From the creators behind Duolingo, the world’s #1 education app, comes Duolingo ABC! Duolingo ABC is the fun, hands-on way for your child to learn to read and write in English - with more languages coming soon!

From preschool to first grade, engage kids with interactive stories and over 700 hands-on lessons. Duolingo ABC offers bite-sized lessons to help kids learn the alphabet, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and more! Lessons also include multi-sensory activities, such as tracing, drag-and-drop prompts and more.

Interactive stories will teach kids to read and build fluency. Delightful stories include engaging imagery while reading words aloud to kids and highlighting each word spoken. This utilizes multi-sensory learning, and can help your child learn to read independently.

Fun mini games and rewards work in tandem with the bite-sized lessons, keeping kids motivated to learn while building their confidence.

Duolingo ABC helps kids have fun while they sound out words, practice reading and writing in English, and build reading literacy skills for a lifetime!!


Lessons & Stories:
- Engage kids in hands-on learning they will love!
- New lessons are added often, so there is always something new to discover!
- Bite-sized lessons help kids learn phonics, sight words & vocabulary
- Enjoy fun activities like letter tracing and interactive stories, suitable for even the youngest learners
- Kids will love, play and learn from Duolingo ABC’s cast of characters!

Designed For Kids, By Experts:
- Designed by literacy & early-education experts to develop kids’ skills in phonics, sight words, reading & more
- Lessons are built to feel like a game, mixing learning with fun!
- Get children excited to learn with mini games & rewards to stay motivated and keep going
- Thoughtfully designed learning sequences will build confidence in your kids with each success!

Kid-Safe & Ad-Free
- Rest easy, parents: There are no ads or in-app purchases to worry about
- Age appropriate content: content is focused on preschool, kindergarten and first grade level lessons

Offline Learning
- On a plane? At a restaurant? Duolingo ABC can be used anytime, anywhere
- Enjoy playing and learning offline - so kids can learn wherever you go

Duolingo ABC is an educational learning app that offers immersive lessons to teach preschool to first grade kids reading fundamentals.


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Version 1.47.0

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

kym4639 ,

Fix the bug!

I am very happy with this app. It has been a great tool for my soon to be kindergartener. However I think that the most recent update has an error: we are in a constant loop on one level so he keeps doing the same lessons over & over. It’s been a week with no new content. I thought it was happening because he wasn’t getting a ‘perfect score’ so I went in and did it for him. I got it to level 11. And sure enough this afternoon it was back to the tiny turtles. He’s over it and so am I.

My only other general suggestion is that the app have a place for parents to get a comprehensive overview of the skills that have been introduced and where the child is in terms of mastery.

It is a wonderful app and I truly appreciate that it is free and ad-free! Keep up the great work!!

just2lame ,

Best early learning app!!!

I have homeschooled all 4 of our kids. (Oldest 16 youngest 7) we use DUOLINGO for teaching our two older boys Spanish. (We tried Rosetta Stone which was an absolute waste of money!) Duo Lingo is engaging and does an excellent job teaching to speak, read and write in Spanish. I saw the add for Duo abc and instantly thought of our 7 year old son who has Down Syndrome. His disability has made it a challenge to get him interested in learning. I have tried many different programs and apps, this is by far THE BEST app we have ever found!! I absolutely love it!!! The first time we opened he loved it!! It keeps his attention, and he’s finally learning his letters and sounds! The first time it asked him to say a word, I was nervous. He sees a speech therapist for his language. There are many times I (his mom) can’t even understand him. So when he repeated the word and it chimed because he got it right, I teared up a bit! I was ecstatic!! I can’t tell you how excited I am!! I have been telling all my homeschool friends!! Thank you Duo abc!!!! I am so grateful!!!

samuelhenson12 ,

Changes I Recomend

I am a Senior at Graceland University (GU) and am close to graduating in the school of Education there.
I greatly approve of what you have created. Repetition of letter names and speaking to the child who’s playing the “games” lines up perfectly with what I have learned at GU. As does the fact there is close to no distractions from the learning even between the game stages.
That said, what I would change in the app is create a way to control the settings to a greater extent, such as see the statistics and get progress monitoring by accessing the app in some way. I would say this to better keep parents, and maybe even teachers, better informed. If you were to do so, maybe also add a way to specify which as well so that it could better integrate into classroom use.
The other change I would make would be to allow for different languages to speak the instruction and for the verbal components when learning English. This would also be a means of introducing English to ESL, ELL and maybe even bilingual children.

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