Game Apps That Guide Children Through All the Steps to Early Reading

These are the games your children need to learn reading the correct way. Based on Montessori teaching principles and over 22 years development, these games were carefully designed by a team of educators to give your children the precise level of training they need to master the written and spoken word. They been tested and successfully used with classrooms of preschoolers.

Choose the apps that are most appropriate for your children's current skill level.


NEW! Begin Phonemic Awareness

Partners in Ryhme

Partners in Ryhme

Helps Your Child Gain Experience with Rhyming

Rhyming is not a skill directly related to reading but this is a fun way to begin phonemic awareness with young children. Once children become familiar with the rhymes in this app, they can start to make up their own rhymes. This helps them become aware of the sounds in the English language.

Full Version - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

Free - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

Full Version - download from iTunes App Store

Free - download from iTunes App Store


8 Phonics Games Help Your Child Master the Sounds of Letters

This series of ABC Magic games helps your children develop the essential phonetic skills necessary for reading.

These apps strictly adhere to the standards set to properly learning the foundational skills of reading:

  • They use only lower-case letters for teaching children the sounds of letters
  • They teach the sounds of letters first instead of letter names or symbols
Sound Beginnings

Sound Beginnings

Children Master Blending, Segmenting and Reading 3-Letter Short Vowel Words

  • 6 different learning games each with 3 levels of challenge
  • Many options to customize the game for the best learning experience
  • Strengthens your child's knowledge of the main sound that each letter makes
  • Shows how letter sounds are used with words and provides working experience

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

ABC Magic

ABC Magic

Phonics

Helps your child learn the sounds of all 26 letters of the alphabet, which is the essential foundation of learning to read. Uses rhyming to match letters sounds to matching objects

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - Español - download from iTunes App Store

ABC Magic 2

ABC Magic 2

Builds on ABC Magic with different games with a different game of matching a letter sound to its correct matching object, which sits among several other incorrect choices.

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - Español - download from iTunes App Store

Free - Español - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

ABC Magic 3

ABC Magic 3

Line Match

This made the list of the top 10 free Mac Educational apps! It builds upon the fist two apps with a games that match the letter sounds to their matching objects by drawing a line from one to the other.

Free - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

ABC Magic 4

ABC Magic 4

This app contains several fun move and match games to further your child's mastery of word sounds.

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

ABC Magic 5

ABC Magic Phonics 5

Connecting Sounds, Letters and Pictures

Develop a strong foundation in reading skills by playing games that connect sounds, letters and pictures.

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - download from Mac App Store for playing on Macintosh computers

ABC Magic 7

ABC Magic 7

Memory Match

Memory games help children properly match the phonetic letter sounds to their objects.

Free - download from iTunes App Store

ABC Magic 8

ABC Magic 8

Memory Match

Another memory game based on ABC Magic 7 but with more play options.

Free - download from iTunes App Store


3 App Games Help Your Child Build Words with Phonetic Letter Sounds

ABC Spelling Magic 1

ABC Spelling Magic 1

Short Vowel Words

Helps Children:

  • Build 3-letter short vowel words with phonetic letter sounds
  • Master the skill of segmenting
  • Reinforces the sounds of the alphabet

Two Interactive Game Modes:

  • Limited letter choices to build words
  • Full alphabet for choosing letter sounds in word building

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Free - Español - download from iTunes App Store

ABC Spelling Magic 2

ABC Spelling Magic 2

Consonant Blends

Helps Children:

  • Read words with consonant blends
  • Master the skill of quickly blending letter sounds and segmenting and then reading with three progressive learning modes
  • Reinforces the sounds of the alphabet

Two Interactive Game Modes:

  • Limited letter choices to build words
  • Full alphabet for choosing letter sounds in word building

Free - download from iTunes App Store

ABC Spelling Magic 3

ABC Spelling Magic 3

Blends and Syllables

Helps Children:

  • build 5-7 letter words that use syllables and consonant blends
  • Master the skill of segmenting
  • Learn the sounds of the alphabet

Features:

  • 9 subject categories to choose from
  • 108 different words to practice with

Free - download from iTunes App Store


4 App Games Help Your Child Master Reading Words

This series is the next step in your child's reading quest. Click below to see complete info.

 

ABC Reading Magic series is the next step after your child has mastered letter sounds by concentrating on three-letter short vowel words.

Included are two progressive skill-building games in three skill levels that most other reading programs overlook: blending, segmenting and reading. This time-tested process utilizes phonics principles that help improve your children's phonological processing ability, giving them strong foundations in reading.

Three Skill Levels Provide Optimal Reading Development

Skill 1 - Blending:

Blending is taking individual letter sounds and combining or blending them into a meaningful word. Blending could be called "auditory reading" or reading only with sounds and no letters. Blending can be a difficult task when first practicing and will take patience to master. For example, the process of turning the letter sounds “b, e, l, and t” into the word "belt" is a neurological challenge for emerging readers. However, it's the best way to prepare your child for the more difficult, but essential, skill of segmenting.

Skill 2 - Segmenting:

Segmenting is one of the most important skills children need for successful spelling, reading and writing. Segmenting can be difficult but this app helps build this skill in a fun way. One way to look at segmenting would be spelling words by using the sounds of letters instead of by the names of the letters.

