** App Store's Editor's Choice **
*From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book and Another Monster.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.*
As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.
Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!
** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **
- 6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase.
- Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
- Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
- 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes letters and words react in an extra special way!
- Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.
This update includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Not really sight words
I like this game for my 4 year old daughter however I think it is a stretch to describe it as learning “sight” words. It certainly gets her to match the coloured letter(s) scattered around the screen and drag them to their position in the word which is in the middle of the screen in hollow letters and it does then say the word once completed, but I, personally, wouldn’t say this is the same as using flash cards.
Kids love it!
I really like this app a lot. I started looking at other apps and they absolutely paled in comparison when it came to having my child interested in interacting with the app!
A couple of things would make this app unbeatable:
As other reviewers have mentioned - it would be great if the words were actually the developmental sight words - a, the, is, and so on. In Australia we use the “Magic 100, 200, 300” and i’m sure there are similar lists in the UK and USA.
Secondly I’d prefer if the words could only be spelled in order - so for Jump the J must be placed first, then the U etc. - reinforcing that it is the order of the letters makes the word a word.
Please restore my extra purchases. Occasionally devices to need to be replaced and reloading is required. My three young children use these apps and I have spent a lot of money getting your full packages but am unable to restore those purchases.
Developer Response ,
The option to restore purchases is in the "More" section of the app where word packs are available to purchase. This will only work if your purchase was made on the same App Store account you are currently using. If your previous purchases are not restored, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to resolve your issue.
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- Originator Inc.
- 68.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0 to 5
- © 2013 Originator Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Bundle of Word Packs 1-4 $17.99
- Word Pack 1 $9.99
- Bundle of ALL Word Packs 1-12 $46.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.