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Help your children learn to read with their own personal reading adventure guide!

▸ Voted Most Awesome Kids App of 2012 by over 100,000 Red Tricycle readers
▸ A Parents' Choice Award Winner
▸ Apple Staff Favorite and What's Hot in Education
▸ Rated Among Best Five iPad Apps to Teach Your Kid How to Read by Huffington Post
▸ Voted Among 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 by Teachers with Apps

"Reading Raven has one of the strongest educational and design foundations we have seen." -- Kindertown

"Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven for iPad is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love." -- Apps For Homeschooling

"If you are looking for a great iPad program for children’s early, emerging skills, this is the one I would recommend." -- Dr. Richard Selznick, Director of Cooper Learning Center and author of The Shut-Down Learner

"I can see [Kaylee] really learning and growing with this. Already she's starting to learn more and faster than she ever has before." -- Rita Webb, mother of two

Reading Raven is an extremely engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading.

- Self-paced lessons take kids all the way from pre-reading to reading sentences!
- 11 types of super fun games/activities that teach critical sub-skills!
- Configure profiles for multiple children!
- Fully customizable by age or reading level!
- Speed and tolerance dynamically adapt to motor control ability!
- Sticker rewards that reinforce what was learned!
- No pressure tactics!
- Extremely effective voice instructions and feedback!
- Free form letter and word writing!
- Children can pause and save their progress anytime!
- Beautiful hand-illustrated artwork!
- No third party advertising!
- No external links to social network sites!

With the Reading Raven companion guiding them along, children will go on delightful fun-filled adventures where they will encounter fly eating frogs, caterpillars that turn into butterflies, circus acrobats, ball balancing seals, underwater sea creatures, snow monsters, flying penguins, space robots, rhyming rockets, and much more!

Reading Raven includes the following progression of self-paced educational activities:

Ages 3 and Up
- Letter matching
- Letter tracing
- Letter recognition
- Word matching

Ages 4 and Up
- Vocabulary
- Word beginnings
- Word building (spelling)
- Word spotting

Ages 5 and Up
- Reading aloud using voice recording
- Word tracing
- Word groups (rhyming and beginning sounds)

Reading Raven includes five extensive lessons, with hundreds of individual activities in total. Parents and teachers will find the multi-sensory learning games to be a great complement to traditional classroom and home-based reading instruction.

Recommended Ages: 3-7
Categories: Reading, Phonics, Letters, Spelling, Writing, Vocabulary, Early Learning, Special Needs

Build your child's reading confidence with Reading Raven and watch their learning take flight.

Happy Reading Adventures!


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What's New in Version 1.4.1

- Improvements for iOS 7
- Minor UI adjustments and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

We like it

I guess it really does depend on where your kid is with reading but my 5 year old gets a lot out of this. Though she knows her letters and letter sounds she is just starting to be able to put them together effectively. She chooses this game all the time over many others. It is very repetitive but that is working for her. I love how she can touch a letter and it tells her what it says. She gets d's and b's mixed up, as well as u's, v's and w's. this gives her a way to ask with confidence, however often she wants/needs, without being embarrassed. It records her voice as she says the word and at this point, I think that does help her. The paths are not super exciting, the kid voice in it is super babyish and annoys all of us, and how many stickers can you really put in that bird's house!? All in all, we really like this app and look forward to starting Vol 2 soon!

Phonics to beginning reading

My 3 year old has gotten a lot out of this. She knew the sounds each letter makes, but this has helped her figure out that those sounds come together to make words. Some of the lessens get really monotonous so I have to stick with her to keep her focused through a whole lessen. But overall a very helpful app in the very earliest stages of reading.

Great reading aide

I had to homeschool my son while we were abroad and this app really engaged him and taught him to read without him realizing. I love the different levels, the controls that the child has, the smart way that they have the child trace the letters and the fun interface. The stickers are too many, but my son doesn't seem as bothered as I am.

Reading Raven HD
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2013
  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 118 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Early Ascent, LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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