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Audio -assisted reading online


Many students need to build their reading fluency. When using these apps, it is important that your child read along with the text while listening. Not only does this tool help improve word recognition, it helps improve phrasing and expression. In turn, listening while reading the text helps with comprehension. The following are subscription based, and your child’s school may have a subscription you can join.



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ABC Magic Phonics 

These simple apps are for children who need to practice the name and sound of each letter of the alphabet. Just one thing....the letters are lower case. 


TeachMe: Kindergarten

This app is great for our Kindergarteners, which covers six age-appropriate subjects: letters, letter sounds, numbers, shapes, colors, and counting.


Pocket Phonics

This app is great for helping your youngster learn to write/form the lower case letters and practice the letter sounds. There's an arrow that guides the child to properly form each letter. Additionally, there is an interactive word game for making simple phonetically-correct words. 


Montessori Counting Board

This interactive app helps youngsters identify numbers and count up or down. Good auditory feedback.


TallyTots Counting

This is a great app for counting, and helps with one-to-one correspondence.


READING/PHONICS/SPELLING APPS for First Graders and beyond

ABCya Games

Educational games. For grades PreK- 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include: math, reading, typing logic puzzles and more.


ABC Magic Reading Short Vowel Words

This app allows your child to practice blending and segmenting sounds...two very important phonemic awareness skills. Very well done! 


Story Wheel

Your child can record a story! First, the child spins a wheel to get a picture, then he or she narrates a portion of the story. Spinning and recording continue until the story is complete. Pretty amazing!


TeachMe: 1st Grade

This series of apps teaches children age appropriate skills in the subjects of sight words, addition, subtraction, and spelling. I think the Toddler app is more appropriate for our Kindergarteners, but look at them depends where your child is developmentally.


Super Why! 

Your child can interactively play while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing, and reading. A winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award.


Word Magic

For preschools through early first grade, children practice beginning, middle and final sounds of words.



Founded and run by educators and dyslexia specialists. This program follows the current research on the Science of Reading. [spelling, reading,  writing]



Often recommended…Games for reading and number skills



Often recommended….Teaches basic reading and writing skills using games and phonics.




An adult types in and pronounces each spelling word from the week's list! Once saved, your child can "study the quiz".... each word and the pronunciation 'come on' and there is a space for the child to write the word (with his or her finger)! Also, word searches are generated in either upper or lower case, and finally, your child can "take the quiz"...your voice dictates each word, and your child must type the word in the space provided. (However, your child can first write the word, then type it above.) A score is generated and the incorrectly spelled words appear. AMAZING. IF you want something online, look at


MATH APPS for grades 1-5+


Kids Coin Fun

This app does money so well. There are a few options including the coin denominations that appear, the number of problems, and the difficultly level. The six activities include: Add Coins, Count Coins, Choose Coins, Get Change, Give Change and Touch Total. Fun!


Sums Stacker

A favorite! Numerals are stacked in three piles, with a target number below each stack. Your child has to move the numerals from stack to stack until all three stacks have the targeted number. This is a great activity to improve number sense, math fluency, problem solving, and it helps with cognitive flexibility. BUT, that's not can choose how the numbers are represented: fingers, dice, ringlets, Roman numerals, coins, and words. Real fun…even for me!


Pizza Fractions: Beginning with Simple Fractions

Your child can practice the concept of simple fractions in a game-like manner.




American History Time Line

Navigate through our country's history with this app. Features include: sequencing events and matching the correct event with the correct date. Your child will read about hundreds of important people, places, and events. Games will test your chld's knowledge. This is a wonderful and informative app


Stack the States and Stack the Countries

Stack the States is perfect for many third graders! This app helps children learn about all 50 states. Practice the state capitals, state shapes, state abbreviations, state locations, and bordering states. Answer a question, then drop the animated state...the goal is to build a stack of states up to the checkered line. Great fun!



This is a fabulous FREE app for our 5th graders studying the solar system. This app is jammed packed with info on the planets, thousands of images from NASA, mission information and much more.


3D Brain

If you heard JoAnn Deak speak last week, you may have a new interest in the human brain and its functions. This FREE app explains how each region of the brain functions and more. The 3D brain rotates and zooms! 


iWrite Words (Printing)

This is a fabulous app for practice the proper print formation of letters, both upper and lower case. The graphics are fun and colorful, the auditory feedback is great and best of all, your child traces the letters with his or her finger! LOVE!

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