Hale’s Tale is a fun, innovative approach to learning how to read. Children embark on an exciting adventure where they play mini games that strengthen their early reading skills.
Developed in partnership with professional educators, Hale’s Tale targets these foundational reading skills:
- phonemic awareness
- print awareness
- letter-sound knowledge
- sight word recognition
- decoding (simple) single-syllable words
Try Hale’s Tale, where learning to read becomes a playful adventure!
"Finally here is a Goldilocks educational app that fits both the child’s and parent’s needs — not dry, not over-stimulating … just right in the middle of playful fun and peaceful learning."
- Elaine Goh, parent and blogger at plantingpeas.com
"Hale’s Tale is fantastic app that ticks all the boxes when it comes to wanting to help young children on their way to becoming proficient readers."
Read why educators love our app: www.berrytalestudios.com
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Ratings and Reviews
This is the best learn to read app
I purchased this app for my youngest child, who just turned four. I already have lots of experience teaching kids to read (my other two children are quite a bit older) but I don’t have the time and my youngest is super active so only using our Hooked on Phonics set wasn’t engaging enough or even doable now that I have two older kids with several activities between them.
This is exactly what I needed. There is no silly stuff like Homer (if I wanted my child to draw at every third activity I wouldn’t want a reading app) and though the repetition may seem extreme, my son is much more engaged with this app than Khan Kids, Leap Frog, or Homer. And though it is repetitive, he was already spelling rat and hat by the end of the first level. The first day he literally fell asleep on the sofa with it because he wouldn’t put it down.
The gamification is superb and perfect for the 4 to 6 year old. He is super excited to gain coins and buy stuff for his avatar. He is even more excited that he can form words on his own.
But best of all this is an app that isn’t loud, flashy or annoying. It is calm and it also doesn’t rush kids with constant prompts.
I know that even if this is all my child did, he would learn to start reading independently. However, the app can easily be coupled with Hooked on Phonics and other activities to make an even richer experience.
My son played this game for hours
This is one of the most amazing apps I have used, or that I have seen my son use. He played it for hours and then he said, daddy it’s kind a like I’m reading. He was having so much fun that he didn’t even know he was learning :-) I mean it’s just such a great game. I highly recommend it and the support is great too.
Kids love this game
My kids love this game. And learn. My 4-year old has improved his reading so much!
- Berrytale Studios Oy
- 431.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Berrytale Studios Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock the full version $35.99
- Chapter One Unlock $3.99
- Unlimited access to Hale's Tale $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.