Teachers and parents all over the world use Speed Reading with Edi the giraffe as a funny and effective method to improve the reading skills of their kids.

It's really easy:
Edi the giraffe displays words for a fraction of a second. The aim is to recognize them correctly without sounding them out letter by letter. The level, speed and part of speech can comfortably be adjusted to the level of the child.

The app is based on the 500 most common english words. It is developed for parents and their children as well as for schools.
Optionally, one can also test German words.

*** Why Sight Words? ***

At the beginning of their reading process, children usually read words letter by letter. Then they combine these letters to a meaningful expression - a word. At some point they become faster and faster such that they are able to read the whole word without sounding out letter by letter.

The transition to this second phase causes problems for many children. This is where this app comes in.

Since here the words flash for only a fraction of a second, the pupil has no chance reading each word letter by letter. This is why this so-called whole-word method is often used as a training in schools to improve the reading speed of the kids. It is especially helpful for children with dyslexia.

*** Game modes ***

Teacher mode: here you can accompany the child. You sit beside the kid and check the words it tells you by yourself.

Single player mode: here you let the child work alone. The pupil writes the flashed word into a textbox and the app automatically checks the given answer. Here the child also practices the spelling of the 500 most common words.

The more successful the child is, the more rewards and animals it finds.

*** Settings ***

- words per round: 10-40
- speed: 2s - 0.02 seconds
- part of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, particles or all together
- language: English, German

What's New

Version 3.0.1

Many new features, including...
... an improved design
... a feature to repeat a word
... the ability to also test German words
... let words flash for up to 4 seconds on the iPad
... lot of bugfixes
... iPhone X support

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Super App


... zum Lesenlernen, für Kinder, die keine Schwierigkeiten haben. Aber man kann auch sehr motivierend mit Kindern mit Schwierigkeiten (z.B. bei LRS) Fortschritte erzielen. Durch die sehr differenzierten Einstellungsmöglichkeiten ist es sehr gut an die individuelle Kompetenz des Kindes einstellbar. Ich bin Mutter von drei Kindern und Sonderpädagogin (arbeite mit Kindern mit Lernschwierigkeiten) und setze es sehr erfolgreich ein.



Danke für die Anpassung der Auflösung!👍🏼

Wünsche wurden auch erfüllt! Was will man mehr? 😉

Developer Response

Hallo tk69, danke für Dein Feedback und Deine Vorschläge!
Wir werden diese gerne prüfen.

Wie Kontakt zum Entwickler?


Wir würden die Wörter gerne selber auf 40-50 ausgewählte Begriffe begrenzen wollen. Die 500 vorgegebenen Wörter sind noch viel zu schwierig. Wie kann man den Entwickler kontaktieren? Gibt nur einen Twitter Account ohne Email. Keinen Kontakt. ??


Simon Storz
203.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Simon Storz
3,49 €


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