Ricardo Reading Mouse is sure to delight children, as they enjoy learning their ABC’s with him, in three, beautifully illustrated, educationally-based games. Great care has been taken to ensure each game, develops essential early literacy skills in a safe, supportive, encouraging and fun way. We have no in-app purchases or live streaming.

As children interact with Ricardo, they will meet the 26 letters of the English Alphabet.
They will learn to:
1. recognise letter shapes;
2. recall letter names and sounds and
3. identify and remember the initial letter-sound associations of the 21 consonants and the 5 short vowel sounds of the English Alphabet.

This app has been designed to target primarily the under 6’s and it is a beautiful addition to any classroom or home learning environment. It is also a perfect place to engage older children who are struggling and require extra time and support to practice learning their letter names and sounds.

Hidden Letters – find the correct alphabet letters as they play hide and seek
Vowel Catch – help vowel characters catch matching kites
I Hear – help Ricardo jump across the river rocks by matching letters and sounds

Each game has three different levels, systematically introducing and teaching lowercase letters, uppercase letters and beginning sounds of words. Children can freely move between each game and level within a game, at their own pace by selecting a game on the main home screen and then by selecting a level on the first screen of each game.

Instruction boxes with text and audio automatically open up on each initial play of the game and upon repeated game plays. The instruction box can then be selected with an icon on screen. There are indicators on the screen in each game which show the child’s progress throughout the game and how many screens are remaining before a reward screen appears.

We recognise the importance of children needing a healthy balance of screen time and active play time. So attention has been given, to ensure we provide games and rewards that serve as a gentle reminder to children of how much fun it is to put their device down and engage in safely supervised active play like flying a kite, using a scooter or pogo stick, leaping and jumping, enjoying nature play or playing hide and seek.

Such active play also assists in the development of visual motor skills which are vital when learning to read, write and spell. Disclaimer: Children’s activities are always at the discretion of their supervising carer.

Some levels within the games have interactive rewards. Ie. fast, normal and slow buttons where children can change the pace at which Ricardo is doing an activity. For other rewards, children have the joy of seeing Ricardo appear doing a task to a pleasant, up-beat little instrumental or vocal.

As children are naturally inquisitive, there are also some surprise interactive touch points, in the games, that when pressed will delightfully reward children with a movement, a sound or both.  We trust you will enjoy exploring these with your child.

1. More information about the visual processing aspects of this app
2. In app settings, there are further details specifically for the Hidden Letters game:
a. There is an additional setting which will make the game harder by reshuffling the hidden letters more frequently.
b. There is a question mark icon on the screen, which when pressed, provides a few verbal clues for possible hiding spots.
c. There is provision of an answer key revealing all 26 hiding spots.
3. Rate and Review section
4. Access to more learning resources via the links to our support website and Youtube channel

We are a new family-owned company launching into this space. Your support is very much appreciated and we are very keen to hear your comments/feedback. Thank you!

Learning With Ricardo Reading Mouse Youtube

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- iOS 11 support
- Feature enhancements and optimizations
- Various bug fixes

App Privacy

The developer, Melissa Savonoff, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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Melissa Savonoff
102.5 MB

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



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  • Family Sharing

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

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