Kindergarten reading apps and best educational games for kids. Here are some FREE and low-cost apps to use in your classroom. Your students will love learning to read and practicing skills on their iPads or other devices.
Kindergarten Reading Apps
Teach Your Monster to Read
Students get to create their own monster and journey through skills including letter & sound identification, blending and segmenting phonemes, reading sentences, and identifying sight words. This app is $4.99 but is FREE on a computer! If you have classroom computers, you could make this an awesome literacy center!
An awesome app where students adventure into a world of reading with self-paced lessons. Letters, word-building, sentences… all packed into fun lessons!
Phonics Island – Letter Sounds
This app takes students on a journey through an island while introducing basic foundational skills. Identifying letter sounds, matching letters, tracing, and initial sounds are the skills students practice. You can download a lite version for free to sample the lessons.
Starfall Learn to Read
This is a classic app in most classrooms, but I wanted to put it in here just in case. The Learn to Read version of the app gives students the opportunity to explore short and long vowels, as well as, vowel teams! There are fun little song videos that kids love watching! Oh, and it’s FREE so check it out!
There are so many versions of this app – Endless Reader, Endless Wordplay, Endless Alphabet, Endless Numbers… The list is Endless! Not really, but there are seriously SEVERAL. Students learn from adorable little creatures. You can download free lite versions to check it out. You can even buy the bundle, which is a little more, but could be awesome!
This digital library for kids is amazing! Even better, It’s FREE for elementary teachers in the U.S. and Canada. Teachers can assign books and track individual reading progress.
Another FREE app! It is pretty basic but kids have fun using technology to practice spelling words, mainly CVC.
Super Why! Phonics Fair/ABC Adventures/Power to Read
These apps are from PBS Kids. You can buy them separately for $3.99 or the bundle for $7.99. The Phonics Fair app focuses on teaching word families and key rhyming words to develop stronger readers. ABC Adventures has students practice upper/lowercase letter identification and sounds. It also has letter writing! Power to Read continues the foundational skills and goes more in-depth to strengthen student’s reading. All of the apps include the characters from the PBS Kids show, Super Why!
I hope you found some great Kindergarten reading apps to take back to your classroom! Are you wanting to add more technology to your daily classroom routine? Here are some links to help you embrace technology in the classroom.