Reading Apps (for younger students)

All are Free with One Exception

Below are some apps to help young children learn to read and create stories. Enjoy!


Montessori Crosswords: This is the only app listed that is not free, but it's so good I had to mention it. Great for learning to read. (It's $2.99).


Phonics and Reading with McGuffey Lite: learn letter sounds and words


OG Card Deck App-useful for connecting letters and groups of letters to their sounds; Kids can practice the sound/symbol connections they're learning in school


Sound Beginnings-interactive games that practice matching pictures by their sounds and matching letters to sounds


ABC Magic apps: learn letter sounds and words


Fry Words-provides practice for sight words; can customize


Phonics Silly Sentences Free-Short Vowels: provides fun activities that help children with short vowel sounds


Sentence Reading Magic-This app features easy to read 2 and 3 word sentences


Starfall Learn to Read-provides a good mix of reading, games, songs and videos; it is also a website


Sock Puppets: lets you create your own lip-synced videos; add puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-sync to your voice


Superhero Comix-create comic books with different scenes; can record thier own voices and move characters


Toontastic 3D-animate cartoons and records your voice (need IOS9.0)


Storykit: create an electronic storybook


SAS Read Aloud on the Ipad: access numerous books with three reading modes: Read to Me, Help Me Read, and Read by Myself. There is an option to record, so readers can see the words highlighted and hear a familiar voice.

I Like Picture Book Series, by Miranda Paul-(can add your own voice and photos)

includes:

I Like Dogs: Listen to a story or record your own voice in this picture book for young students

I Like Planes: Listen to a story or record your own voice in this picture book for young students

I Like Spring: Listen to a story or record your own voice in this picture book for young students


KidsDoodle-can use this as a drawing app as well as a fun way to spell words


Finger Paint with Sounds-can draw and spell accompanied by some music or sound effects


Phonics Genius-great app for kids with some prior reading experience to improve reading skills; lets kids practice connecting letters to sounds and building words