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Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Enjoyable drills thoroughly cover ABC basics, step by step.

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age 5+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

My 2.5 love listening stories. She used to do exercises only to get to story. But then she figured out she can scroll all the way to the right and just pick any story she wants without any exercises.
age 4+

Great learning tool for young children

A wonderful and engaging way for children to learn! I downloaded this app for my youngest sister, who is four years old, and she was learning tremendously! The app is easy for young children to navigate, incredibly engaging, and fun.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

These colorful mini-games take kids on a logical journey towards learning how to read. Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read starts from the very beginning and slowly works its way through more complex concepts. Each step along the path is purposeful as new games review what's already been introduced and then builds further on those concepts. One downside, however, is that kids can't choose where to start on that path. That is, if kids come to Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read with some reading skills already, they'll have to slog through the early levels until they reach material that challenges them. Though the mini-games can sometimes feel like drills, kids interact in a variety of ways, from tapping through stories, to popping bubbles, to tracing letters or shapes, and more. That should be enough to keep them engaged. Even so, Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read may be best in small doses.

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