Reading Comprehension Apps, Games, and Websites

All of the great digital products on this list can help kids better learn to read, understand, and apply information.

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Tales2Go App Poster Image
Great audiobook service offers a ton of content, for a fee.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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ABCmouse.com Website Poster Image
Busy but thorough K-2 curriculum with reward store.
URL: http://abcmouse.com
(2017)
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ItzaZoo Game Poster Image
Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.
Platforms: Windows
(2009)
(2009)
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Homer: Kids Learn to Read App App Poster Image
Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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Noodle Words HD - Action Set 1 App Poster Image
Kids play with words that morph into their own meanings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2012)
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Starfall.com Website Poster Image
Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.
URL: http://www.starfall.com/
(2011)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty Game Poster Image
Sweet party with famous kitty brings learning and fun.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2012)
(2012)
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The Electric Company Website Poster Image
Cool word games add extra challenge to friendly edu-site.
URL: http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/
(2009)
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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun Website Poster Image
Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.
URL: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/
(2012)
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News-O-Matic App Poster Image
Fun, interactive way for kids to learn about the world.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2014)
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TVO Kids Website Poster Image
Games and activities with a strong educational focus.
URL: http://www.tvokids.com
(2013)
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Cosmos Chaos Game Poster Image
Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
(2010)
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Cyberchase Website Poster Image
Site based on PBS show is online learning at its best.
URL: http://pbskids.org/cyberchase
(2011)
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Lifeboat to Mars Game Poster Image
Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
(2010)
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News-2-You App Poster Image
One-of-a-kind tool uses symbols to make news accessible.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2015)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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Build-a-lot Game Poster Image
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
(2008)
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The Carnegie Cyber Academy Website Poster Image
Complete fun challenges, learn how to be safe online.
URL: http://www.carnegiecyberacademy.com/
(2012)
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GCFLearnFree.org Website Poster Image
Educational site is packed with practical lessons and info.
URL: http://www.gcflearnfree.org/
(2013)
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Mayan Mysteries Game Poster Image
Cartoony learning adventure about ancient Mayan culture.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Mission US: Flight to Freedom Game Poster Image
Riveting sim where your choices decide fate of teen slave.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Mission US: For Crown or Colony? Game Poster Image
First-person history adventure asks kids to choose sides.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
(2011)
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Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Game Poster Image
Great haunted house mystery with challenging puzzles.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
(2013)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
(2012)
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Pottermore Website Poster Image
More info than interactivity, but Potterheads will love it.
URL: http://www.pottermore.com
(2012)
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Grade 6 Vocab Audios and Pics App Poster Image
Quirky cartoons and audio make learning words fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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My Pop Studio Website Poster Image
Great way for kids to learn critical thinking.
URL: http://www.mypopstudio.com
(2012)
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Grade 7 Vocab Audios and Pics App Poster Image
Fun cartoons and audio engage tweens studying new words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
(2013)
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The Learning Network Website Poster Image
NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news, discussion.
URL: https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
(2011)
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Game Poster Image
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
(2012)
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Youth Voices Their Perspective Website Poster Image
A global community of civic-minded young people.
URL: http://www.yourcommonwealth.org
(2012)
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Poets.org Website Poster Image
Learn all about American poets and poetry.
URL: http://www.poets.org/
(2005)
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Reading Trainer App Poster Image
Impressive brain-training app focuses on speed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2014)
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Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPad App Poster Image
Social reading app for mature-themed play.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Mashable Website Poster Image
Slightly sensationalistic news, social networking.
URL: http://mashable.com/
(2012)
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