Speakaboos - Kids Reading App

Speakaboos - Kids Reading App

By Speakaboos

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-07-12
  • Current Version: 4.4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 76.09 MB
  • Developer: Speakaboos
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 484 Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Speakaboos - Kids Reading App App Ratings: 4
4
Total 484 Reviews

Speakaboos - Kids Reading App App Description

The only reading app designed to motivate kids to read! ** Over 200 interactive stories & songs that turn screen time into reading time ** So fun & engaging kids choose reading over games ** Stories promote active participation, grow vocabulary, and improve comprehension ** Designed so kids as young as 2 can easily use independently **Available as a free trial and then a monthly or annual subscirption WHAT’S INSIDE THE SPEAKABOOS READING APP for Kids - Stories & songs for kids ages 2-6 including classic fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes as well as original characters developed exclusively for this reading app - Well-known books for kids such as The 3 Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, & Where the Wild Things Are, - Popular characters that preschool and kindergarten children love like Thomas the Train, Angelina Ballerina, Sid the Science Kid, and Mike the Knight - Sesame street songs with Elmo and Big Bird - Stories organized by favorite kid’s topics like princesses, monsters, animals, music, and more! - Reading app activity reporting that lets you know about your child’s reading activity PARENTS & TEACHERS LOVE SPEAKABOOS FOR THEIR CHILDREN! - “My 23-month-old daughter and I love to cuddle up and read your stories, especially the ones about fairytales and princesses.” - Ashley B., KY - “My 5-year-old son is a reluctant reader, but Speakaboos stories on monsters and animals have really engaged him and he wants to read more books as a result! - Karen D., CA - I’m an elementary school early literacy educator for 38 years now!! This app is fantastic!’ - Deb B., NJ PRAISE FROM EDUCATORS AND MEDIA - Awarded National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. - Received an A+ from Education World. - Named “one of the great websites” by the American Library Association. - "Speakaboos... makes it easy for kids to learn to read by easing them through different phases: reading stories to them, helping them to follow along with the story as it's read, and finally allowing kids to read on their own," (Appolicious). - "Speakaboos will be a very handy tool while traveling. We have put in quite a bit of air and car time this summer and it doesn’t take long before our active preschooler gets bored watching back to back movies. Speakaboos offers a good, more interactive alternative." (GeekMom). SPEAKABOOS BUILDS AND SUPPORTS LITERACY FOR CHILDREN Speakaboos’ educational methodology encourages literacy and learning through features including: - Read-along word highlighting promotes word recognition among young readers. - Clickable words allow children to hear the way words are pronounced. - Rich illustrations, sound effects and music keeps kids engaged. - 3 modes of play depending on reading level: Read To Me, Read & Play, Read It Myself. - If you like Reading Rainbow, Scholastic Storia, FarFaria, Learn with Homer MeeGenius or ABC Mouse, you'll love Speakaboos stories. Subscription details for Speakaboos Reading App: Stories & Songs for Kids: - Subscription is offered on a monthly or yearly basis and provides unlimited access - A 1-month subscription costs $7.99 and 12 months costs $69.99 or equivalent local price – Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase – Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
 – Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
 – Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
 – Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable By downloading Speakaboos, you agree to the following terms: Privacy Policy: https://www.speakaboos.com/privacy Terms of Use: https://www.speakaboos.com/terms

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Speakaboos - Kids Reading App App Reviews

  • Constantly crashing

    1
    By Dani7322
    My daughter loves this app, but it crashes after two or three songs. I have to constantly close the app then re-open it. I would really appreciate this issue being addressed by the creators.
  • Terrible possible scam

    1
    By Haliejay
    First, I had to keep logging in every time. So even if this app was good, it would be frustrating that the kid cannot use it without parental help every time it gets closed out. Second, there is nothing worth $8/month on this app. Third, they make it impossible to cancel so I’ve been charged $8 for an app with less to offer than many free apps I have that are actually educational. It seems like a scam not to be able to cancel within the app so they hope people can’t figure out how to cancel before they get charged at least once. There are instructions about canceling within the App Store (never heard of doing that before) and those instructions don’t match up with anything actually in the App Store. I’ve emailed to have it canceled and am still waiting for a response.
  • Kinder teacher & Mom approved

