Hooked on Phonics
Most parents are familiar with Hooked on Phonics, either because their parents used the program or because we grew up watching their commercials on TV. Children can learn the basics of reading through the interactive learning modules. The learn-to-read program is now available as one of the best reading apps for kids on both Android and iPhone devices. The app is free to download, but there are in-app purchases that have to be made to gain full access to the app. Try these activities to improve your child’s fine motor skills.
Another classic educational resource from the past is now available as a smart phone app. On Reading Rainbow, users can explore a library of interactive digital books and videos, all chosen with the purpose of cultivating a love of reading in young children.This app is available for free on iPhone, Kindle, and Android devices.
Starfall Learn to Read
Using 15 digital mini-books, Starfall Learn to Read teaches children basic reading skills with each book focusing on a specific vowel. The app also has videos and additional activities to further enrich the user’s experience. Good news: Starfall is also one of the highest rated free apps for kids and it is available for Kindle, Android, and iPhone devices.