5 Fantastic reading apps for children

1. READ ME STORIES (Android)

Your child will learn to read with confidence using Read Me Stories. 

Is your goal any of these?

  • To get a new book every day
  • To entertain your child
  • To read bedtime stories together
  • To make your child learn to read these stories by himself/herself.

Then Read Me Stories is  your best bet !  If you want your children to learn to read by themselves and graduate to  become awesome and confident little readers, you can help them accomplish all these !

2. CHICKTIONARY LITE – Spelling and Vocabulary for Grades 2-12 (iOS, Android)

Chicktionary is an award-winning app to help your children hone their spelling skills. Make as many words as you can from the seven letters on the chickens. Clucking chickens encourage you, and squawk when you make a mistake. This free version has 12 games. If you get stuck making words, give your device a shake to shuffle the hens.


Travel to distant lands with FarFarias library of more than 100 books for kids up to 9 years old. The library contains classics like “Princess and the Pea” and “Hansel and Gretel,” as well as more modern titles. To keep it interesting, four new stories are added each week.


Appropriate for children who are  already reading, this app helps a child develop critical thinking skills and comprehension.  It also encourages abstract thinking and inferring, a difficult skill to reinforce at such a young age.  It is one and  the only apps found to focus on inferring and abstract thinking.

5. THE LAND OF ME  Story Time. (iOS, Android)

This app, created in the UK, lets your children create their own stories by choosing one of three heroes, story lines, and endings (happy, sad, or funny).   Boys are fascinated with this app and love making different stories with their very own selections.  The stories themselves are very short and simple. A great app because it shows children how easy it is to make up stories.

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