Top Reading Apps
Most homes and classrooms have tablets now. It’s important that we as teachers and parents make the best use of technology. I’ve searched high and low for the top ten reading apps for kindergarten through second grade. Keep in mind that children should be limited in their use of tablets. 20-30 minutes per day is plenty of time! I’ve included a FREE printable list of the top reading apps that you can download for parents or teachers to use as a reference.
Top Ten Reading Apps for Kindergarten through Second Grade
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! This is also a great list to give parents at Open House!
- Speed Reading Academy – This fun, educational app helps young readers build their fluency and stamina. Speed Reading Academy is interactive, and it’s designed to help students increase their reading speed.
2. EPIC This 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 at various levels. There’s something for EVERY reader!
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 will help students learn all 220 Dolch words through a series of six games and activities. As you know, sight word mastery is CRITICAL for reading success!
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.
Parent Handout of the Top Reading Apps
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