Learn to Read - Duolingo ABC

219 reviews
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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 that include multi-sensory activities, such as tracing, drag-and-drop prompts and more.

Your child can develop reading comprehension skills with lessons specially designed to support their lifelong love of learning! Whether your child is in pre-K, preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade, Duolingo ABC has delightful stories filled with engaging pictures meant to inspire and support your child along their educational journey. Help your child learn to read new sight words. Our toddler books and kids stories let you highlight each word spoken. This helps build your child’s multi-sensory learning skills, and can help them learn to read independently.

Your child can learn words, letters of the alphabet and listen to kids stories, all while having fun on Duolingo ABC. Our learning app combines educational lessons with fun reading games perfect for beginners! Our fun mini games and rewards work in tandem with the bite-sized reading lessons, keeping kids motivated to learn while building their confidence.

Discover educational games for kids 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!


Lessons & Stories for Kids
- Reading games: Engage kids in hands-on learning they will love!
- Our kids reading app has new lessons added often, so there is always something new to discover!
- Reading and phonics for kids: Bite-sized lessons help kids learn phonics, sight words & vocabulary
- Enjoy fun activities like letter tracing and gamified stories, suitable for even the youngest learners
- Toddler, kindergarten or first grade, all kids will love, play, and learn from Duolingo ABC’s cast of characters!

Kids Learn How to Read
- 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
- Every reading lesson is built to feel like a game, mixing learning with fun!
- From pre-K to first grade, you can get children excited to learn with mini games & rewards to keep them going!
- Thoughtfully designed learning sequences will build confidence in your kids with each success!

Kid-Safe & Ad-Free
- Rest easy, parents: There are no ads or in-app purchases to worry about
- Age appropriate content: content is focused on preschool, kindergarten and first grade level lessons

Offline Learning
- 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.


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Updated on
Aug 17, 2022

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
219 reviews
Amber Voss
July 24, 2022
Cute but minor adjustment for the youngest learners are needed. An option for full screen or game mode to remove the bottom navigation buttons. My 3 yr olds are new to phones/tablets and in trying to tap the blue arrow the often tap a bottom navigation buttons. 2) saving lesson progress when you accidentally exit out. Coupled with #1, we've restarted some lessons mutliple times.
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Sean O'Neill
May 20, 2022
Has a static noise when you click on anything, so you can't hear it say "m" for example. Edit: app had an update and issue was fixed. I have no other issues so far and my child loves this app. The stories in it are witty and cute. Would love a future update with more languages, but overall the app is great for learning.
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May 20, 2022
Thank you for your review! Our technical team has solved the audio issue that you mentioned. Please update the app to the latest version.
Than Angell
June 2, 2022
I've tried other learning apps with my child, but this is the only one he will consistently use. They have the right recipe of good content and engagement. There were bugs but they have been quickly resolving them. I like the way they have submitting feedback built into the app, currently in the settings page.
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What's new

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

• Added four new levels of advanced content
• Fixed audio issues