** App Store's Editor's Choice **
*From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book and Another Monster.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.*
As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.
Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!
** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **
- 6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase.
- Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
- Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
- 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes letters and words react in an extra special way!
- Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.
Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
The friendly monsters from the popular app Endless Alphabet are back to help children learn how to read. Kids can jump right into this intuitive app, building sight words letter by letter and watching them come alive to reflect their meaning, with “dog” wagging a tail and “cake” sprouting candles. As little ones place each word in a sentence and watch a cuddly character act out its meaning, they’ll gain early word-recognition and reading skills while having tons of parent-approved fun.
Autistic/Nonverbal Child Approved
My son is 4 and has mild autism but for the most part is non verbal. I downloaded the free trial of this (and numbers) and he adored it. Coupled with his other therapies he receives at school, he began talking a few words, recognizing his alphabet and almost saying all the letters- that's 3 weeks after he started playing this app. It works for him. It keeps his attention- the constant interactive nature along with repetition of the letters, their sound in that particular word, and the whole word itself clicks in his brain. I ended up buying the full version and he doesn't mind if I lock him in with Guided Access on his iPad. Awesome job on this app!
Until recently, I would have given Endless Reader a 5star rating as my granddaughter loved the app. However, awhile back I did an iPad shuffle and passed her iPad to my grandson. I had to reload the app back onto the iPad several times in order to get all of the word lists I had purchased. Now I find that the app only works when connected to Wifi - which was NOT the case when my granddaughter used the same exact iPad just weeks ago. When not connected to Wifi, the app simply crashes upon opening
I have tried to contact the developers THREE TIMES to no avail. As is, the app is useless, as my grandkids use their iPads in the car, without Internet connection. I am extremely disappointed in the lack of customer service and feel that my money has been wasted.
Developer Response ,
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- Originator Inc.
- 68.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2013 Originator Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Reader Pack 1 $5.99
- Word Pack 1 $5.99
- Bundle of Word Packs 1-4 $11.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.