Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids

Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids

By Speakaboos

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-07-12
  • Current Version: 4.4.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 72.87 MB
  • Developer: Speakaboos
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 4
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From 449 Ratings

Description

The only reading app designed to motivate kids to read! ** Over 200 interactive stories & songs that turn screen time into reading time ** So fun & engaging kids choose reading over games ** Stories promote active participation, grow vocabulary, and improve comprehension ** Designed so kids as young as 2 can easily use independently **Available as a free trial and then a monthly or annual subscirption WHAT’S INSIDE THE SPEAKABOOS READING APP for Kids - Stories & songs for kids ages 2-6 including classic fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes as well as original characters developed exclusively for this reading app - Well-known books for kids such as The 3 Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, & Where the Wild Things Are, - Popular characters that preschool and kindergarten children love like Thomas the Train, Angelina Ballerina, Sid the Science Kid, and Mike the Knight - Sesame street songs with Elmo and Big Bird - Stories organized by favorite kid’s topics like princesses, monsters, animals, music, and more! - Reading app activity reporting that lets you know about your child’s reading activity PARENTS & TEACHERS LOVE SPEAKABOOS FOR THEIR CHILDREN! - “My 23-month-old daughter and I love to cuddle up and read your stories, especially the ones about fairytales and princesses.” - Ashley B., KY - “My 5-year-old son is a reluctant reader, but Speakaboos stories on monsters and animals have really engaged him and he wants to read more books as a result! - Karen D., CA - I’m an elementary school early literacy educator for 38 years now!! This app is fantastic!’ - Deb B., NJ PRAISE FROM EDUCATORS AND MEDIA - Awarded National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. - Received an A+ from Education World. - Named “one of the great websites” by the American Library Association. - "Speakaboos... makes it easy for kids to learn to read by easing them through different phases: reading stories to them, helping them to follow along with the story as it's read, and finally allowing kids to read on their own," (Appolicious). - "Speakaboos will be a very handy tool while traveling. We have put in quite a bit of air and car time this summer and it doesn’t take long before our active preschooler gets bored watching back to back movies. Speakaboos offers a good, more interactive alternative." (GeekMom). SPEAKABOOS BUILDS AND SUPPORTS LITERACY FOR CHILDREN Speakaboos’ educational methodology encourages literacy and learning through features including: - Read-along word highlighting promotes word recognition among young readers. - Clickable words allow children to hear the way words are pronounced. - Rich illustrations, sound effects and music keeps kids engaged. - 3 modes of play depending on reading level: Read To Me, Read & Play, Read It Myself. - If you like Reading Rainbow, Scholastic Storia, FarFaria, Learn with Homer MeeGenius or ABC Mouse, you'll love Speakaboos stories. Subscription details for Speakaboos Reading App: Stories & Songs for Kids: - Subscription is offered on a monthly or yearly basis and provides unlimited access - A 1-month subscription costs $7.99 and 12 months costs $69.99 or equivalent local price – Payment will be charged to 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
 – Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
 – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
 – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable By downloading Speakaboos, you agree to the following terms: Privacy Policy: https://www.speakaboos.com/privacy Terms of Use: https://www.speakaboos.com/terms

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Reviews

  • Great for bedtime, but...

    3
    By PMWIII
    This is a great app and I'm glad my kiddos can follow along with the highlighted words at the bottom. Some stories are interactive as well. They now want a "story on daddy's phone" every night (yes, I still read the "old-fashioned" way as well). BUT...$7.99 per month is way too much for this app! That's why the 3 stars instead of 5. It will be deleted next month. It's a shame. They just priced themselves incorrectly. ☹️
  • Great!!! But...

    4
    By catatbu
    We have had this app for 2 years and I rave about it to all my friends. It's the only kids subscription app we pay for and it's worth the money. My 3 & 4 year old kids adore the stories and songs, and I feel good knowing that they are being "read to" and that the books/songs are of the highest quality. My ONLY gripe is that the app often logs us out between uses. As a result, when I need to quickly hand my iPad to a child who woke up at 5am or a child who is having an epic meltdown at the fancy restaurant, I sometimes have to click through 2 security screens and enter 40+ characters just to get back into my Speakaboos account. By this time, well, I'm wishing I'd just let them watch YouTube videos 😆 but seriously...Speakaboos...fix this bug please! Otherwise, much love for the 'boos.
  • Always crashes

    1
    By atrovie14
    The app is basically like watching movies with subtitles. It always crashes. And they don't send you a reminder before the subscription renewal comes up. Overall crappy app.
  • Reading while surrounded by tech

    5
    By Digitalkitty2384
    I am a book lover and always imagined my kids would be too. When my son was born I couldn't wait to share the experience of reading with him. Thing is my husband and his family are obsessed with electronics and where you would find my shelves full of books, theirs are full of tech gadgets. After two years of trying to compromise and/or not force the topic I finally found a workable compromise! It's not exactly as I imagined it but my son still sits in my lap as we read, sing and play together using speakaboos. And without realizing it, speakaboos is also encouraging my 30 year old husband to read more. :) LOVE IT!!!
  • Does not keep you logged in on your devices

    2
    By LM3
    My son loves this app, but we have to login every time we use it. We have this app on our phone and iPad. I paid for the entire year and I'm regretting it somewhat for that reason. I went as far as emailing and calling their customer service about a month ago and never got a response which is disappointing. I was hoping an update would fix this. We have ABC Mouse and we never have this problem having to login every time we use it. I would recommend ABC Mouse over speakaboos; it's more educational, more personalized and it has just as many stories.
  • Great App

    5
    By Peeps0987
    The updates keep coming and my kids love them. It keeps their attention better than any other app I have. Their reading skills keep improving as well.
  • Must get

    5
    By Vanes1216
    My son loves it!
  • Don't download

    1
    By Onlydaisies
    Everything appears to start but then you must purchase the programs for a monthly fee. Have no idea if this program is any good
  • Perfect for SNOW day

    5
    By TJ Tom Jones
    My 6 and 3 year old can sit down and enjoy a 30 minute to 2 hour Speakaboos session whenever they choose. Great for car rides, plane rides or (snow) home days. Highly recommended.
  • Great during our road trip

    5
    By P_J_P_80
    Was a great learning distraction on our road trip over Presidents' Day weekend.

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