Bamboo Learning EDU 4+

Voice-enabled K–5 activities

Bamboo Learning

    • $35.99




Master listening & reading comprehension and discover the joy of reading with this unique, voice-enabled app that boosts students’ foundational literacy skills.

Bamboo Learning is an innovative app offering a delightful collection of grade-leveled fiction and nonfiction books with thousands of voice-enabled, self-paced listening and reading comprehension activities for students in grades K through 5 on iPad and iPhone. Students embark on personalized learning adventures, listening to narrated fiction and nonfiction books and answering fun comprehension questions along the way. These comprehension activities are engaging and confidence-building. They follow dialogic reading principles and help boost active listening, vocabulary, narrative, and other foundational literacy skills.

Students will have a magical time with the well-known Highlights for Children characters, like Pepe Parrot and Spunky Monkey, and Tex, Indi, their sister Arizona, and their cat named Cow. They’ll discover how the Leopard got his spots, how volcanoes blow off steam, and why Davy Duck was feeling grumpy. They’ll learn fascinating facts about rescuing box turtles, Ellie Mannette creating the steel drum, a Hindu “nine nights” festival, Casper Mamutse making sandals from old tires to help children in Zimbabwe walk to school, and Bessie Coleman’s first flight. They’ll be mesmerized by folktales from Peru, China, India, and other cultures.

Designed by experts in literacy and elementary education, the Bamboo Learning app reinforces academic knowledge and skills students are acquiring at school, thus bridging the classroom and home. Speaking and listening skills are often not intentionally taught in the classroom. Bamboo Learning is a unique learning tool that focuses on those critical language skills. Bamboo Learning’s voice-enabled literacy activities provide students with the decoding and language practice they need to improve their overall reading comprehension. The varied question prompts and voice technology in the tool exposes students to new concepts and reinforces their vocabulary, comprehension, active listening, and narrative skills.

The app is intuitive and very easy to navigate; students can use it independently, without requiring assistance from teachers (in the classroom) or parents/caregivers (at home). After the initial setup, Bamboo Learning’s Panda welcomes students to the app and guides them through thousands of listening and reading comprehension activities. The Panda character offers praise and awards tokens for correct answers, gently nudges students to try again in case of incorrect answers, and suggests hints to help them arrive at the correct answer. Engaging sound effects accompany praise, tokens, and hints. Students select books from a menu of grade-leveled titles; the app follows their progress and offers to resume the book where they left off or choose another book upon their return to the app.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Over 195 books now available!

Stability improvements

App Privacy

The developer, Bamboo Learning, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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