READY! for Kindergarten is the premier school readiness program of The Children's Reading Foundation designed for children ages 2 to 5 or older children who may be behind in core skills.

The READY! for Kindergarten app helps you prepare your child for all future learning and success in school through interactive game play. Each game helps develop a specific core skill. The games are designed to be played over-and-over again because young children learn best with hundreds of repetitions in a loving and supportive environment.

Touch the "i" in the lower right hand corner by each game icon to get additional information about the skill that game teaches.

As your child plays each game, the app sends information to the reports section, so you can see how your child is progressing in a specific skill area. The reports section shows your child's achievement in relationship to other children of similar age in the U.S., allowing you to focus with your child in areas they might lag.

For children ages 2 to 5, our app's games teach your child to sing the ABC song, match letter shapes, say letter sounds, expand vocabulary, rote count to 30, and recognized emotions.

The foundation of the READY! program is 26 Age-Level Targets, or measurable skills, that a typical 5-year-old must have by the time he or she starts kindergarten. These research-based targets were developed by early learning experts, working closely with families, scientists and educators during a seven-year span.

READY! for Kindergarten won a Top 100 Award for programs from District Administration Magazine in 2013.

Watch our videos to learn more about the school readiness gap and what you can do to help your child succeed. To learn even more visit our website at

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

- Spanish Update

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Homeownr ,


My three year old really enjoys playing these games. He is getting better and better at recognizing letters and numbers and is starting on the addition! I have my niece started on it too. The only recommendation I have is to remove the children laughing. My son thinks that he is being made fun of when he hears them laugh and it’s when he will usually stop playing. My niece gets mad when she hears it and yells at the screen to stop. I had thought of this prior to my son’s reaction but thought I was being too sensitive until I saw both being bothered by it.

Cheshie6 ,


It’s a great tool but the train game freezes. My son loves trains and when he gets to three boxes they don’t fit with a bee, hat, mat, cotton, hand and obviously there’s only 2 right answers, it’s asking for 3. Please fix.

Cquit ,

Great app for preschoolers

Just downloaded this for my 4 year old son. He has fun doing all the activities. He especially likes the turtle and the hare race and saying the letter when a microphone shows up.


The Children's Reading Foundation
840.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

You May Also Like