The Joy of Reading is a comprehensive collection of 9 multi-level games that are designed to encourage early reading. An array of colourful animals supports the child according to their readiness as they are exposed to systematic and explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics.

*** The Joy of Reading is the winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice 2014 and was featured in more than 100 countries as an App Store Best New App ***

Embark on a guided adventure through our digital world and help your child become an emergent reader!

Developed with early reading specialist from McGill University, Dr. Robert Savage, and the English Common Core State Standards in mind, The Joy of Reading can serve as a preparatory tool for children entering elementary school or as a complement to what your child is learning in class.

Learn, play, and progress with The Joy of Reading!

Recommended Ages 3-6

This game targets the following foundational skills in reading as outlined by the Common Core State Standards for the kindergarten level:
> Phonemic Awareness
> Letter Tracing
> Letter recognition
> Rhyming and blending of sounds
> Differentiation of long and short vowel sounds
> Spelling
> Recognition of compound words
> Recollection of common high-frequency words
> Reading emergent reader texts with fluency

> 9 unique, multi-level games targeted to specific reading skills
> Multi-user interface
> Universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
> Secure gaming environment: No ads, no external links, no in-app purchase, no social media access, no personal information request
> Pedagogical content developed with renowned expert in early reading and put to life by our team of teachers, video game designers, and programmers.
> Personalized and customizable play in the Sight Words game to include the child’s name and those close to him
> 3 different game modes: guided learning path, free play, or practice with specific words in ABC dictionary
> Real time dashboard to track progress
> Parent & Teacher handbooks
> Bright, colourful, and encouraging characters
> Clear, concise instructions

Edoki Academy’s mission is to provide children with enjoyable early-learning activities
using the latest technologies. Our team members, many of whom are young parents or teachers, strive to produce tools that motivate and inspire children to learn, play, and progress.

We take your child’s privacy very seriously, for this reason, we are proud to offer a product that is certified COPPA compliant by PRIVO.

If you have any support requests, comments, or questions do not hesitate to contact us at or visit Edoki Academy Online at We’d love to hear from you!

What’s New

Version 2.1

Parental dashboard access.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kalley83 ,

Well made app, with minor issue.

So far this app is great practice for my Pre-K child. The only issue we have come across so far is with the tracing mini-games. The app fails to recognize a finger tip or stylus every other letter. Causing me to exit the game then reload it to continue. I have emailed support and I will update my review once fixed.

MalkuthIselith ,

Full of Bugs + Guns!?

Why - out of all the possible words that begin with 'g' are we using a GUN as a visual to teach the sound? It's a questionable choice at best and just a stupid content decision at the worst.

One star because the app, content aside, is full of bugs. When incorrect answers are submitted they are accepted and the educational content is jumbled and confused due to these errors.

Sloppy execution and poor content choices = one star review. To all parents: this company has some decent games but this one is just terrible. Be sure to watch what this company produces before putting it in the hands of your little one. My trust has definitely been broken.

RioTintoCan ,

Solid app

The games offer kids solid lessons at own pace. You can add words whenever you want. I love the characters too.


415.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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

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