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 3.0.18

The latest version of includes new 3rd grade math exercises with multiplication and volume estimation! Practice your multiplication skills as you snowboard down the trails on X Mountain, and mix up monsters in our laboratory while you work with liquid volumes. Other backend bug fixes and performance enhancements will help your app run more efficiently. Have fun learning with Starfall!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

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!

funsyl ,

Great app for early elementary!

All parents of 4-9 year olds should have this app. Starfall teaches about math, reading, grammar, social emotional skills, and more. It makes learning fun with whimsical characters and catchy songs. Filled with fun games, books, and videos, Starfall is a fun app dedicated to learning that will get your kids out of the world of adult swim. Your kids will develop a love for learning and reading fast and eventually get them off screens... except to play this app! It includes an online library of kids books, a variety of math and reading games, new songs about kindness and friendship, and seasonal games. It also includes a game that will be every child’s favorite: a game where you can make a character that looks like you, dress it how you like, and other fun activities. Your kids will love this app, and so will you. It’s a must have!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback!

Laincloud ,

Excellent app for kids

I love the range of activities Starfall has--reading AND math. It lets the child create an avatar of herself/himself. It's also wonderful that there are no ads always popping up like in most other free apps. I'm considering purchasing the full version because this is the best educational kids app I've found so far in my year or so of looking. However, I would prefer to use my iTunes gift cards to purchase. But it looks like currently the only way to buy a full year subscription is to pay $35 on the website, using a credit card or Paypal.
Ignore all those comments below talking about "likes." This app is not social media. It has no "likes." It has nothing to do with Instagram. I don't know why people are spamming the comments talking about irrelevant nonsense. Maybe they get money for it somehow.

App Privacy

The developer, Starfall Education, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info

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  • Family Sharing

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

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