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Some Very Good Android Apps to Develop Kids Reading and Literacy Skills

May 19, 2015
Looking for some good Android apps to help young kids develop strong literacy skills? The list below has you covered. We have sifted through the piles of apps in Google Play and handpicked for you the titles below. These are apps that have been endorsed by a wide majority of teachers and educators as is shown in the number of downloads and user reviews in Google Play store. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: help kids learn to read through a variety of interactive games and activities, expand kids vocabulary with new words, letter recognition and phonemic awareness, recognize sight words, learn the alphabet in fun an engaging ways (nursery rhymes, songs…etc), fun literacy games for kids, and many more. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy

1- Learn to Read: Monkey Junior

“Monkey Junior offers a comprehensive reading program for kids with multiple reading games which will help them to learn to read and expand their vocabulary. With a wide range of reading for kids courses (and growing), you will find suitable courses and reading activities that suit your child’s current reading skills.”

2- Phonics and Reading I Lite

“ This is a complete phonics and reading curriculum for beginners. Over 52 hours of lessons! From introducing letter sounds to reading complete stories, this adaptation of the time honored McGuffey reading method comes to life as a rich interactive learning experience!”

3- Sight Words Learning Games

“Sight words are words in English language that do not have a simple one-to-one correspondence between sounds and written letters, and therefore have to be learned “by sight.” Being able to quickly recognize sight words is a crucial part of learning how to read. Sight words mastery is a necessary step towards an enormous reading improvement.”

4- Learn the Alphabet (ABCs)

“Learn the Alphabet is a fun way for kids to learn their ABCs. All letters of the alphabet are included. There are videos to teach kids how to say and write each letter. Children can sing-a-long with the alphabet song. And the "Tap It" game is a fun way for kids to practice recognizing the letters of the alphabet.”

5- ABC Phonics

“Let your little ones learn the Alphabet in the fun way! ABC Phonics is full of interactive and dynamic learning games just right for your first ABCs!”

6- Super Why! from PBS KIDS

“Fun literacy games for kids ages 3 to 6. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten preparation and practice. Help your child achieve the Power to Read with this collection of four SUPER WHY interactive literacy games from PBS KIDS. Your child can play along with each of the four main characters from the TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading.”

7- Kids Reading Sight Words Lite

“Join Tammy the frog on a journey through four exciting activities (this Lite version contains only two activities) as she hops from one screen to the next to learn and review commonly used English words from the list of 220 Dolch sight words. There are five levels of vocabulary for the child to learn and review.”

8- Kids Learn to Read (Lite)

“Kids Learn to Read is a delightful game that invites preschool-aged children to blend sounds into words, read and form simple words, identify spoken words and learn word families.”

9- The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss

“Join the Cat in the Hat in this interactive book app as he stirs up some mischief while Dick and Sally's mother is out and about! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and follow along with three fun ways to read! Will Dick and Sally get things back to normal before Mother returns?”

10- Booksy

“Booksy is a learning-to-read platform for young kids (4-9). It's designed from the ground up to help young children, K through 2nd grade, practice and develop their reading skills.”