Help your child to develop fluency in reading! This app is perfect for beginning readers. It allows them to practice words most frequently used in the English language, what researchers call “high frequency words”. Learning and memorizing these words help to accelerate your child’s reading development.

It’s a race against the clock, and players must tap the word card that matches the word said aloud. For each correct answer, the player earns a star. After reaching 30 stars, a special key is given that unlocks a cage and frees a pet. From puppies to penguins, 16 pets need the help of a reading hero to free them from the pet-nappers!

Children with very limited reading skills will gain confidence as they recognize the correct words and letter sounds. Playing this app aids in memorization of high frequency words as players are drilled until mastery is achieved. Word lists come from Dolch Sight Words (pre primer, primer and 1st grade) and Fry Word lists (first 400).

For the classroom or at home, this is a perfect way to practice for beginning readers from pre-kindergarten to 1st grade.

- Unlock the app to get full access to all 480 high frequency words
- Great for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade (ages 4-6)
- Fun “reward game” to recognize achievement at different levels
- Encourages memorization and rapid word recognition

Beginning in kindergarten, Common Core standards require students to have the ability to recognize frequently used words by sight, without having to sound out the letters individually. Sight Words Puppy Dash is a practice drill app that makes learning and memorizing these words fun!

What's New

Version 1.2

- Added new Free Play mode: skip around and play any level in the game with no time limits
- Updated Dashboard Area

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

Sound is not working

I played this last night to test if it was worth keeping and the sound was fine. Today I hand to my child to study and play and NO sound :/



The sound isn't working :( Hopefully there will be an update soon...


No sound

Looks like a great app, except there's no sound.


Brainster Academy, Inc
43.4 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Brainster Apps
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Full Version - Sight Words Puppy Dash $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like