Speakaboos - Kids Reading App

Speakaboos - Kids Reading App

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Speakaboos
  • Compatibility: Android
466 Ratings
$ 0

Speakaboos - Kids Reading App App

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
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Speakaboos - Kids Reading App app reviews

  • Good, needs more work 4/5

    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 1/5

    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 1/5

    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... 3/5

    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

    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 1/5

    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 5/5

    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!!!
  • Does not keep you logged in on your devices 2/5

    By LM3
    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

    By Peeps0987
    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

    By Vanes1216
    My son loves it!
  • Don't download 1/5

    By Onlydaisies
    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

    By P_J_P_80
    Was a great learning distraction on our road trip over Presidents' Day weekend.
  • Nope. 1/5

    By Meg_HanSolo
    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

    By Kfly1234567890
    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

    By pad-tar
    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

    By JPeeps22
    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

    By K1234elly
    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

    By LegalBeagle15
    Wonderfully animated stories - I really like this app for bedtime reading with my two kids
  • Great reading app for kids 5/5

    By r0_Ha
    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

    By BlueSkyAndButterflies
    My 4 year old ask for Speakaboos at least once a day :-)
  • Teacher 5/5

    By nansamjen
    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

    By GinaR86
    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.

    By Tinkerfairy321
    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

    By BennyL1
    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

    By Bhardesty
    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

    By luvmy3kids
    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

    By SonnyDay89
    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

    By teresavigil
    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

    By elbieee00
    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.
  • Thanksgiving! 5/5

    By reading daddy-o
    Love the new holiday theme. New stories as well! Keep 'em coming, great work.
  • Kept crashing 2/5

    By Blork23
    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

    By Smilesallaroundforu
    Get ABC Mouse much better value and customer service. The price for this does not equal the quality.
  • Not Free 1/5

    By Obieewok
  • Big Fan 5/5

    By Thx1163
    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

    By Jradams91
    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

    By Jorsin
    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

    By Rishaadc
    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 !
  • Speakaboos 5/5

    By Rhondapro
    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

    By Punkgirlx
    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
  • Ugh 1/5

    By Mariefur
    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

    By Jesrowbo
    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

    By Ev030915
    My 18month old love the books

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