Endless Reader 4+
Sight Words for Kids
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
** App Store's Editor's Choice **
*From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book and Another Monster.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.*
As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.
Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!
** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **
- 6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase.
- Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
- Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
- 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus makes letters and words react in an extra special way!
- Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.
This update includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
The friendly monsters from the popular app Endless Alphabet are back to help children learn how to read. Kids can jump right into this intuitive app, building sight words letter by letter and watching them come alive to reflect their meaning, with “dog” wagging a tail and “cake” sprouting candles. As little ones place each word in a sentence and watch a cuddly character act out its meaning, they’ll gain early word-recognition and reading skills while having tons of parent-approved fun.
Needs a progressive learning feature
My 3 year old loves the game but really only wants to do his favorite words, there are a bunch he just hasn’t touched. While it’s nice the game is open ended I think it would benefit from a mode that progressively builds up a vocabulary. Do one word to unlock the rest. Revisit previous words repeatedly before moving on. Or at the very least some rewards for completing new words!
Also it’s frustrating that words can be written out of order-that isn’t very helpful for spelling! You should require that words are spelled left to right, like in Wordplay!
Also as others have said, optionally remove the repeat button so kids have to work to get the animation.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the feedback! We've passed it on to the rest of our team. If you have any further questions or comments about Endless Reader, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost flawless sight reading 4 toddlers
Thoughtful animations, super effective sounds paired with each movable element on the screen (ie sound of letter playing when child drags it across screen to spell a word), seamless scrolling through available words & fast loading times make this app one of the best I’ve seen for child with ASD (or any toddler).
My ONLY suggestion would be to somehow highlight the sentence being read (in sync with the reading) so that the child can easily and intuitively read along - seems like this would really tie the whole experience together for maximum impact. My daughter LOVES the app, but I echo another review in that she often just waits to hit the replay button to watch the animation again. If the sentence text could somehow dominate the screen or come alive a bit more during the final reading, that would make this the best educational app I’ve ever come across.
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- Originator Inc.
- 57.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
- © 2013 Originator Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Reader Pack 1 $5.99
- Word Pack 1 $5.99
- Bundle of Word Packs 1-4 $11.99
- Bundle of ALL Word Packs 1-12 $29.99
- Bundle of Word Packs 5-8 $11.99
- Word Pack 2 $5.99
- Word Pack 3 $5.99
- Word Pack 5 $5.99
- Bundle of Word Packs 9-12 $11.99
- Word Pack 4 $5.99
Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.