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'Main Idea -Sentences' helps kids who have trouble with reading comprehension. Identifying the main idea is a key part of reading comprehension.

'Main Idea -Sentences' builds this comprehension skill in a fun, game-like environment. The skill is developed step-by-step until mastery.

*** Happy Frog Apps is a Mom's Choice Award winner! ***

***** 5 Stars - Thank you for this app! Other software I’ve used has moved too quickly for my son. This one worked! Can’t wait for the next Main Idea app…it’s coming, right?

***** 5 Stars - This app is one the best education apps I have used with my little one. It really helps to improve his reading abilities. He is obsessed with passing the levels and it never let him disappointed. One of the few apps that worth to upgrade to premium version.

'Main Idea - Sentences' is designed for children in Grades 2-5 who can read the words, but don't understand what they read. Beginning readers in earlier grades can also benefit from the targeted skill development.

'Main Idea - Sentences' develops the skill of knowing what a sentence is about. This skill must be firmly established before a child can determine what a paragraph or page is about.

Key Benefits:

- Builds comprehension skills step-by-step until mastery.

- Incremental learning. New levels are unlocked only when your child is ready.

- Frustration-free learning. Your child will always be guided to the correct answer.

- Fun and engaging Reward Center to increase motivation.

- Easy parental review. Just check out the stars to see how your child is doing.

- Contains over 600 examples, with content designed by professional teachers and researchers.

- Advanced levels include timers to ensure fluency. Research shows fluency in the foundation skills is critical to reading comprehension.

- Can be used independently (just hand it over: your child will know what to do!) or with a therapist/parent for reading intervention.

- Provides extensive reporting for up to 10 students to suit the needs of parents, teachers and therapists.

Our apps are designed for and tested by typical and special needs children. Testers include children with Autism and other special needs. Our apps work for them!

To evaluate the app, download the free version, which has 4 free levels. Additional levels and additional players can be accessed with in-app purchase. If you prefer no in-app purchases, download the School Edition of this app.

While you're thinking about reading, check out our other apps that target WH questions, inferencing and answer identification skills.

Learn more about reading comprehension and research at our website Drop us a note, we'd love to hear from you!

We take customer service very seriously! If you ever have a problem or find that we've missed something, contact us at our website and we will do our best to fix the problem.

We are a member of the Moms With Apps program that promotes privacy in children's apps. We collect NO private information in our apps and our apps do not allow unrestricted web access.

What’s New

Version 2.8

Under the cover upgrades. Enjoy!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Suanne3960 ,

Love it

As an SLP, it works. The repetition helps with comprehension which helps with determining the main idea. The student using this relies on the visuals to see how many more and how he is doing.
Susan H.

Libespeech ,

Main Idea

I am an SLP working with adults w/the label of Intellectually Delayed/Developmentally Delayed.
I have one client who is a proficient 'reader' but understands very little of what she reads. We are working on increasing her ability to describe the main idea of what she's read by just reading the page of a story that interests her and she is still having the difficulty of picking out the main idea, even with assistance. I just discovered your variety of apps and downloaded a few to see if this might get us to her goal quicker. She used it for the first time today and was accurate for5/10 questions. This is the best she's ever done on this so far in over 3 months in therapy!! I'm very impressed and will be passing along the word about your apps to other SLP's I know !! Keep up the good work!

kes1985 ,

Success is possible

The adolescent clients I work with are beginning to show progress while using this app. It is allowing them to realize that they need to find information in the text to back up their answer before "guessing," because they want to be right and move to the next level. I am looking forward to checking out a few of the other apps. Thank you Happy Frog for another great addition to my I pad library.


Janine Toole
31.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  2. Up to 10 Users $2.99
  3. Upgrade to 2 Users $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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