- Winner Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review
- 15 Great Apps for Kids, Babble.com
- Parenting Magazine “Best App for Kids”
- Parents Choice Approved
Millions of kids have learned to read with the Bob Books beginning reader series. Kids can watch their favorite Bob Books stories and characters come to life with Bob Books Reading Magic #1!
Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Even very young children love the simple drag-and-drop interface. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.
Bob Books Reading Magic continues Bob Books’ commitment to bringing children a satisfying, successful first reading experience, with easy first steps, wholesome values, authentic hand-drawn illustrations, and beautiful full-color animations.
Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:
-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.
The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing learn-to-read challenges to children as they play.
Bob Books Reading Magic follows the same method and principles as the #1 best-selling Bob Books series. Bob Books were created to lead children to the ah-ha moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment. This is the reading magic of Bob Books. Soon your child will join over 10 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”®
Parents and educators rave about Bob Books apps:
"Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic is an excellent introduction to phonics for young children... This app will grow with your learning child, and keep their interest as they read and re-read the sentences on each page."
--- Common Sense Media
"A fantastic tool for a pre- or early reader -- and a fun way to occupy your toddler during a doctor's visit."
--- Infant Bibliophile
"Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic is a top learning app for toddlers and for sure one of the best apps for toddlers and preschoolers to learn how to read."
--- Fun Educational Apps
"One of the best learning app for kids."
--- Everything Mom
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Ratings and Reviews
My daughter loves this app!
My 5 year old is using Bob books to learn how to read. She loves that this app features the same characters. She’ll read me one of the books, then excitedly tell me ‘Mama, the cat is orange on my iPad! Let’s play that game now so I can show you!’. The books and this app have really made her excited about reading. As a parent, I love that it’s simple, slow paced, and not overstimulating.
This is a great app for my 4.5 year old blossoming reader! We are using the first set of BOB books to start her off on reading and this game is a nice supplement. She likes the characters from the books, and I like how the levels progress to add difficulty in nice "baby steps" (i.e. Doesn't jump from too easy to too hard). We love it!
Will not work.
I was excited to see that Bob Books had an app so I purchased 1 and 2 for my 1st Gen IPad last year. It worked fine and the kids loved it. I added two iPad minis so more kids could play. Last week, I purchased the sight words as an add-on to my other games. Now Bob Books 1 no longer works on my 1st gen iPad because it is trying to install the new version. HOW do I get my old version back? It is very frustrating because now the kiddos who use the 1st gen IPad are even more limited.
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- 411 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.