Top 17 Free Elementary Reading Apps for Android

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Teacher and parents everywhere know how much kids love using electronic devices. What better way then, to slip in some learning while having fun! If you are looking for some quality Android reading apps for your child or your classroom but are working with a budget, good news! We've dug up 17 FREE Android reading apps that focus on multiple reading skills such as letter recognition, phonics, word families, fluency and more!

Free Reading Apps (Android)

1. Kids Reading (Preschool) FREE - this app focuses on blending practice to begin reading three letter words.

2. Phonics Awareness - focuses on segments, blends and vowel sounds


3. Droid Spell Kids (Free) - fun spelling practice game that features pictures which children try to figure out how to spell.

4. Dolch Sight Words Flashcards - helps students learn common English word which don't follow conventional phonics.

5. Kids Animal ABC Alphabet sound - fun app for learning letters and their sound. Features animal photo, real animal sound and shaking the mobile device causes the letter to animate. Great for kinesthetic learners.

6. Tiki Bear Phonics Vowel Sounds - focuses on vowel sounds with interactive games.

7. Kids ABC Alphabets Phonics A-Z - flashes letters with sound and pictures to build letter recognition.

8. Abc Phonics Features letter pronunciation with three picture/words as an example of each letter and a Sketch tool for drawing letters.

9. Kids Zoo Animal Sounds Phonics - great letter recognition app featuring animals for each consonant sound.

10. ABC Flash Cards for Kids - very cute pictures with this alphabet recognition app.

11. Sight Words Sentence Builder - This fun game covers all levels of Dolch Sight Words and lets students practice them in context, assembling short sentences from given words.

12. Bubble Pop Reading Free - fun game style app which teaches students common word families and rhyming words.

13. Word Domino Free - letters game for kids and grownups. Great vocabulary and reading skill builder, in this game players build words with the given syllables blocks. In each game, words belong to a specific category.

14. Play Tales - great reading app resource with over 40 stories in English, Spanish and 5 other languages!

15. iStory Books Free books that read itself to your little ones! Yes the books include text and audio. We publish a new book every 2 weeks. Kids can enjoy these books on their own or you can read to them.

16. MeeGenius Read-along word highlighting promotes word recognition among young readers. Kids can read the stories on their own or follow along with the narration.

17. Funny Stories - Colorful Vitamin Great app! Teaches kids about vitamins in fruit and vegetables while building reading skills. 3 modes "Read to me", "Read it myself", "Auto Play" - plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Includes Picture / Word association - words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched.

Have more great free reading apps? Share them with us in the comment section below!

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