Parents' Guide to

Learning Ally Audiobooks

By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Superior subscription-audio-book service paired with app.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Chromebook Free to try, Free Education
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Remove barriers to reading on grade level.

Teachers and parents of children with dyslexia and other print disabilities can break through reading barriers using audiobooks, especially human read. Learning Ally has great reputation for quality and for caring about struggling readers.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Learning Ally Audiobooks provides an opportunity for readers with visual impairments or dyslexia to gain access to all types of reading material. More than an ereader, this app highlights text as it's read to help readers develop fluency skills and offers features that allow kids to personalize by adjusting the reading rate and text size. Learning Ally Audiobooks provides content for all grade levels (including textbooks), so younger kids may need adult supervision before adding books to their bookshelves. There are some books that have the computerized voice and phrasing, but most books are read by a human and help reinforce good reading skills (rate, porosity, phonics, and so on).

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Chromebook
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, reading, reading comprehension, storytelling
  • Skills: Self-Direction : academic development
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Free (14-day trial then it's $135 per year. The tool is only for kids with a demonstrated learning disability, physical disability, or visual impairment that makes it difficult to read traditional print text. Cost waivers are available for those in need.)
  • Release date: April 9, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Learning Ally, Inc.
  • Version: 4.3.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: January 22, 2021

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