Parents' Guide to

ReadingIQ

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Digital library offers a range of topics and reading levels.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android 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 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Almost impossible to cancel

This app is fine...it's a reading app with lots of books to choose from. My issue is that it's almost impossible to cancel. Beware!
age 4+

Books for Days

This is a beautiful way to share the love of reading with a child. There are thousands and thousands of books for every interest and every level. I use the books with my 12 year old and my 5 year old nephew. It's a great app!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Without a trip to the library, kids can easily access a moderately diverse treasure trove of books; just don't expect any digitally enhanced special features. ReadingIQ has lots of real, published books that are high quality -- even award winning. You'll find great classics like Jumanji, series you'll remember from your own childhood like The Boxcar Children, and newer amazing titles like David Wiesner's beautiful wordless picture books. There are also lots of National Geographic titles for all your non-fiction needs. On the down side, some of those series, like National Geographic, are over-represented and seem to take over the library, crowding out any diversity in available titles. Unlike most digital library collections, there doesn't seem to be any "read to me" feature, or if there is, it's only available on a select, hard-to-find group of books. Though it wouldn't be possible to have lots of features for such a large collection, tapping to hear individual words and reflection/discussion opportunities for kids and parents would be great to have for emerging readers. Without any digital features, you'll want to treat these books, then, just as you would a traditional book. There's just one exception to that: small kids. Given the importance of touching and experiencing first-hand for young preschoolers and under, paper books and snuggle time still can't be beat.

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