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News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

By Press4Kids

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


***All articles available at multiple reading levels***
***Free trial***
*** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) ***
*** Teachers' Choice Award 2015 ***
*** One of The Best News Sources for Kids - Common Sense Media***
*** Best App for Teaching and Learning by AASL***
*** The first multilingual news app for kids! ***
*** kidSAFE® certified ***

Here is what users say about News-O-Matic:

“I would like to thank you and your team! My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, mom of an 8-year-old

"I love News-O-Matic! When I’m in school it’s my favorite thing to do. I even read it when I get home!" - Soyee, age 11

“I think the stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8

“In my ten years of teaching I have never come across a publication that was this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Philadelphia Public School Teacher

“A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids

“Once in a while, an app comes along that makes me breathe a sigh of ‘well, finally.’ Such is the case with News-O-Matic, an ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech

News-O-Matic covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way, exploring its many facets through images, maps, videos, and games. Whether your interest is sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! It offers a window to the world and beyond helping readers become global citizens!

Each daily issue features:
* Five dynamic news articles available at 3 reading levels
* Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations
* Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story
* News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news
* Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery
* Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud
* Multiple reading levels (Lexile)
* Custom assessment questions
* Multilingual articles (English, Spanish & French)
* Multilingual Read to Me (English, Spanish & French)
* Save or print articles
* Highlight text
* Citations
* Access to 10 past editions

All articles are written by professional children’s writers and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content.

News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free.

Subscription Options:
- User receives 30 days free upon beginning subscription
- Subscription options include monthly, semesterly or yearly
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
- Monthly subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current month
- 6 months subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current 6-month period
- Yearly subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current year
- User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to the account settings after purchase
- No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be found at
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription
- Contact: for any help or question

Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic for School.

For more information:

What's New in Version 5.7.2

• Quizzes to test reading comprehension
• Cleaner, simpler navigation tools
• Improved design for increased legibility
• Bolder, easier to read font
• New editorial features for added engagement
• French translations (text and audio)
• Apple Watch version to connect parents/teachers


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Customer Reviews

Amazing but......

I loved this app and I would go on it all the time to learn about the news. It doesn't have junk articles and a child can understand them. One day I wanted to read an article and it suddenly said I needed a subscription fee. I have been playing this for 2 years and I have to pay now. I try deleting the game and reinstalling it but it still says the same thing. I would have rated it 5 stars if this didn't happen.


I've always thought that my kids should have a newspaper that will inform them about the news and the world. But it needed to be appropriate to their age (they are 8 and 11). Finally I found one and guess what. They both love it. Kudos to the team behind it!!!

Fantastic app!

This app is AMAZING! Not only are the articles balanced and well-written, but every article has great pictures that tell the story. There is even a built-in function that reads the articles out loud! I can’t think of a better app to teach kids about the world!

News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.7.2
  • Size: 85.5 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 9–11

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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