Are you a teacher getting ready to send your students home for 8-10 weeks of summer break? Or a parent who will be home with your *bored* children very soon for a LONG summer? I’ve been searching high and low, and I have found my Top Ten Reading Apps (for I-pads) to keep them reading all summer long. I’m joining The Reading Crew for a Month of Literacy Learning in May. Today’s post will have you fully prepared to keep your students (and your own children) reading this summer!
Top Ten Reading Apps
Here’s a rundown of my Top Ten Reading Apps along with a printable list you can send home with parents at the end of school!
- Speed Reading Academy – is a fun, educational app that helps young readers build their fluency and stamina. This interactive app is designed to help students increase their reading speed while playing along with the game.
2. EPIC is a subscription-based e-book library that’s just $4.99 per month, and it’s filled with more than 20,000 e-books!
3. Reading Rainbow‘s SKYBRARY is a carefully curated, ever expanding interactive library of digital books and video explorations designed to engage young readers and foster a love of learning.
4. For great nonfiction reading practice, the Time for Kids app can’t be beat. It brings current events to life for children.
5. Starfall is perfect for younger students. This was originally just a website, but it is being transitioned into an app. Starfall is a wonderful website with many great learning materials for kids in PreK to Grade 2. Keep an eye on this app as it continues to expand!
6. Sight Words Learning Games and Reading Flash Cards provides ample opportunities to learn all 220 Dolch words through a series of six games and activities.
7. For emerging readers, BOB Books have always been a favorite. Now they’re an app!! They take children on an interactive journey that blends learning, reading, and fun.
8. Another fun sight word app is Sight Word Ninja. If you’ve ever played Fruit Ninja, you know how addictive it is. In this game, the fruit is replaced with sight words! How fun does that sound?
9. Teach Your Monster to Read is one of my favorites! Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning phonics and reading game that’s helped over a million children learn to read.
10. The Dr. Seuss Treasury includes 55 Dr. Seuss classics which have been adapted into delightful interactive experiences.
Click the image below to download this list of Top Ten Reading Apps in a printable format to send home with your students’ parents. Believe me, they’ll thank you!
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