Parents
How to Raise a Reader


Music and Media Reading Apps


Toddlers and Preschoolers will love interactive book apps as well as letter recognition, literacy, and language skills apps which provide a great foundation for reading. As you and your toddler go through the “pages” of this electronic pop-up book, you will enjoy hearing animal sounds, and discover fun surprises as you touch the various objects in the illustrations. Individual words are also pronounced with the touch of the finger. Electronic book apps can provide a good foundation for book knowledge such as reading from left to right or where to read on a page. Other literacy apps provide letter sounds, letter recognition, rhyming, alphabetic knowledge, listening and comprehension skills, book enjoyment and knowledge and writing skills.
  1. Reading Raven- Reading Raven is an extremely engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading.
  2. Reading Eggs- Learn to Read- Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning learning system that helps children learn to read. Based on scientific research and designed by literacy experts, it’s proven to help children learn to read using guided reading lessons, activities and e-books. This app will help toddlers build pre-reading skills such as phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge with fun activities, games, videos and read-aloud books. Children can also take their first steps in learning to read, covering phonics, sight words, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension.
  3. Super Why Phonics Fair- It’s Phonics Fair time! In this app from the hit PBS KIDS preschool series SUPER WHY, kids ages 3-6 celebrate as they learn reading, word-building and phonics skills through classic carnival-themed games.


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