"Fun for the kids and great for learning to read. Everyone wins." - Jen, Kindergarten teacher and mom of three.

I have a confession to make. My son's favorite game was Fruit Ninja and I was getting increasingly frustrated with having my son waste a lot of time on a fun but mindless game while he was still struggling to learn how to read.

So I decided to create yet another slicing game with three letter words to help my son learn to read while playing his favorite game.

My sons skills in recognizing three letter words have dramatically improved since he started playing this game and now I no longer have to feel guilty when I need a five minute break to take care of the laundry or prepare lunch for the kids. I know that they are having fun and that they are learning at the same time.

Warning: Your child will keep begging for your iPhone or iPad after they try this app.

Reading Ninja is an exciting educational game that helps kids rapidly learn to read three letter words by sight, sound, and touch.

The interface is so easy to use that even a toddler will delight in using this app.


• Slice your way through all 150 three letter words

• You decide what three letter words to focus on - turn individual categories ON or OFF from the settings page

• Learn by sight, sound, and touch

• Fun game play, sounds, and animations keep kids engaged

• Dynamic game play adjusts difficulty (the number of three letter words) automatically based on player skills to keep kids both challenged and entertained vs. getting bored

• Supports 3 difficulty settings: EASY, MEDIUM, or HARD

- Max 1 three letter word
- Three letter words move very slowly
- Great for introducing sight words one at a time

- Starts with 1 three letter word
- Max of 3 words on screen
- Three letter words move 30% faster

- Starts with 2 three letter words
- Max of 5 words on screen
- Words move even faster
- Words rotate faster too

Adjust difficulty from settings page.

• Wrong answers do not interfere with gameplay, the child can immediately try again and slice the correct answer (most other games are too slow to keep kids interested by interrupting the gameplay and slowly repeating the desired question)

• Play Reading Ninja from A to Z or in random order (adjustable from settings page)

• Multi-sensory learning tool - combining audio, voice, and touch

• Want to work on just a few three letter words? No problem… head to the settings page to turn entire categories or individual words on and off

• Want to record your own audios? No problem. Just click on the category and record your own sound for all three letter words

• Supports three levels of difficulty


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What’s New

Version 1.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Fresh grown foods ,

Hi. Yaaah!!

Wow, what fun to learn appropriate iPad finger movement as you are entertained by learning to read!! Once again, this teacher of the visually impaired loves the contrast between the background and letters presented, the letter thickness, size & color, and that it is customizable for speed & the number of words presented simultaneously. The lowercase (small) letter j is not curved at the bottom, & this could cause some confusion. Thank you for combining accessible learning with appropriate swiping fun---all in one.:-)

KristyOT ,

Fun game

This is a fun game. I would like to add my own words though. I like how the words spin and the swiping sounds. The incorrect sound is also just the right level. Many of my students enjoy the wrong sound more so than the correct sounds and try to get items wrong on purpose.

MomJerez ,

Good that needs a few little improvement

It is definitely fun. My son loves the other ABC Ninja and Numbers Ninja apps. This app would be wonderful if you could add your own words. My son is learning to read 3 letter words, but some of the ones he is working on are not included. We would use it daily as part of our homeschool if i could customize it. The last thing is, I really don't like the 3 finger parental control feature. It always takes me multiple tries to get into it. Very frustrating most of the time.


Innovative Mobile Apps Ltd
44.2 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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