Apps for Early Readers
The Apple iPad can be a great learning tool for young readers. Here is a list of iPad apps that encourage children to recognize sounds, write their letters, and begin reading. Of course, nothing beats sitting down and reading with your child, but when you're busy, let the little one play with the iPad.
Montessori Crosswords combines an alphabet, letter sounds, pictures and crosswords to engage new readers with spelling and phonics. Children are rewarded with groovy floating shapes to play with for completing the puzzle. ($1.99)
Word Bingo is a game of sight word recognition with playful little bugs for game pieces. Word Bingo has fun and engaging graphics with levels for pre-reading to 3rd grade. ($0.99)
The Little Engine That Could is an interactive ebook based closely on the classic book by Watty Piper. There is a Read to me or Read it Myself setting and interactive illustrations. Very cute! ($3.99)
Paint Sparkles is a wonderful app for writing letters using sparkly bright colors. Parents and children can use it for letter recognition, and children can get creative with the painting tools. (free)
Animal Sounds Fun Toddler Game is loads of fun for young pre-readers learning to recognize sounds. Animals moo and bark and the graphics are clear with the animal name below. (free)
PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit reads this classic tale aloud in a soothing British accent and engages children with soft music and playful interactive graphics. Good for pre-readers and early readers. ($4.99)
YouTube Says: Super Simple Preschool early childhood two letter word flashcards. When the traffic light turns red the word is spoken by the narrator....
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