Listen, read, and record 10 fun Christmas books at 3 easy reading levels: 30 books in all!
Sing along with 5 Christmas songbooks and 18 more favorite children's songs.
Play the train game; win coins for the Music Store; collect and learn new words in the train yard.
"Beautifully designed storybooks and related games that teach foundational reading":

Books, songs and games to build skills, self confidence and a love of reading.
Real reading, for fun and information, right from the start.
"A dynamic tool to augment any beginning readers program": Teachers With Apps

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* Listen, read and record books at 3 different beginning reading levels to grow as a reader.
* Play the train game after every book to learn letters and words
* Built-in picture/audio dictionary
* 5 Christmas song books PLUS 18 more sing-along songs.
* Professional narration- American English. All books can be recorded by users.
* Unlimited user accounts
* Powerful student reporting tools

Books Kids CAN Read.
Written by Libby Curran, a People Magazine Teacher of the Year, these engaging little books are field tested in real classrooms to get kids started on the path to reading independence.

Books Kids LOVE to Read and Re-read.
Children are naturally curious, so encourage them to explore our ABC books to learn new vocabulary and build the foundational knowledge they need to succeed in school. After reading stories they can play the train quiz game, explore the picture/audio dictionary and listen to song books.

Give Your Kids the Tools to Succeed.
Stuck on a word? Tap and hold to hear every word and access the built in audio dictionary filled with hundreds of words. Play a unique quiz game at the end of every book to extend the learning. The Reading Train Alphabet is packed full of tools to help children succeed, all on their own.

Read to Learn- Meet Common Core Standards
Read beginning level books with purpose and understanding. Develop the concepts of print: reading left to right and matching written words with spoken words. Learn letter names and sounds, build background knowledge and improve reading comprehension and foundational skills.

Quizzes Disguised as Games.
Play the train game after finishing every book, but don't tell them it's a quiz! Check progress on the parent's page to see all the books children have read and recorded as well as detailed scores on the quizzes.

The Right Team For the Job
Created by award winning master teacher and early literacy expert, Libby Curran, The Reading Train is the culmination of 20+ years of teaching experience. Backed by an all-star team of teachers turned iOS developers and a professional children's musician, The Reading Train is serious about making learning fun.

Keep in Touch
We welcome your feedback, to keep up with all things Reading Train check out:
We welcome suggestions on future books and curriculum. Contact Libby with suggestions about new content at:

What's New

Version 2.1

Small bug fixes and UI improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Reading Buddies

Great holiday stories and songs for the youngest readers

My K-1 students are huge Reading Train fans and have been waiting anxiously for the Christmas app. They love the new stories and holiday songs, including Up on the Rooftop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Over the River, and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. The illustrations are cute and just like in the other Reading Train apps, all the books have 3 levels so all my kids can read them independently. Lots of fun and learning for a small price.


The Learning Station, LLC
251.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Learning Station 2015


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