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Starfall Learn to Read

Starfall Learn to Read

Starfall Education Foundation

Learn to Read from the starfall.com website is now a FREE app!

4.1 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Even 4 to 8-year-olds can benefit from the learning to read through technology. It's the way of the future, so they may as well get used to reading on screens with interactive help and engaging animation.
    img by Amy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether they're 3 or 13, reading struggles can hold back any student. Now students of any age can improve their skills right from their phones or tablets, making better use of their screen time.
    img by Sharon
    7 months ago
  • Starfall learn to read Mar 19, 2013

    By 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.
  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Константин Ж
    Great app. There is only one wish. Make it possible to adjust the level of sounds that are not related to teaching. They are so loud that sometimes it seems like I'm in a crazy house. Thanks.
  • Garbage! Apr 9, 2019

    By OKCmum
    I had it when I was little but i accently update it i thought the update was garbage. NOTE: Improve when it has garbage update
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Marcia Bowie
    Great app for my clever 4 year old autistic daughter who won't read books. She will engage with this app as each "page" has a reward in the animation so she actively wants to engage and learn.
  • Perfect Mar 30, 2020

    By 123 Rock N Roll
    Been looking for an app to help my 5 year old get a handle on phonics - just started using this app and it seem perfect !
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By ruth essien
    Great app. My 3 year old son can easily pronounce the long and short vowels, right from the intro song. It helps him read too. Thanks
  • A childhood favorite Jul 6, 2019

    By molliedwalsh
    I used to play Starfall when I was little
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By ziad hassan
    The best app for my kids thank you
  • Starfall learn to read Mar 19, 2013

    By 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.
  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Константин Ж
    Great app. There is only one wish. Make it possible to adjust the level of sounds that are not related to teaching. They are so loud that sometimes it seems like I'm in a crazy house. Thanks.
  • Garbage! Apr 9, 2019

    By OKCmum
    I had it when I was little but i accently update it i thought the update was garbage. NOTE: Improve when it has garbage update
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Marcia Bowie
    Great app for my clever 4 year old autistic daughter who won't read books. She will engage with this app as each "page" has a reward in the animation so she actively wants to engage and learn.
  • Perfect Mar 30, 2020

    By 123 Rock N Roll
    Been looking for an app to help my 5 year old get a handle on phonics - just started using this app and it seem perfect !
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By ruth essien
    Great app. My 3 year old son can easily pronounce the long and short vowels, right from the intro song. It helps him read too. Thanks
  • A childhood favorite Jul 6, 2019

    By molliedwalsh
    I used to play Starfall when I was little
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By ziad hassan
    The best app for my kids thank you
  • Glitch if you press the letter machines word lol Nov 17, 2018

    By minecraftmaster8292
    So today if you press it like the title lol I do not know what to do
  • May 6, 2021

    By K T
    Love this programme it's great for teaching and for toddlers at home.
  • Sep 5, 2020

    By Ella Cho
    It is just very hard to download. I mean, I am getting this for my child, and it is still not downloading. I am using a computer...but is that the problem? I am not sure. I got this computer very recently. So, I am very disapointed. My child really was looking forward to doing this amazing app, and I am very surprised and angry to see that it isn't downloading. I waited for a whole 2 hours, and it still says waiting to download.
  • Oct 17, 2019

    By Manju Varughese
    Don't install: once installed, app forces itself as a recommended app & can't be removed from apps in recommended list of PlayStore
  • Kids love it BUT Dec 24, 2012

    By 2 boyzmomma
    The blasted website recognizes our iPad when we visit the website and forces us to buy what otherwise is FREE! The kids love it...but the forced purchase is NOT appreciated. Yet another entity taking aim at my kids via my wallet. Most unnecessary and VERY disrespectful...of children and parents.
  • It doesn't load Jan 19, 2015

    By k2films
    It was working a couple weeks ago. Then it wasn't today. We deleted and downloaded again. And it still wouldn't load past the launch screen.
  • Rip off doesn't work Mar 5, 2016

    By Blondoc
    It worked for a bit, but for the past few months has not, despite deleting and reloading app. I believe it cost $4.99 and should definitely be refunded.
  • Won't Work Jan 11, 2015

    By Ayemac - The Real
    One version of Starfall gave me a green screen and wouldn't work. This version gives me a black screen and won't work either. Heavily disappointed in these iOS products!!!
  • Won't load May 28, 2015

    By Mom2CLH
    I've downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded four times. All I get is a black screen. It's a shame. I'd heard good things about Starfall. Please fix or reimburse cost!!
  • Do not buy. Doesn't load. Mar 11, 2016

    By Columbia Reader
    I should have listened to the other reviewers. This doesn't work on iOS 9.2.1. Wish I could get my money back.
  • Just bought it but won't work Sep 16, 2015

    By Mahalkita2011
    All I can see is black screen on this app. So disappointed! Wasted my money for this garbage app😡
  • Horrible Feb 9, 2014

