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Updated by Meg Wilson on Jun 07, 2014
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Literacy Apps for the iPad

A few great apps to support literacy!


This app will help your child learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, which are necessary for reading.

ABC MAGIC 3 Line Match

Draw lines to match letters and pictures.

ABC MAGIC 5 Letter Sound Matching

Gain mastery with letter sounds by using this app.

This app will help strengthen the association of each letter with its most commonly occurring sound.

Children can choose 4, 6 or 9 squares to work with and then choose whether they will match pictures to letters or letters to pictures.

Children then choose the correct pictures to match the letter or choose the correct letter to match their picture. Both the letter and the picture have touch activated sound features to help children learn and reinforce this skill.

ABC MAGIC 8 Sound Matching

This app helps to reinforce alphabet sound recognition by matching beginning letter sounds to the familiar phonetic pictures from the previous apps in this series.ts, and learn more about ABC MAGIC 8 Sound Matching on the App Store. Download ABC MAGIC 8 Sound Matching and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

ABC READING MAGIC 1 Short Vowel Words sampler

ABC MAGIC READING Short Vowel Words can help your child’s future reading success.

ABC READING MAGIC 2 Consonant Blends sampler

ABC READING MAGIC 2 will help your child gain mastery with consonant blends. This app will give your child practice with consonant blends to improve their reading skills.

ABC READING MAGIC 3 Blends and Syllables sampler

ABC MAGIC READING 3 stays committed to time tested phonics principles to help your child get solid reading skills.

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 2 Consonant Blends

Spelling is fun and easy with ABC Spelling Magic 2. This level focuses on teaching consonant blends.

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3 Multiple Syllables

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3 Gives the opportunity to practice building 4-7 letter words that contain two or more syllables.


Teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words.

Agnitus - Learning Games

11 curriculum based educational games

Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic HD

Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. The simple drag-and-drop interface can be used by the youngest children. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.

Bob Books #2 - Reading Magic HD

Make the connection between letters and sounds. Sound out simple words. Spell the words they’ve read.

Book Creator for iPad By Red Jumper Studio

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

Booksy: Learn to Read Platform for K-2

Booksy is a learning-to-read platform for young kids. It is designed from the ground up to help young children, Pre-K through 2nd grade, practice and develop their reading skills.

Children's Books - FarFaria Stories

Over 300 Amazing Stories and New Stories Each Weekday means that Storytime has Never Been Easier!


Unleash your creativity by making beautiful word clouds on your iPad.

Comic Life

The Most Powerful Photo Comic Creation App

Creative Book Builder

Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes on the go. All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks. Everyone is professional writer now!

Doodle Buddy - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard De Educreations, Inc

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard.

Endless Alphabet

Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet.

First Words Professional

Schools around the U.S have purchased thousands of copies of First Words to help their students develop pre-reading, early reading, and language skills. Now there’s a version of First Words designed specifically with the needs of professional educators and speech language pathologists in mind!

Fry Words

The Fry 1000 Instant Words are a list of the most common words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling.