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Educational Literacy Apps

If you've seen a young child handle an iPhone or an iPad recently, chances are you watched them "slide to unlock" and get busy finding and playing with their favorite apps. We've found some fun and educational apps that also provide practice with the essential literacy skills. We bet your child won't complain with technological fun like this!

Click through to the slideshows below to browse through recommended apps.

Apps for Literacy: Top 10 Print Awareness Apps

Top 10 Print Awareness Apps

Ten apps that help young children build a better understanding of letters and sounds, the left-to-right nature of reading, and recognizing that print differs from pictures.
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Interactive Alphabet

Top 11 Phonics Apps

Eleven engaging apps that help children practice basic phonics skills. including recognizing the letters of the alphabet, learning upper case and lower case letters, and word building.
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Apps for Literacy: Top 13 Vocabulary Apps

Top 13 Vocabulary Apps

Thirteen apps that engage young children in crossword and Scrabble type games. Other apps focus on specific word meaning skills by highlighting word opposites, synonyms, and homophones.
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Apps for Literacy: Top 12 Comprehension Apps

Top 12 Comprehension Apps

Twelve apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word awareness, as well as several mind mapping apps.
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Apps for Literacy: Top 10 Spelling Apps

Top 10 Spelling Apps

Ten fun apps that also provide practice with important letter and spelling skills.
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Apps for Literacy: Top 9 Writing Apps

Top 9 Writing Apps

Nine great apps that help young children with various steps of the writing process — from handwriting skills to sentence construction to planning and drafting a story.
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Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
July 10, 2014
June 24, 2014
"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't." — Mark Twain