Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids

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


- 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


- “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


- 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’ 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

Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids App Description & Overview

The applications Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids was published in the category Education on 2013-07-12 and was developed by Speakaboos. The file size is 72.87 MB. The current version is 4.4.3 and works well on 7.0 and high ios versions.

- Minor App Updates to improve the experience of the app!

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Speakaboos - The Reading and Learning App for Kids Reviews


Great for bedtime, but...  PMWIII  3 star

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...  catatbu  4 star

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  atrovie14  1 star

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  Digitalkitty2384  5 star

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  LM3  2 star

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  Peeps0987  5 star

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  Vanes1216  5 star

My son loves it!


Don't download  Onlydaisies  1 star

Everything appears to start but then you must purchase the programs for a monthly fee. Have no idea if this program is any good

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Perfect for SNOW day  TJ Tom Jones  5 star

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  P_J_P_80  5 star

Was a great learning distraction on our road trip over Presidents' Day weekend.

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Expensive glitchie headache  Stray ur  1 star

We enrolled after a free trial period. We paid for 4 months and every time my daughter tried to use the app the app would report that our membership was expired. So we could never use it, nor could we cancel.. Had to get help through apple support to cancel after 4 months of being charged and never able to use.


Absolutely Fantastic Reading App!  Mahrani4aver  5 star

I have tried several reading apps where it involves $$. I still love, "Read me stories." After that I came across so many which asked subscription. But after a long find finally after read me stories this is absolutely terrific and fantastic for all ages. My daughter is 3 she loves it same as her 6 year old Brother. Love it & just love it. Can't praise enough. It's worth the money as instead of $7 a book ur getting unlimited books in a month. Karen


Love it!  Teslamommy  5 star

My daughter loves being read to on this app and interacting with the stories!


Regret our year subscription purchase  louden311  2 star

I regret purchasing the year subscription primarily because we are forced to log in every day to access the content which is not convenient especially for young children. Out of several months worth we have used it a handful of times. Fix this and it might be worth the purchase. Content is okay although I wish the read along content was made into the picture rather than an awkward white box. Also the content seems more video based than I would like.


Fantastic  Bev_58  5 star

As a teacher, I think this is a fantastic teaching tool.


Great app!  RichD85  5 star

My kids love it!


Perfect for Guided Reading  TeachingInTX  5 star

So perfect and easy for my guided reading groups in my 1st grade classroom. I'm starting to plan for back-to-school, and it's so simple to use this platform to find titles for my small group lessons with the Lexile filter, plus all the reading modes have made it wonderful for my reluctant and emergent readers to enjoy the books that otherwise would have been on a frustrational reading level for them. The word highlighting and text-touch feature are great, too. Planning on making sure my entire grade level team has a subscription this year.


So many stories!!!  techiedad16  5 star

I gave my son a subscription to speakaboos recently and he's been going through and exploring the different interactions in each story. The space stories are his absolute favorite. There's an abundance of stories as well for him to choose from which he's loving. I'd highly recommend this app for any parent!


Great kids app!!  Haljab2  5 star

I downloaded for the nephews and they loved it. Coolest part is that the stories are actually educational even though the kiddos think it's just fun stuff.

Alex Blix

My daughter: More Thomas please!  Alex Blix  5 star

It has all the characters kids love. My 3 year old has been obsessed with trains and she can't get enough of these stories. I love watching her on Speakaboos and it's the perfect pre-bedtime activity to get us through those cranky evening hours!

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