The Reading Train is more than just an app, it is a personalized reading tutor. Read all about our exciting features below.
Based on Libby Curran's award-winning books, The Reading Train offers a huge collection of stories and books on the alphabet, numbers, colors, animals, and math, with new books added monthly. The Reading Train does more than teach kids how to read, it helps them learn about the world and gain the foundational skills to succeed later in school. Sign up below to learn more about what we are doing in the future.
After reading a book, The Reading Train generates a unique set of quiz questions presented as the Train Game that assess children's understanding of what they just read. The quiz includes spelling, sentence completion, word matching and reading comprehension in an absorbing game.
Each level of books has a carefully calibrated quiz that meets the unique needs of a student at that given level. As children continue through the collection, they acquire vocabulary, phonics skills and sight words to take them from beginning reading to reading independence.
Tap on any word to get a detailed explanation, including a definition and image, empowering children to read completely independently. On the parents' page, adults can view books read, overall scores and scores broken down by book and question type. Question types include matching, sentences, spelling and comprehension. With an unlimited number of profiles allowed, teachers can share an iPad with all of the students in a class and monitor their individual progress.
Our audio dictionary, with illustrations and audio definitions provides kids with the opportunity to learn more about the words they are reading with a simple definition that is read aloud when tapped.
Besides a FREE, powerful dictionary, we offer kids access to a large collection of song books. For every book read, children earn coins that they can spend in the music store. They can listen to songs and even record themselves singing along. New books and songs will be added every month.
“The Reading Train is the best early reading app I have even seen. It is the first literacy app for young children that teaches them through real reading, instead of by drilling isolated skills. With a wealth of leveled books, a comprehensive dictionary and a wonderful game to extend the learning, as well as detailed progress reports, it's like having an individual reading coach for every child."” Irwin Sussman, Superintendent of Newport School District, New Hampshire
"This is a brilliant app. It opens up the world of reading for even the most reluctant readers.” -Kris Kidder, First Grade teacher
“The Reading Train makes me so smart” - A Satisfied User