About Word Zoo

joinedThe Word Zoo app for iPhone and iPad helps children understand how to read. No prior experience necessary!

Based on findings from neuroscience research, your child will be challenged to match words to pictures, not by using pattern matching, but by exercising their short-term memory for letters and words.

Word Zoo’s in-built dictionary empowers your child to solve reading puzzles on their own and, by holding letters and words in memory, consolidate word recognition into a long-term skill.

Word Zoo engages your child in the learning process, letting them personalize their experience by taking a photo, recording a victory jingle and adding their own words to the dictionary.  Parents, carers and teachers may also like to modify Word Zoo’s dictionary to tailor the challenge to the child’s level and interests.

Word Zoo has no ads and no in-game purchases, and does not require a WiFi connection once downloaded.


If you’re looking for a creative, personalized, effective approach to developing reading skills, give Word Zoo Learn to Read a try 

Jacquie Murray,
Ask a Tech Teacher

The Word Zoo is an ingenious, seemingly simple app (works on your iPad and iPhone) that helps kids understand reading through sight words and selection

Families Magazine

The Word Zoo is an app that helps kids learn to read through the art of science and fun 

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