10 iPad Apps for Teaching Kids to Read


abc PocketPhonics

Priced at $2.99, abc PocketPhonics teaches children more than 170 frequently used words. This app plays a recording of a letter and then asks the child to find the letter out of a group of about eight letters. When the child selects the correct letter, he or she receives a thumbs up and moves on. Another letter is pronounced, and your child eventually builds a word. Additionally, abc PocketPhonics demonstrates how to write each letter by allowing children to trace the letter with their fingers.

This app is best suited for beginner readers in pre-school and kindergarten. It includes a Parentzone section that links parents with more tools to teach children how to read.