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11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills


Common Sense Media rates 11 apps and games that help kids ages 2 and older build reading skills.
 

Storybook Reading (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 2+ 
A unique tool for shared reading, this app is easy to use but takes time.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Storybook Reading (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 2+ 
Tool that allows you to record yourself reading books to share with loved ones.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Elmo Loves ABCs

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 3+ 
A multi-faceted app for learning the alphabet with tracing, games, puzzles, videos, and songs
Devices: iPad, Andriod, Kindle Fire

 

SUPER WHY ABC Adventures: Alphabet ($2.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 3+ 
This collection of mini-games focuses on capital and lowercase letters, letter sounds, and letter writing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire

 

Bob’s Books #1—Reading Magic ($1.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 4+ 
This app features an excellent interactive early phonics storybook.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Monkey Word School Adventure ($1.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 5+
A cute monkey guides kids through six early-reading games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android



 

My Reading Tutor ($19.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 5+ 
This game offers strong educational content in an entertaining way.
Devices: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi

 

uKloo (Free)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 5+
Customizable scavenger hunt game that makes reading fun
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Read2Go ($19.99)

4 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 5+ 
Customizable reading tool paired with Bookshare.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

 

Cosmos Chaos ($29.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 8+ 
An imaginative sci-fi role-playing game that entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Devices: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi

 

Ready to Learn Reading ($29.99)

5 out of 5 stars
Recommended Age: 8+ 
An imaginative sci-fi role-playing game that entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Devices: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi

 

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