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Since 2002 Children around the world have learned to read with Zac the Rat — and your child will too! Each numbered section features a vowel sound and its related spelling. Your child will hear, touch, read and eventually master this sound-spelling through a variety of engaging activities, movies, and songs. Encourage your child to play and explore! Your child will come to recognize the relationship between spoken and written language while having fun learning to read. This app is excellent for emerging readers and English language learners.

What’s New

Version 3.36

Starfall Learn to Read latest version includes minor bug fixes and performance enhancements for old and new device support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

d33zdogs ,

Helped my 3 yr old

Great for kids who knows the alphabet letters and it teaches them vowels and how to pronounce the words correctly. Great tool for beginners. It worked for me. Hope it can help other parents.

OKCmum ,


I had it when I was little but i accently update it i thought the update was garbage.
NOTE: Improve when it has garbage update

123 Rock N Roll ,


Been looking for an app to help my 5 year old get a handle on phonics - just started using this app and it seem perfect !

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 Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

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

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