Teachers and parents all over the world use Speed Reading with Edi the giraffe as a funny and effective method to improve the reading skills of their kids.

It's really easy:
Edi the giraffe displays words for a fraction of a second. The aim is to recognize them correctly without sounding them out letter by letter. The level, speed and part of speech can comfortably be adjusted to the level of the child.

The app is based on the 500 most common english words. It is developed for parents and their children as well as for schools.
Optionally, one can also test German words.

*** Why Sight Words? ***

At the beginning of their reading process, children usually read words letter by letter. Then they combine these letters to a meaningful expression - a word. At some point they become faster and faster such that they are able to read the whole word without sounding out letter by letter.

The transition to this second phase causes problems for many children. This is where this app comes in.

Since here the words flash for only a fraction of a second, the pupil has no chance reading each word letter by letter. This is why this so-called whole-word method is often used as a training in schools to improve the reading speed of the kids. It is especially helpful for children with dyslexia.

*** Game modes ***

Teacher mode: here you can accompany the child. You sit beside the kid and check the words it tells you by yourself.

Single player mode: here you let the child work alone. The pupil writes the flashed word into a textbox and the app automatically checks the given answer. Here the child also practices the spelling of the 500 most common words.

The more successful the child is, the more rewards and animals it finds.

*** Settings ***

- words per round: 10-40
- speed: 2s - 0.02 seconds
- part of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, particles or all together
- language: English, German

Ratings and Reviews

Pathrep ,

Mistake don’t buy.

Need an app to plug in words from school

clumsyballerina ,

Not worth the money

I downloaded this app in hopes it would challenge my six year old who is quite fluent in her 1st grade sight words and reading at a 5th grade level. It has you see the word for about 1 second and then type it. As it is good for kids with dyslexia. My daughter has ADD and this was difficult to remember the words let alone spell them in time. I want my money back!

App Privacy

The developer, Simon Storz, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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