Learning-to-Talk Apps, Games, and Websites

Learning to talk is one of the most important milestones in young kids' development. Watching little ones go from baby babble to their first words and basic sentences is an exciting phase for parents and loved ones. While the AAP warns against too much screen time for toddlers, once your child is ready for educational screen time, these apps and games can help jump-start their development and inspire them to get chatting. These high-quality learning tools introduce vocabulary and language skills in fun, age-appropriate ways. For additional resources, try these Letter- and Word-Recognition Apps, Games, and Websites.

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Daily Vroom

age 2+

Parents get great brain-building tips for little kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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MamaLingua Lite

age 2+

Unique system to learn language and teach it to kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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ReadAskChat for Children 0-6

age 2+

Simple stories, convo starters for parents to use with kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words

age 2+

Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2015)
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ABCmouse.com

age 3+

Busy but thorough K–2 curriculum with reward store.

URL: http://abcmouse.com (2017)
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First Phrases HD

age 3+

Powerful and focused language-development tool.

Devices: iPad (2014)
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HOMER Learn & Grow

age 3+

Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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Reading Raven

age 3+

Learn-to-read games offer kids solid lessons at own pace.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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Speech Blubs: Language Therapy

age 3+

Exceptional speech practice via video and fun photo filters.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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See.Touch.Learn.

age 4+

Trusted teaching tool; setup takes time and a little money.

Devices: iPad (2011)
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Articulation Station

age 5+

Helps kids improve pronunciation; in-app purchases needed.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2012)
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Proloquo2Go

age 5+

Skillful speech app helps kids communicate, grows with them.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2016)
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