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Since 2002 Children around the world have learned to read with Zac the Rat — and your child will too! Each numbered section features a vowel sound and its related spelling. Your child will hear, touch, read and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs. Encourage your child to play and explore! Your child will come to recognize the relationship between spoken and written language while having fun learning to read. This app is excellent for emerging readers and English language learners.

What's New

Version 3.11

Performance enhancement updates and bug fixes for a better user experience.
Have fun learning!

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Great, I love it!!!


I tutor students who have dyslexia, and it's difficult to find apps that add to my lessons. This app covers CVC words, VCV long e words, vowel teams VV, and the sounds or, er, ir, ur, ar. Included are a lesson, exercises, a well thought out animation with catchy songs, and some fun activities. My only complaint is the main screen where it is difficult to know which picture to select, you just don't know what it is. I also have to open the app twice for it to run, every time (but it does always run). I would LOVE for them to add more: ng, tch, ck, tion, sion, etc.

Starfall learn to read

CJ and Aj'a mom

I really like this app as a mom. It is great reinforcement and extra practice for what my 5 yr old is learning in kindergarten. My only request is that you come up with some type of star / reward system. My child is more motivated by other games when he feels he can beat a level. With this game, even levels that you do all the exercises for will not show any progress, so it is hard to remember where you leave off.


Starfall Education, LLC
107.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017


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