The importance of segmenting and the segmenting feature of this app cannot be understated. As a parent or teacher, if you don't understand the concept of segmenting, please trust the process and realize that, "The ability to segment is a powerful predictor of future reading success." (Yopp, 1996)

Segmenting is a skill that is often not practiced or even known most parents and many educators. "The best predictor of reading difficulty in kindergarten or first grade is the inability to segment words and syllables into constituent sound units (phonemic awareness)." (Lyon, 1995).

Segmenting is closely associated with spelling. Segmenting is taking a word and breaking it up into its sound parts. In segmenting, the sounds (not the names) of the letters are used.

Skill 3 - Reading:

The Reading game in this app should be used only after becoming skilled in blending and segmenting. This skill is designed to encourage reading and discourage picture guessing, which is accomplished by keeping the picture hidden until after the user taps on the empty frame. This ensures the child can read the word without the distraction of the picture or the clues the picture provides.

Build Vocabulary

We wanted to give lots of practice in building strong skills with blending, segmenting and reading so we added a large variety of words, many of which are not found in the everyday vocabulary of young learners. This also helps build vocabulary.

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ABC Magic Reading 1

Short Vowel Words

Practice with blending, segmenting and reading 3-letter, short vowel words

Features in the Deluxe version:

  • Focuses on CVC (consonant - vowel - consonant) words, such as cat, box and pig
  • Two progressive game modes
  • Three skill levels: blending, segmenting and reading
  • Has over 200 words for practicing blending, segmenting and reading CVC words
  • Your choice of male or female voice

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Only $.99 - download the Deluxe version from iTunes App Store

Free - Español - download from iTunes App Store

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ABC Magic Reading 3

Consonant Blends

ABC Reading Magic 2 has the same basic play as ABC Reading Magic 1 but concentrates on helping children read words with consonant blends.

Features in the Deluxe version:

  • Focuses on CCVC (consonant - consonant - vowel - consonant) or CVCC (consonant - vowel - consonant - consonant) words
  • Includes over 300 words in interesting categories for hours of fun
  • Includes a second section of words containing advanced consonant blends with words such as blimp and scrub
  • Your choice of male or female voice

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Only $.99 - download the Deluxe version from iTunes App Store

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ABC Magic Reading 3

Multiple Syllables

ABC Reading Magic 3 has the same basic play as ABC Reading Magic 1 but concentrates on helping children with the intermediate skill of reading words with two or more syllables.

Features in the Deluxe version:

  • Includes over 300 words in interesting categories for hours of fun
  • Your choice of male or female voice

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Only $.99 - download the Deluxe version from iTunes App Store

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ABC Magic Reading 4

Silent Final e

ABC Reading Magic 4 has the same basic play as ABC Reading Magic 1 but concentrates on helping children with the intermediate skill of reading words with a silent final e.

Features in the Deluxe version:

  • Includes over 280 words in interesting categories for hours of fun
  • Your choice of male or female voice

Free - download from iTunes App Store

Only $.99 - download the Deluxe version from iTunes App Store


3 App Games for Sentence Reading Mastery

Most reading programs jump from reading words to reading books, which leaves a big gap in learning. Sentence Reading Magic games help bridge the gap with a gradual and fun step up from reading words to reading short sentences. These are the perfect games to help children gain confidence because they give them crucial practice decoding, blending and comprehending complete sentences.

Benefits
  • Helps children become excellent readers
  • Familiarizes children to over 40 of the most essential sight words
  • Takes them from reading words to reading sentences
  • Prepares children to read decodable sentences and books
  • Offers them the opportunity to practice comprehension skills and increase fluency without becoming intimidated by a full page of print
  • Helps children to develop fluid speed reading
  • Helps build reading confidence
  • Interface adheres to standards set for properly designed games allowing children to learn faster and better.
Games Modes
  • Sentence mode gives children practice building short sentences by moving words in their correct positions.
  • Reading mode gives children practice reading short sentences word by word.
Prerequisite for Playing

Children who play this game needs to able to consistently and easily read 3-letter short vowel words such as bed, cat, dog, mix and mud. Those struggling to sound out these words need to develop stronger single word reading skills. In this case, have your children play our ABC Reading Magic and ABC Spelling Magic apps until they master reading short vowel words.

Sentence Reading Magic

Sentence Reading Magic

Basic game play and modes.

Free - download from iTunes App Store

See Deluxe version below for more learning options.

Sentence Reading Magic Deluxe

Sentence Reading Magic - Deluxe

Same games as above but many more additional features/options.

Added Features for Better Learning
  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons
  • 72 Two-word sentences
  • 84 Three-word sentences
  • 84 Four-word sentences
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences
  • Additional games to practice sight words reading
  • Custom settings to change font styles, voice-overs the reward sounds

Only $2.99 - download from iTunes App Store

Sentence Reading Magic Consonant Blends

Sentence Reading Magic 2

Consonant Blends

Same games as above but includes additional features that focus on mastery of consonant blends.

Added Features for Better Learning
  • Focus on consonant blends and over 50 of the most common sight words
  • Special game section targets 24 of the more difficult sights words to decode
  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons
  • 81 Two-word sentences
  • 82 Three-word sentences
  • 84 Four-word sentences
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences
  • Additional games to practice sight words reading
  • Custom settings to change font styles, voice-overs the reward sounds

Only $2.99 - download from iTunes App Store