    By Tiyuvgkuvhjbhjlvkhgvkh
    I bought this app for my son and doesn't play sound at all...I want my money back.
  • img Community
    Even 4 to 8-year-olds can benefit from the learning to read through technology. It's the way of the future, so they may as well get used to reading on screens with interactive help and engaging animation.
    img by Amy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether they're 3 or 13, reading struggles can hold back any student. Now students of any age can improve their skills right from their phones or tablets, making better use of their screen time.
    img by Sharon
    7 months ago

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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Константин Ж
    Great app. There is only one wish. Make it possible to adjust the level of sounds that are not related to teaching. They are so loud that sometimes it seems like I'm in a crazy house. Thanks.
  • Garbage! Apr 9, 2019

    By OKCmum
    I had it when I was little but i accently update it i thought the update was garbage. NOTE: Improve when it has garbage update
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Marcia Bowie
    Great app for my clever 4 year old autistic daughter who won't read books. She will engage with this app as each "page" has a reward in the animation so she actively wants to engage and learn.
  • Perfect Mar 30, 2020

    By 123 Rock N Roll
    Been looking for an app to help my 5 year old get a handle on phonics - just started using this app and it seem perfect !
  • Apr 15, 2021

    By ruth essien
    Great app. My 3 year old son can easily pronounce the long and short vowels, right from the intro song. It helps him read too. Thanks
  • A childhood favorite Jul 6, 2019

    By molliedwalsh
    I used to play Starfall when I was little
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By ziad hassan
    The best app for my kids thank you
  • Glitch if you press the letter machines word lol Nov 17, 2018

    By minecraftmaster8292
    So today if you press it like the title lol I do not know what to do
  • May 6, 2021

    By K T
    Love this programme it's great for teaching and for toddlers at home.
  • Mom Of learners Jan 29, 2018

    By Happy feet 🏃🏾‍♀️
    A must have after learning the letters and sounds.
  • Starfall learn to read Mar 19, 2013

    By 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.
  • Jun 4, 2020

    By Sharon Stuart
    Good app. Includes: learning songs/movie clips; games. Teaches phonics, reading, spelling. DONT LIKE: 1) 'a' before n/m says 'air' not 'a' as in 'sat'. 2) I like phonics apps to teach letter sounds not letter names as well - to help kids focus on one skill (letter names naturally come later). At least have an option!
  • Okay but not great. Jul 3, 2013

    By Yahwehlives
    I am a teacher and I don't mind using this app, but I wished they had a settings feature to turn off giving the word. For example the student can tap on a word they don't know and the app will sound it out, but the app does not give the student a chance to say it. Instead it gives it to them. It'd be nice to be able to control some of these features within the app.
  • Sep 5, 2020

    By Ella Cho
    It is just very hard to download. I mean, I am getting this for my child, and it is still not downloading. I am using a computer...but is that the problem? I am not sure. I got this computer very recently. So, I am very disapointed. My child really was looking forward to doing this amazing app, and I am very surprised and angry to see that it isn't downloading. I waited for a whole 2 hours, and it still says waiting to download.
  • Kids love it BUT Dec 24, 2012

    By 2 boyzmomma
    The blasted website recognizes our iPad when we visit the website and forces us to buy what otherwise is FREE! The kids love it...but the forced purchase is NOT appreciated. Yet another entity taking aim at my kids via my wallet. Most unnecessary and VERY disrespectful...of children and parents.
  • Oct 17, 2019

    By Manju Varughese
    Don't install: once installed, app forces itself as a recommended app & can't be removed from apps in recommended list of PlayStore
  • It doesn't load Jan 19, 2015

    By k2films
    It was working a couple weeks ago. Then it wasn't today. We deleted and downloaded again. And it still wouldn't load past the launch screen.
  • Rip off doesn't work Mar 5, 2016

    By Blondoc
    It worked for a bit, but for the past few months has not, despite deleting and reloading app. I believe it cost $4.99 and should definitely be refunded.
  • Won't Work Jan 11, 2015

    By Ayemac - The Real
    One version of Starfall gave me a green screen and wouldn't work. This version gives me a black screen and won't work either. Heavily disappointed in these iOS products!!!
  • Won't load May 28, 2015

    By Mom2CLH
    I've downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded four times. All I get is a black screen. It's a shame. I'd heard good things about Starfall. Please fix or reimburse cost!!
  • Do not buy. Doesn't load. Mar 11, 2016

    By Columbia Reader
    I should have listened to the other reviewers. This doesn't work on iOS 9.2.1. Wish I could get my money back.
  • Just bought it but won't work Sep 16, 2015

    By Mahalkita2011
    All I can see is black screen on this app. So disappointed! Wasted my money for this garbage app😡
  • Horrible Feb 9, 2014

    By Tiyuvgkuvhjbhjlvkhgvkh
    I bought this app for my son and doesn't play sound at all...I want my money back.
  • Bummer Aug 29, 2015

    By Bride maker
    Paid for a worthless app that will not load. Black screen only. 😡
  • Doesn't work Sep 10, 2016

    By SDarbs
    This app won't load!! Where's the update/fix????

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