Parents' Guide to


By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 4+

they should add disney books

My 4 and 6 and 7 year olds love Starfall the only thing is that they cannot play on their tablets because I factory reseted them and I don't remember the wifi password
age 4+


My mom used to go to this site for me when I was a younger. It was a very fun way for me to learn. It was something that helped me in school. This site had created memories that won't be forgotten. for me. I would highly recommend it for kids. However, it used to be free back then. I believe there is now a required payment to get the full experience.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36 ):
Kids say (17 ):

This phonics-based site offers a fantastic (and free) learn-to-read method based on numerous studies and educational research. Kids practice letter sounds, word recognition, and reading comprehension through online books, songs, rhymes, and other games. When they read a storybook online, Starfall reads it back to them, sounding it out like new readers do. The site also offers numerous resources for parents and teachers and a paid version geared toward use at home or school. A separate site,, used to offer premium content for a price. The sister site is no longer active; users can now pay a $35 annual fee for additional math and reading activities on Starfall. But they can access plenty of free materials to make the site worthwhile without a subscription.

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