Review by Tintin, age 7
K12 Timed Reading
App developer: K12, Inc.
Price (as of 9/30/10): $1.99/full version; free version also available
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad; requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
Timed Reading is a game that you read different stories on – thousands of them.* It only has five grades: Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade and fourth grade. The game times you so you read faster and you can get a high score. It's a good game because it has reading, which I like. I like the stories because I learn a lot from them, like planets, geography and animals. I would recommend this game to people who like reading books.
* Editor's note: Not quite thousands, but more than 250, both fiction and nonfiction.
The above picture is from iTunes. The below show part of 2nd-grader Tintin's reading list:
And part of pre-Ker Johnny Boo's:
LitLass's notes: We got this app when it was free, but we all love it so much, I think we'd pay full price if we had to. Tintin's 2nd grade class is working on timed reading every weekday for homework, but after the first week Ms. A. told Tintin he didn't need to work on it anymore. I'm pretty sure this app had something to do with that. Plus, you know it's a keeper when the boys are fighting over who gets to go first.
You can find this app and more information on it on iTunes. To learn about more apps for kids, check out App Friday on Moms With Apps.