10 iPad Apps for Teaching Kids to Read


Learn to Read!

Most of us remember studying new vocabulary words by cranking out hundreds of flashcards over the span of our school years. With the Learn to Read! app, the days of time-consuming and laborious flashcard making are over. This app, costing $1.99, is a technologically advanced spin on traditional flashcards. Frequently used words on flashcards appear on the screen while a voice recording pronounces the word.

Learn to Read! is equipped with the Dolch Word List, a group of sight words commonly used in the English language. They include parts of speech such as pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, adjectives, conjunctions and verbs that are difficult to learn through the use of pictures and have to be acquired though memorization and recognition. This app is best suited for children from pre-school to second grade, and multiple levels of word difficulty are available.