Great for bedtime, but... 3/5
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... 4/5
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 1/5
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 5/5
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!!!
Does not keep you logged in on your devices 2/5
My son loves this app, but we have to login every time we use it. We have this app on our phone and iPad. I paid for the entire year and I'm regretting it somewhat for that reason. I went as far as emailing and calling their customer service about a month ago and never got a response which is disappointing. I was hoping an update would fix this. We have ABC Mouse and we never have this problem having to login every time we use it. I would recommend ABC Mouse over speakaboos; it's more educational, more personalized and it has just as many stories.
Great App 5/5
The updates keep coming and my kids love them. It keeps their attention better than any other app I have. Their reading skills keep improving as well.
Must get 5/5
My son loves it!
Don't download 1/5
Everything appears to start but then you must purchase the programs for a monthly fee. Have no idea if this program is any good
Perfect for SNOW day 5/5
By TJ Tom Jones
My 6 and 3 year old can sit down and enjoy a 30 minute to 2 hour Speakaboos session whenever they choose. Great for car rides, plane rides or (snow) home days. Highly recommended.
Great during our road trip 5/5
Was a great learning distraction on our road trip over Presidents' Day weekend.
This is probably a nice app, but I couldn't even sample the content without first signing up to purchase it. I'm not doing that without even knowing if we'll like the program. Uninstalling. "Free" app is only free to install... not to use.
Amazing App my Godson Loves 5/5
By Andre Preneur
My Godson is just learning to read and Speakaboos is a so wonderful resource to help him fall in love with reading. He uses it daily, reads along with the stories and the interactivity keeps him highly engaged.
Fantastic app! 5/5
By Besting own
My daughter so looks forward to new stories arriving and she was especially thrilled with Princess Skateboarder! I think she's already played it 100 times! Thanks for doing such a great job!
Great stories! 5/5
I really like the variety of high quality stories - the animations are great and keep my daughter entertained
The interactive stories are the best 5/5
This app is pretty great. Not all the stories are interactive though, but the ones that have interactions are some of the most interesting for my son.
My little one loves it! Hours! 5/5
By Gavin’s Mom
My son could spend hours on this app! We have to pry him away from it every night - and it's so so so so wonderful for car rides! 🚗 really good value if you ask me!
Love it! 5/5
My two-year-old loves singing along and dancing to the great songs within the app. I enjoy watching her read the interactive stories like "The Three Little Pigs" and seeing how it makes her apply critical thinking to the story and reflect on what is happening. This is a wonderful learning tool and one that truly helps develop a love of reading.
Classic stories come to life. Great App! 5/5
By Keeping you posted
Lots of great stories and games.
Wonderful for car rides 5/5
I download my kids' (2 and 4) favorite stories so they can listen to them in the car. Keeps them entertained!
Lovely stories 5/5
Wonderfully animated stories - I really like this app for bedtime reading with my two kids
Great reading app for kids 5/5
This is a very useful app for getting kids to love reading because it’s kid-friendly, educational, and the stories are so diverse. I recommend this to all my parent friends!!
Love this app! 5/5
My 4 year old ask for Speakaboos at least once a day :-)
My students love this app. They can't wait to use it in daily reading centers. The read to me feature is so wonderful for emergent readers. It helps them practice their skills, but still enjoy a great story. One of the best educational apps I have ever used.
It's still screen time. 1/5
This app is great...if you're a parent who is too lazy to read your kid an actual book and you for some reason haven't realized that Netflix can distract your kid as well as anything else while you do anything but interact with him/her.
FREE TRIAL SCAM 1/5
I tried the app because they said there's a "free trial" period! So before the free trial period date ended, I unsubscribed so that I won't be charged for the following month. After doing so, I have also deleted the app. Imagine my surprise when I saw that They charged me $77 for something they claim to be "FREE?!" 😡 for that I give this 0 stars!😡 give me my money back!😡
Great app 5/5
Love the fire truck song!!!!
NOT FREE 1/5
By D.Marie "Paris"
Very disappointed. You can download it for free but pay a monthly fee.
Nothing free to try 2/5
By Samrat usa
Every thing I choose asks me to subscribe
Love but gets stuck 3/5
My daughter loves speakaboos but the newest version always gets stuck and I have to delete the app and reinstall everyday. It gets stuck on adding new stories or on the speakaboos blue screen.
Not free 5/5
This app is not free because it does nothing unless you pay money. It's just a subscription window that pops up when you try to do anything.
Really nice for bedtime 5/5
I use this for bedtime reading with my son. Sometimes we pick new stories, but he really like the Robot stories because he can tap on the character and choose different actions. It's like a choose your own adventure book, but better!
False books 1/5
It showed were the wild things are then after trial/purchase there is no such book. The read to me is very fast and no way of slowing it down- not worth the money!
NOT FREE 1/5
This app is NOT free. I hate it when I download a "free" app, only to find that you literally can't play anything without purchasing a subscription.
By reading daddy-o
Love the new holiday theme. New stories as well! Keep 'em coming, great work.
Kept crashing 2/5
My daughter really likes the app which is the only reason I'm giving it more than one star. It seems ok to me as a parent. The problem is that she uses it for a time during the day and the next day when we start up the app it never gets past the start-up screen. I have to delete the app and re-download every time I reopen it. We are only doing the free trial so I'm glad we didn't purchase it.
Customer Service is Terrible 1/5
Get ABC Mouse much better value and customer service. The price for this does not equal the quality.
Not Free 1/5
Big Fan 5/5
Our family has gotten hours of enjoyment from this app. Our favorites are the interactive stories but we like the videos too. I like knowing my kids are in a safe and ad free environment when they use Speakaboos. Highly recommended!
My son looooves it 5/5
Thank goodness for this app. Not only has Speakaboos fueled my son's vehicle obsession, but it gets him excited about reading and learning. I love that he can easily navigate it and find stories himself, and we can use the Read it Myself mode to read together.
Update made incompatible with ipad Mini Retina 2/5
My daughter loved this app and used it often. After the update, it no longer opens on the iPad she uses.
Please tell me what is SO advanced about a video and a reading app that makes this obsolescence necessary. Also, forcing an update that makes the app not work is lousy manners. You've lost my business.
Great graphics and library 5/5
I live overseas and this is a great way for my kids to keep learning English through amazing stories and animation. Enough stories to keep them entertained !
Fabulous program for my two granddaughters, 5 & 6. They love the stories and the games!!!
Lol dont get this 1/5
By Jake. Supper
Lol everything on here costs money! Dont get it
Scam for money 1/5
Do not download this!!! If you do and hit trial, you will be charged $74.89 after the trial runs out. This is not disclosed at all. Do not download this
I'm so upset this app would be amazing if it didn't constantly freeze and I'm paying for something I can't use only can use when it decides to work !! I'd like my money back
Ok app 2/5
My daughter liked this app at first but lost interest fast. Didn't bother to pay for the subscription cost. Got an email to take a survey on the app and never got the promised Amazon gift card. Won't waste my time trying to help improve a company/app again.
Awesome app 5/5
My 18month old love the books
THIS APP DOES COST MONEY 1/5
They didn't include that the app does cost money. My son couldn't read one story without having to start up a monthly payment plan.
Best kids app I've seen 5/5
By Craig Maither
My Nephew Loves This! 5/5
I just downloaded Speakaboos for my nephew to distract him from games and videos and he loved it! He found the books he liked on cars and trucks, read along, clicked on characters to hear them speak and repeated this over and over until it was time to sleep. It's really nice to see an app that makes reading so fun for young kids and has enough stories to keep their attention.