7 Top Apps for Teaching Your Child to Read

I like to think that I’ve been teaching my daughter to read since birth–by reading stories to her on my lap and fostering her love of books.  But how do I help her bridge the gap between looking at pictures and actually reading the words on the page herself?  A number of apps have been created to help kids work out the fundamentals of phonics, spelling and reading comprehension.  Unlike traditional school homework, these apps are supremely engaging, using music, playful animation and reward systems to motivate kids.  Here are 7 apps that I’m excited to share with my preschooler:

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