Reading Comprehension Apps, Games, and Websites

If your kid is a reluctant reader or needs to build a few skills in the language arts subjects, then check out these reading apps, games, and websites. All of the great digital products on this list can help kids better learn to read, understand, and apply information. With fun skill-building games and interactive features, these tools can give kids reading comprehension support and guidance that a book alone can't provide. For more excellent digital resources, try our list of Common Core-Friendly English and Language Arts Apps, Games, and Websites. Or dive right into these 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12.

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APP

Daniel Tiger's Storybooks

age 3+

Learn little life lessons with beloved friends.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

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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APP

Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

age 3+

Comprehensive program covers fundamentals and much more.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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APP

Smart Kidz Club: eBooks & Math

age 3+

Wide story selection and activities by reading level.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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APP

Tales2Go

age 3+

Great audiobook service offers a ton of content, for a fee.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2011)
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ItzaZoo

age 4+

Exciting learn-to-read game incorporates your drawings.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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Max & Meredith: The Search for Percival

age 4+

Kids steer the plot in whimsical adventure story.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2017)
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APP

Noodle Words HD - Action Set 1

age 4+

Kids play with words that morph into their own meanings.

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

age 4+

Large digital library with reading supports -- for a fee.

URL: http://www.speakaboos.com/ (2015)
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Starfall

age 4+

Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.

URL: https://www.starfall.com/ (2011)
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WEBSITE

Bookshare

age 5+

Welcome kids with print disabilities to the world of books.

URL: https://www.bookshare.org/ (2014)
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APP

Fun With Directions HD

age 5+

Great way to practice listening, following directions, more.

Devices: iPad (2013)
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APP

Learning Ally Audiobooks

age 5+

Superior subscription-audio-book service paired with app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2014)
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APP

Read2Go

age 5+

Accessible, customizable reading tool used with Bookshare.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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APP

Reading Train Learn to Read Books, Songs & Games

age 5+

Gets kids reading with lots of features, fundamentals.

Devices: iPad (2015)
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Read & Write Gold 11

age 6+

A Swiss Army knife's worth of tools for reading support.

URL: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/ (2014)
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Mr. Nussbaum! Learning + Fun

age 7+

Engaging teacher-created edu site helps kids learn.

URL: https://www.mrnussbaum.com/ (2012)
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APP

News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

age 7+

Fun, interactive way for kids to learn about current events.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2020)
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WEBSITE

TVO Kids

age 7+

Games and activities with a strong educational focus.

URL: http://www.tvokids.com (2013)
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GAME

Cosmos Chaos

age 8+

Imaginative sci-fi RPG entertains as it builds vocabulary.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2010)
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