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham instruction, and comes with scripted lessons that are easy to follow. They have quick 20 minute lessons. It’s great for all ages, including pre-readers, teens, and adults.
  4. Reading Eggs” – An app that teaches children how to read with fun, engaging games and activities. It uses songs, games, and rewards to motivate children to keep exploring and learning. It’s great for children ages 2-13. They have a 30 day free trial.
  5. Hooked on Phonics” – An app that teaches your child to read and also has a physical component that is mailed to you each month as part of your subscription. It includes games, animated music videos, and stickers and certificates to help motivate your child to succeed. Each lesson takes 20 minutes or less. Your subscription also includes Hooked on Math and Hooked on Spelling. Great for kids ages 3-8. You can try your first month for $1.
  6. ABCmouse” – This comprehensive learning app includes a variety of reading activities, including interactive stories and games, to help children build their reading skills. It’s suitable for children ages 2-8. They have a 30 day free trial.
  7. Logic of English” – Logic of English is a program that uses the Science of Reading to help students learn to read. They have print, downloadable, and online options available. Their programs include instruction for reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and handwriting. Great for ages 5-8+.
  8. Readability” – An app that lets kids read aloud and gives them real-time feedback from an interactive AI tutor. It builds vocabulary by focusing on age appropriate terms to help them learn the meaning and correct pronunciations. Great for grades K-6. They have a 30 day free trial.
  9. Vooks” – Think “video books.” A FREE online library of storybooks brought to life with animation, read-aloud narration, music and sounds, and read-along text. Connecting what they hear to the words they follow along with helps improve fluency, comprehension, and focus. Great for ages 2-8.
  10. Teach Your Monster to Read” – An online game that makes learning to read fun! The computer version is FREE, or they have a paid app so you can take it on the go. I made a video demonstrating Teach Your Monster to Read if you’d like to see what it’s like!

Overall, these apps and programs can be a great way to support your child’s reading journey and make learning to read fun and engaging. Just be sure to monitor your child’s app usage and choose age-appropriate apps to ensure that they’re getting the most out of their learning experience.

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