Read with Ello 4+

Reading Companion

Ello Technology, Inc.

    • 4.5 • 83 Ratings
    • Free

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Boost your child’s reading skills with Ello, the transformative reading companion that goes beyond just teaching – it listens, corrects, and guides your child through the exciting world of reading. Recognized by experts and featured on Good Morning America, Ello stands out as an award-winning reading program. More than just an app, Ello acts as a personal reading coach, using speech recognition technology and evidence-based reading instruction to provide immediate assistance when your child gets stuck.

Key Features:

1:1 reading companion personalized to your child's needs
Library of more than 700 decodable books
Crafted by literary experts
Uses principles backed by the Science of Reading
Trusted by more than 30,000 parents
Powered by our Adaptive Learn system
Built for Pre-K through 3rd Grade

What the experts say:

"AI reading tutor shines as a responsible AI application" – Common Sense Media

"Ello aims to eradicate childhood illiteracy by leveraging artificial intelligence and child speech recognition technology." – TechCrunch

Parents love us:

"I love this app so much. My granddaughter is struggling with reading. I heard about this app, gave it a try. We both love it so much. When my granddaughter gets stuck on a word, she just taps the screen and the elephant helps her. For those who don’t have patience with helping kids read, this app will help and be patient. I highly recommend this app. The books are also very interesting. She’s eager to read them all." – Kathy J.

"She is 6 and has struggled with reading, but Ello makes reading fun. Coupled with us encouraging and making reading fun, it becomes a great partnership and now she comes to me and asks if she can read one of her Ello books. This is a great thing after only one month. Definitely recommend. Give them a try. Our daughter has really flourished this month and made some real progress in her reading." – Jamie M.

"My daughter struggles with reading but since we downloaded Ello she enjoys reading, and it has helped her build confidence in her reading!" – Brandie D.

How it works:

To subscribe to the service, parents sign up for a free 7-day trial and then pay $9.99/month for a digital subscription. The subscription includes full app access to Ello’s 1:1 instruction, an exclusive library of digital books, and digital prizes weekly. For an additional fee, parents can also have an additional five physical books mailed to their doorstep each month. Ello’s subscriptions are available at Ello is recommended for children in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade.

What’s New

Version 2.1.13

- Improved reading progress tracking: bonus videos at the end of a reading session are now rewarded after sufficient progress has been tracked while reading to Ello

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Cee Mads ,

My son is crushing it

I have a special needs child. He is in 7th grade, and hasn’t learned to read. Reading has always been a struggle with him. The schools and I have tried so many different things to help, but he just gets so frustrated and shuts down. We decided to give Ello a try, after seeing an ad for it, but wasn’t optimistic. We have been reading 2 or 3 books most nights, using the app. He well older than the first level I started him out on, so the elephants voice annoys him. Last night he picked the easiest book in the box to start. I offered to read without the app since he is doing so well, he refused saying it had grown on him and he like using it now. For his second book last night, he chose to read a book he had only read once before. Every page he read correctly, and he would fist pump. He was so proud of himself, and the end he did one last fist pump and said “crushed it”!
I am so unbelievably happy that for the first time my child is excited about reading. Thank you

fuioherggh ,

20-minutes/night takes 20 minutes now

My son (7) used to spend so much time choosing which books he wanted to read for his nightly 20-minutes (stalling). He would be burnt out before we even started the clock and I would be too. With Ello, he knows the books are his level and he likes reading them over and over because he gets “better” each time. He still gets to choose which book but the reduced choices (5 books/month) are a relief for him. What once took almost an hour with whining, hand-holding and re-directing now takes 20 minutes and it is all reading, whether I sit with him or not. What once was a major pressure point has been relieved and is now enjoyable and efficient. Thank you Ello!

miscici06 ,

Renewed Excitement for Reading

My husband and I were searching for ways to bring back the fun into reading. Voices, taking turns, but you could tell our son wanted to gain that confidence on his own. I'm so grateful we were able to take advantage of Ello's first month subscription. Not even 20 minutes in, our son was hooked. He not only read through each book on his own but went back to read through them all again. We are celebrating all the success Ello has brought into our home & giddy over getting to hear our son read aloud with confidence!

App Privacy

The developer, Ello Technology, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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