Early Reading Apps by Preschool University

Early Reading Apps Guide Children to Complete Mastery of the Written Word

The list of early reading apps below are some of the best games available for correctly teaching your child to read at an early age. They were produced by Preschool University and are available at the iTunes App Store and Mac App Store. All the app games are based on Montessori teaching principles and over 22 years development. They were carefully designed by a team of educators to give your child the step-by-step exercises needed to comprehend and master the various sequential levels leading to reading mastery. They been tested and successfully used with classrooms of preschoolers for many years.

Try the free versions or purchase the full versions for a minimal fee. Choose the apps that are most appropriate for your child's skill level.

Begin Phonemic Awareness

early reading apps: Partners in Rhyme

Partners in Ryhme
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.


Master the Sounds of Letters

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 with many options to customize the game for the best learning experience. Strengthens your child's knowledge of the main sound that each letter makes and shows how letter sounds are used with words and provides working experience.

abc Magic 1

ABC Magic 1
Basic 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.

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.

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.

abc Magic 4

ABC Magic 4
This app contains several fun move and match games to further your child's mastery of word sounds.

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.

abc Magic 7

ABC Magic 7
Memory match. Memory games help children properly match the phonetic letter sounds to their objects.

abc Magic 8

ABC Magic 8
Memory match. Another memory game based on ABC Magic 7 but with more play options.


Early Reading Apps for Building 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, and reinforce the sounds of the alphabet. Two interactive game modes: Limited letter choices to build words and Full alphabet for choosing letter sounds in word building.

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, and reinforce the sounds of the alphabet. Two interactive game modes: Limited letter choices to build words and Full alphabet for choosing letter sounds in word building.

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 and 108 different words to practice with.


Master Reading Words

abc Magic Reading 1

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, and your choice of male or female voice.

abc Magic Reading 2

ABC Magic Reading 2
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.

abc Magic Reading 3

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: Over 300 words in interesting categories for hours of fun, your choice of male or female voice.

abc Magic Reading 4

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: Over 280 words in interesting categories for hours of fun, your choice of male or female voice.


Sentence Reading Mastery

Sentence Reading Magic

Sentence Reading Magic
Basic game play and modes.

Sentence Reading Magic Deluxe

Sentence Reading Magic - Deluxe
Same games as above but many more additional features/options. Added features for more complete 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.

Sentence Reading Magic 2

Sentence Reading Magic 2
Consonant blends. Same games as above but includes additional features that focus on mastery of consonant blends. Added features for complete 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.


Purchase the booklet versions of these early reading apps by Preschool University here.
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