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Best Apps for helping your child to read


Learn with Homer: Reading and Education

This learn-to-read app is an award winning app based on Harvard and Stanford research developed in the USA. It has interactive games, with words, songs and poems that teach kids about how letters create sounds and meaning in stories. It is $7.99 on itunes but comes with one month free for kids (and parents) to try out.


Hooked-on-Phonics Learn to Read App

Hooked On Phonic is also an award winning app which has helped millions of children learn to read. The Learn to Read has a free version with three lessons showing kids ‘ how sounds become words and words become stories’. As the child moves through each of the lessons they collect awards for their work. Every lesson is interactive and there are stories that kids can read with their parents.

Reading Raven HD

Help your children learn to read with their own personal reading adventure guide! With the Reading Raven companion guiding them along, children will go on delightful fun-filled adventures where they will encounter fly eating frogs, caterpillars that turn into butterflies, circus acrobats, ball balancing seals, underwater sea creatures, snow monsters, flying penguins, space robots, rhyming rockets, and much more!


Bob Books Reading Magic

Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Even very young children love the simple drag-and-drop interface. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read. Bob Books Reading Magic brings children a satisfying, successful first reading experience.






















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