The Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading


  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-10-30
  • Current Version: 2.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 396.66 MB
  • Developer: EDOKI ACADEMY
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 17 App Reviews)
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The Joy of Reading App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 17 App Reviews

The Joy of Reading App Details

The Joy of Reading is a comprehensive collection of 9 multi-level games that are designed to encourage early reading. An array of colourful animals supports the child according to their readiness as they are exposed to systematic and explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics. *** The Joy of Reading is the winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice 2014 and was featured in more than 100 countries as an App Store Best New App *** Embark on a guided adventure through our digital world and help your child become an emergent reader! Developed with early reading specialist from McGill University, Dr. Robert Savage, and the English Common Core State Standards in mind, The Joy of Reading can serve as a preparatory tool for children entering elementary school or as a complement to what your child is learning in class. Learn, play, and progress with The Joy of Reading! Recommended Ages 3-6 This game targets the following foundational skills in reading as outlined by the Common Core State Standards for the kindergarten level: > Phonemic Awareness > Letter Tracing > Letter recognition > Rhyming and blending of sounds > Differentiation of long and short vowel sounds > Spelling > Recognition of compound words > Recollection of common high-frequency words > Reading emergent reader texts with fluency FEATURES: > 9 unique, multi-level games targeted to specific reading skills > Multi-user interface > Universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch > Secure gaming environment: No ads, no external links, no in-app purchase, no social media access, no personal information request > Pedagogical content developed with renowned expert in early reading and put to life by our team of teachers, video game designers, and programmers. > Personalized and customizable play in the Sight Words game to include the child’s name and those close to him > 3 different game modes: guided learning path, free play, or practice with specific words in ABC dictionary > Real time dashboard to track progress > Parent & Teacher handbooks > Bright, colourful, and encouraging characters > Clear, concise instructions ABOUT US Edoki Academy’s mission is to provide children with enjoyable early-learning activities using the latest technologies. Our team members, many of whom are young parents or teachers, strive to produce tools that motivate and inspire children to learn, play, and progress. PRIVACY We take your child’s privacy very seriously, for this reason, we are proud to offer a product that is certified COPPA compliant by PRIVO. CONNECT WITH US! If you have any support requests, comments, or questions do not hesitate to contact us at or visit Edoki Academy Online at We’d love to hear from you!


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App Reviews

  • Can't get any sound

    By Ec2llf
    How can I expect my kid to learn how to read without hearing how words are pronounced? The developers of this app need to fix this bug. Or I want my money back.
  • No sound

    By Tcruze
    I was excited to play this with my son and get a jump start on reading. I was so disappointed that after numerous trials I have not gotten the sound to work... How do you expect to learn the letter sounds if there's no sound to hear!
  • Full of Bugs + Guns!?

    By MalkuthIselith
    Why - out of all the possible words that begin with 'g' are we using a GUN as a visual to teach the sound? It's a questionable choice at best and just a stupid content decision at the worst. One star because the app, content aside, is full of bugs. When incorrect answers are submitted they are accepted and the educational content is jumbled and confused due to these errors. Sloppy execution and poor content choices = one star review. To all parents: this company has some decent games but this one is just terrible. Be sure to watch what this company produces before putting it in the hands of your little one. My trust has definitely been broken.
  • Solid app

    By RioTintoCan
    The games offer kids solid lessons at own pace. You can add words whenever you want. I love the characters too.
  • Complete and fun reading program

    By Grace_NY
    The Joy of Reading was a great buy! This app does a great job of providing our daughter with a complete and fun reading program!
  • Effective

    By rebnevada
    One of the most comprehensive apps for teaching reading in preK
  • New style

    By LolyDot
    This game maximizes on the learning in a fun way. In addition to the perfect systematic phonics lessons, you have other games to learn how to read small sentences. Ambitious.
  • Great app but....

    By Bleuginger13
    My daughter enjoys this app until she gets to the tracing mini game which does NOT WORK!!!
  • Best reading app

    By Noobot
    My little one is totally in love with it.
  • Love this

    By Delsoni
    My 3 years old has mastered phonics