Category Archives: reading, words

Review: The Sounding Out Machine can help kids become independent readers

Review: The Sounding Out Machine can help kids become independent readers

Bottom line: The Sounding Out Machine offers young readers an opportunity to learn independently by helping students break down words and sound them out just as if they were working with a teacher or parent. By allowing children to use pages from their own reading in the app itself, the app allows kids to better… Continue Reading

Free App Friday of Android for August 21

I don't know about where you live, but summer ends and a new school year begins this Monday for my kids. I've tried to help them not slip down the summer-slide with their academics with educational apps that are also fun. If you are looking for some apps to help round out your summer or get… Continue Reading

FREE innovative app for literacy! Bam Boomerang is a must-download for teachers and parents!

When I find a great reading app, I get almost giddy. When it’s also free, I might even squeal. And when I find out it’s completely free, with NO in-app purchases, I insist everyone I know download it right now. So that means if you’re reading this post, you kind of know me, and you… Continue Reading

Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words is great for back to school!

    Bottom Line: Children starting to read will get a lot of enjoyment while learning their sight words with Bob Books characters -Sam, Dot, Mat and friends. In this latest release from the Bob Books family, users are treated to the simple but engaging sentences and illustrations that require input from the children to… Continue Reading

Learn to Read Nok-Syllables helps kids practice reading skills with cute alien friends

  Bottom Line: Nok and his friend are cute little aliens here to help children practice reading skills through using syllables. Children can choose from four different mini games as well as the level of difficulty. While there are a few minor issues, this is a great game to get kids playing and practicing with… Continue Reading

The Sight Word Adventure (one of our Top Pick apps) has been updated! Check out the improvements!

The Sight Word Adventure, recently awarded a 4.5 star rating from our own Emilie, just got a brand new update that came with a passel of new games and features. (Don’t you just love it when somebody takes a great app and makes it even better? ) Now with ten mini games, The Sight Word… Continue Reading

Best sight word apps for kids: Go on a Sight Word Adventure with Seven Academy’s new app (on sale for the holidays!)

    Bottom Line: An app that manages to make sight words more interesting than just flashcards and memorization. Play hide and seek with a cute kangaroo, as well as bingo, whack-a-mole, a memory game and more. ON SALE for a limited time! 50 percent off until Jan. 2!  Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Super Readers — A Dolch Sight Words Based Story Book App FREE for a limited time!

I'm always looking for early reader books for the iPad, and it's even better when the apps are FREE. Super Readers has ten early reader books, all with simple text based on common sight words. Each page also has a record function. It's a great app for parents, teachers and speech-language pathologists, and it's currently FREE… Continue Reading