Hale’s Tale is a fun, innovative approach to learning how to read. Children embark on an exciting adventure where they play mini games that strengthen their early reading skills.

Developed in partnership with professional educators, Hale’s Tale targets these foundational reading skills:
- rhyming
- phonemic awareness
- print awareness
- letter-sound knowledge
- sight word recognition
- decoding (simple) single-syllable words

Try Hale’s Tale, where learning to read becomes a playful adventure!

"Finally here is a Goldilocks educational app that fits both the child’s and parent’s needs — not dry, not over-stimulating … just right in the middle of playful fun and peaceful learning."
- Elaine Goh, parent and blogger at

"Hale’s Tale is fantastic app that ticks all the boxes when it comes to wanting to help young children on their way to becoming proficient readers."

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What’s New

Version 1.3.1

Added feature that player location can be reset if it get stuck.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

EpicLiving ,

Finally... an amazing reading program.

In 4-6 weeks my daughter's phonological awareness has improved drastically. She has become not only a more confident reader but also more willing to write and successfully sound out words. In addition, her speech and articulation has improved as she is aware of what letters and blends sound like and more conscious of accuracy during conversational speech. I hope Hale's Tales continues to develop their program and expand it for older learners! Anne Heather - Epic Living

SarahN135 ,

Completely Impressed Teacher

This is the best game I know of for helping young children get ready to read. The game is a perfect mix of calm yet engaging, meaningful but not overwhelming. I love the sequential teaching and built in intelligence so little ones get extra practice in the right areas. Completely impressed and highly recommend!

Mommy of 6 children ,

Even for older learning to read kids

My almost 9 yo still struggles with reading and this is helpful. Not babyish. Likes the role playing. Fun.


Berrytale Studios Oy
431.7 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Berrytale Studios Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited access to Hale's Tale $8.99
  2. Unlock the full version $49.99
  3. Unlimited access to the game $36.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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