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Starfall Education

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Read, learn, and play with fun activities, games, and songs on Starfall! Covers reading, math, music, and more -- preschool to third grade. Includes free and subscriber content.

Join Zac the Rat and his friends on an exciting learning journey, starting with the ABCs and 123s and advancing up to grade 3 grammar and mathematics. Starfall's playful open format intuitively guides children through sequential learning objectives for reading, math, art, music, and social subjects like kindness and caring.


*Reading (phonics, fluency, grammar) -- ABCs, Learn to Read, I’m Reading, Talking Library, Punctuation, Parts of Speech
*Math -- Numbers, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Geometry and Measurement, Fractions
*More -- Holiday Activities, Nursery Rhymes, Sing-Alongs, Interactive Calendar

*Why Starfall*

*Research based, teacher tested, child approved. Starfall's systematic approach was created by experienced educators using time-tested instructional methods.
*Try it for free. All of the basics for learning how to read are available to everyone.
*No advertisements. Whether a free user or subscriber, you won’t see any ads.
*Pass it forward! Subscribers gain access to hundreds of additional activities and support the free sections for others to enjoy.

*What people are saying about Starfall*

“[Starfall] offers a fantastic (and free) learn-to-read method based on numerous studies and educational research. Kids practice letter sounds, word recognition, and reading comprehension through online books, songs, rhymes, and other games... [Users] can access plenty of free materials to make [] worthwhile without a subscription.”

- Common Sense Media

Starfall listed as one of the “70 Best Apps for Families”

- Parents Magazine

“I truly believe that Starfall set the foundation for my future.”

- Sarah, undergraduate at Stanford University

*Subscription information*

If you choose to purchase a Starfall subscription, a $5.99 (USD) payment will be charged to your Apple ID account upon confirmation of purchase and monthly after that. Your subscription will automatically renew unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. To cancel your subscription, open the Settings app, tap your name, then tap Subscriptions. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.

*Additional Info*

This app requires an internet connection and is intended for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3. It also supports English language development, special education, and homeschool environments.

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About Starfall:

Starfall Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

What’s New

Version 3.1.32 latest app version includes minor bug fixes and performance enhancements for a smoother user experience. Keep learning and having fun!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

sig592003 ,

This game has true potential!

Ok so, I am 13. I’m not a nerdy type kid, I’m just a critic. I watch movies and write reviews on common sense media, IMDb, rotten Tomatos, and Letterbox. And I do the same for games in the App Store.
I would like to start off and say that this game has a lot of potential. But, in the state that it is at now, it needs to stay free. For everything in game. Period. That’s how it can find it’s success later down the path.
Second: It’s great for teachers and parents to use for kids kinder-4th grade. It has tons of English, math, science, reading, and history. It’s almost as good as ABC Mouse! It just needs more content, and, like I’ve said, free content (Of course, until the game finds success.)
Last: Is it just me, or is anyone else getting ads? I don’t find ads very safe for kids to be able to see, especially explicit ads. And when they are playing this at school, it is an even bigger issue. And without ads, I think this would be a fun, safe kids game for the whole class, or family, to enjoy!

SakuraTree4 ,

Amazing 🤩

This app is so amazing. The kids grew up using this app to learn. When they were old enough for school they were acing classes. This app is SO repetitive. And usually apps/games like that are an absolute no go for me. But, this is how you teach kids to learn. Through fun games and songs. The learning to read books are the most repetitive part, they work on the same sounds so that your kid[s] master[s] it before they go on to another activity. If this was here when I was a kid then this is what I’d be using. I’m currently helping my four year old pronounce words correctly and learn more advanced words so that he can read better. He enjoys dancing to the songs. Once his little friend came over and they danced to the songs together. It was amazing to watch. I would recommend this to anyone who has kids. It says up to third grade but I would recommend it to anyone. I used to have a stutter and that could “cure” that. Though, their is nothing wrong with a stutter. I love this app and this truly helped my kids learn. This is a lifesaver. I’ll start my four year old back onto this once he’s off “winter break” (I figured he would think it was rude if his sisters were on winter break but not him.) Thank you for reading my review. I just want the developers to know about my appreciation to this app and how it helped the kiddos.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review and feedback! We're so glad you and your family enjoy Starfall!

Run45Rie ,

Needs new content

My 6 year old daughter has this app and she loves to use it. It has a wide variety of fun games and gets her excited about learning. I love that she actually uses it.

My only complaint is that the app content is repetitive. Each time she plays a game, the equations use the same numbers as the last time she played that game. So, all she has to do is memorize what the answer was last time and she gets the answer. I purchased a year’s subscription thinking the content would be new, but it’s still recycling the same equations.

I also wonder why the website has a different organization than the app. It looks like there are more advanced options on the website and more kindergarten options on the app. I’d like to see some more advanced options on the app, as she uses an iPad.

Developer Response ,

We have great news to share with you! This week, Starfall released a long-awaited update to the iOS version of the App, which now closely aligns to the content available on the website.

Here's whats new with this release:

The iOS app still includes our our classic Pre-K and Kindergarten content along with many new activities and content for higher grades. The update features a new layout & organization, with split indexes for Kindergarten & Pre-K and Grades 1, 2, and 3.

Other content additions include the Calendar, I'm Reading! books, Motion Songs, Word Machines, plus English, Grammar, and Punctuation for Grades 1-3, and more!

We hope you enjoy the new updates!

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