    4
    By shhhhhhhhh
    My kids have been using this app for a couple of years now. I love it and am now using it in my kindergarten class as well. My one and only complaint is about 1-2 times per week the app logs out and they lose their downloaded stories. They use their iPads in the car and Speakaboos is one of the main apps they turn to. When they lose their stories that means I need to spend the following evening sitting with both of their iPads going through all their favorite stories so they can have it the following day. It’s tedious. A) the problem of the random logging out needs to be fixed or B) it would be nice if parents had the option of going through a checklist of which stories (or all) to download instead of having to listen/watch each one or C) upon logging in, it should automatically download the stories they’ve watched or have selected as favorites
  • Good, needs more work

    4
    By ❤️NY
    It's got great stories, artwork is always good and the voices are usually fairly famous ones that step in to make a story. I really do like this as an educational tool, so I remain happy I bought it over ahead ago. Big problem for me is not being able to use this on any other device but the iPad I bought it on, so I have to pull mine out every time we use this thing.
  • Caution FREE Trial is Fraud

    1
    By quiethavenfarm
    I signed up for the year subscription with a free month trial. I canceled after a week and I was still charged for a year and it says I can still have access for a year. What happened to the free trial? It’s not a free trial if they charge you for a year and won’t end it during the free trial.
  • It's not WORTHY of $72

    1
    By Dadisnothappy
    I tried the free trial and forgot to cancel before it expires. BUt nothing thatI can do but to use it hoping it will help my 6 year old to get him into reading. I used it a few times in a month since there are not very many stories to read and iit takes them a while to upload new stories. My son has a reading log every night from school but the stories that they are not enough. Unless you keep reading the same stories over and over. I am hoping that they have more variety of reading material available because for the price $72 it is not worth it. I would recommend amazon rapids fro $29/year, since they a tons of variety of reading materials and my son likes reading them. I am cancelling my subscription even if it is not due because it is hard to find information on iTunes on how to cancel subscription but it is easy for them to automatically renew it.
  • Great for bedtime, but...

    3
    By PMWIII
    This is a great app and I'm glad my kiddos can follow along with the highlighted words at the bottom. Some stories are interactive as well. They now want a "story on daddy's phone" every night (yes, I still read the "old-fashioned" way as well). BUT...$7.99 per month is way too much for this app! That's why the 3 stars instead of 5. It will be deleted next month. It's a shame. They just priced themselves incorrectly. ☹️
  • Great!!! But...

    4
    By catatbu
    We have had this app for 2 years and I rave about it to all my friends. It's the only kids subscription app we pay for and it's worth the money. My 3 & 4 year old kids adore the stories and songs, and I feel good knowing that they are being "read to" and that the books/songs are of the highest quality. My ONLY gripe is that the app often logs us out between uses. As a result, when I need to quickly hand my iPad to a child who woke up at 5am or a child who is having an epic meltdown at the fancy restaurant, I sometimes have to click through 2 security screens and enter 40+ characters just to get back into my Speakaboos account. By this time, well, I'm wishing I'd just let them watch YouTube videos 😆 but seriously...Speakaboos...fix this bug please! Otherwise, much love for the 'boos.
  • Always crashes

    1
    By atrovie14
    The app is basically like watching movies with subtitles. It always crashes. And they don't send you a reminder before the subscription renewal comes up. Overall crappy app.
  • Reading while surrounded by tech

    5
    By Digitalkitty2384
    I am a book lover and always imagined my kids would be too. When my son was born I couldn't wait to share the experience of reading with him. Thing is my husband and his family are obsessed with electronics and where you would find my shelves full of books, theirs are full of tech gadgets. After two years of trying to compromise and/or not force the topic I finally found a workable compromise! It's not exactly as I imagined it but my son still sits in my lap as we read, sing and play together using speakaboos. And without realizing it, speakaboos is also encouraging my 30 year old husband to read more. :) LOVE IT!!!

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