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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!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

jennalilian ,


This is such a great app for preschoolers learning to read. There’s no overstimulation from the flashy craziness that you see in other apps, yet it’s engaging and exciting. My boy fights his other phonics lessons (which he finds a bit dry), yet loves this app and learns a lot from it.

Sal1013sal ,

Brilliant app!!!

This is a fantastic app for kids just learning to read. I love the way it uses phonics and sounds out the words. My 4yr old boys love this app, it keeps their interest and is challenging and educational without being too hard or too boring.
It's just perfect if your kids know their letters and sounds, but can't yet read. PERFECT introduction to reading!!!
Thanks for a wonderful app!

AsdMum ,

Great app

Entertaining and funny. Presents phonics and blending in a kid friendly format.


Starfall Education, LLC
107.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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