Learn to Read - Duolingo ABC

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About this app

From the creators behind Duolingo, the world’s #1 education app, comes Duolingo ABC! Duolingo ABC is the fun, hands-on way for your child to learn to read and write in English! From preschool to first grade, engage your child with delightful stories for kids and bite-sized lessons teaching the alphabet, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and more.

The Duolingo ABC kids reading app offers over 700 hands-on reading lessons designed to help kids learn and love to read. We make learning to read both fun and effective with lessons and educational games for kids that include multi-sensory activities, such as tracing, drag-and-drop prompts and more. Our educational learning app offers personalized lessons so your child can learn at their own pace.

Develop reading comprehension skills with educational lessons specially designed to support your child’s lifelong love of learning! Whether your child is in pre-K, preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade, Duolingo ABC has delightful stories for kids filled with engaging pictures meant to inspire and support your child along their educational journey.

Help your child learn to read new sight words with our toddler books and kids stories that let you highlight each word spoken. This helps build your child’s multi-sensory learning skills and can help them learn to read independently.

Duolingo ABC makes your child’s education a fun and engaging experience. Our learning app combines educational lessons with fun reading games perfect for kids and toddlers alike! Our rewards work in tandem with bite-sized reading lessons and fun school games for kids, keeping them motivated to learn while building their confidence.

Discover ad free kids educational games filled with exploration and curiosity on Duolingo ABC. Now your kids can have fun while they sound out words, practice reading and writing in English, and build reading comprehension and literacy skills for a lifetime!


Kids Learn to Read
- Reading games: Our kids reading app provides hands on learning they will love
- New lessons are added often, so your child never runs out of educational content
- Reading and phonics for kids: Bite-sized lessons help kids learn phonics, sight words & vocabulary
- Every reading lesson is built to feel like a game, so kids can learn to read while having fun

Learning Activities For Kids
- Enjoy fun educational games like letter tracing and gamified stories, suitable for even the youngest learners
- Toddler, kindergarten or first grade, all kids can enjoy the Duolingo ABC learning app while having fun
- From toddler books to 1st grade learning games, Duolingo ABC has lessons for every child
- Designed by literacy & early-education experts to develop kids’ skills in phonics, sight words, reading & more

Kid-Safe & Ad-Free
- Our educational learning app prioritizes a kid-friendly experience
- Rest easy, parents. There are no ads or in-app purchases to worry about
- Content is focused on preschool, kindergarten and first grade level lessons, so you can be safe knowing it is always age-appropriate

Offline Learning
- Your child’s educational journey has no limits with Duolingo ABC’s offline learning capabilities
- On a plane? At a restaurant? Duolingo ABC can be used anytime, anywhere
- Enjoy playing and learning offline - so kids can learn wherever you go

Duolingo ABC is an educational learning app that offers immersive lessons to teach preschool to first grade kids to learn and love to read. Download today and spark your child’s love for learning.


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Updated on
Feb 6, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

7.55K reviews
Maren Atkin
March 28, 2024
Masterful. My toddler loves it, and the creators really know how to make learning fun. I was worried it would get too hard too quickly, but even if that does happen, kiddo can always go back and repeat lessons. Something for devs to fix: when the letters are scattered and you're supposed to drag them back to the word, the letters gets smaller each time you touch them. Eventually they get so tiny you can barely see them! My kiddo's always bringing the tablet to me so I can fix it for her.
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Jewels Hall
September 21, 2022
I'm a youth programmer at a large library system & a parent to a preschooler. I love this app. My preschooler is completely engaged and loves it. It's a perfect balance of stories, writing, learning to sound out letters/words and sight words. I can't wait to watch her progress through more levels. We finish level 1 in the first weekend. I've been telling all the caregivers at my programs about this app. I'm hoping you make ones for learning other languages too. Thanks for being ad free!
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February 20, 2023
My boy has really liked it. Even though he complains sometimes "not duo again!" Even then he has fun and typically does more than one level...but... Is that it?! He just got through the whole thing and... I was expecting some story thing to happen with the library or a new section to open up. He got to the end and... Nothing. That's it. Just reset the data and go again?
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What's new

Duolingo ABC is now on Android! Send us your feedback at literacy-feedback@duolingo.com.