Reading Raven HD 4+

Early Ascent, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings
    • £3.99

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Help your children learn to read with their own personal reading adventure guide!

▸ Voted Most Awesome Kids App of 2012 by over 100,000 Red Tricycle readers
▸ A Parents' Choice Award Winner
▸ Apple Staff Favorite and What's Hot in Education
▸ Rated Among Best Five iPad Apps to Teach Your Kid How to Read by Huffington Post
▸ Voted Among 12 Best Children’s Educational iPad Apps Released In 2012 by Teachers with Apps

"Reading Raven has one of the strongest educational and design foundations we have seen." -- Kindertown

"Finally – a seriously educational app that leads children from early phonological awareness and phonics right up to reading full sentences while integrating printing skills and teaching through games. Reading Raven for iPad is an incredible learn-to-read app, easily the best I’ve encountered to date in the App Store. I’m in love." -- Apps For Homeschooling

"If you are looking for a great iPad program for children’s early, emerging skills, this is the one I would recommend." -- Dr. Richard Selznick, Director of Cooper Learning Center and author of The Shut-Down Learner

"I can see [Kaylee] really learning and growing with this. Already she's starting to learn more and faster than she ever has before." -- Rita Webb, mother of two

Reading Raven is an extremely engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading.

- Self-paced lessons take kids all the way from pre-reading to reading sentences!
- 11 types of super fun games/activities that teach critical sub-skills!
- Configure profiles for multiple children!
- Fully customizable by age or reading level!
- Speed and tolerance dynamically adapt to motor control ability!
- Sticker rewards that reinforce what was learned!
- No pressure tactics!
- Extremely effective voice instructions and feedback!
- Free form letter and word writing!
- Children can pause and save their progress anytime!
- Beautiful hand-illustrated artwork!
- No third party advertising!
- No external links to social network sites!

With the Reading Raven companion guiding them along, children will go on delightful fun-filled adventures where they will encounter fly eating frogs, caterpillars that turn into butterflies, circus acrobats, ball balancing seals, underwater sea creatures, snow monsters, flying penguins, space robots, rhyming rockets, and much more!

Reading Raven includes the following progression of self-paced educational activities:

Ages 3 and Up
- Letter matching
- Letter tracing
- Letter recognition
- Word matching

Ages 4 and Up
- Vocabulary
- Word beginnings
- Word building (spelling)
- Word spotting

Ages 5 and Up
- Reading aloud using voice recording
- Word tracing
- Word groups (rhyming and beginning sounds)

Reading Raven includes five extensive lessons, with hundreds of individual activities in total. Parents and teachers will find the multi-sensory learning games to be a great complement to traditional classroom and home-based reading instruction.

Recommended Ages: 3-7
Categories: Reading, Phonics, Letters, Spelling, Writing, Vocabulary, Early Learning, Special Needs

Build your child's reading confidence with Reading Raven and watch their learning take flight.

Happy Reading Adventures!


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What’s New

Version 1.5.1

- Minor optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TrustyBadger ,

First class!!

Without a doubt this has got to be one of the best reading apps available on the iPad. It's particularly important to note that this application uses 'phonics' to teach youngsters to read which is the same system used by our child's school - something to bear in mind when choosing an app as the last thing you want to do is confuse your youngsters and undermine the teacher's efforts.

One of the great things about this application is it's sheer diversity, it's very colourful, well animated and there is always something exciting happening on screen which really help engage the kids. The other really nice feature is that in addition to learning to read it also helps kids learn to write by using their finger to trace the letters making up each word.

Well worth the money.

NextAvailable ,

My kids reading has accelerated!

My four year old's reading has come on tremendously since playing this game regularly. My two year old twins also like to watch him play (I am sure that they will read at an earlier age than their brother). The content is varied and extensive: we are just starting level 3 (of 5) after several weeks of playing a little, often. My only reservation, as an English man, is the American accent and pronunciations, but this is small beans considering the app's overall value.

jessblobo ,


My four-year-old son absolutely loves this game, and I have no issue at all with him playing on it as I can see an improvement in his letter recognition and formation in just a number of days. It has such a variety of activities that he stays focused when playing for some time. He particularly loves the feature which enables him to record his own voice practicing certain words, and then listen to himself back!

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