Reading Hero

4.1
20 reviews
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Teacher Approved
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Everyone
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About this game

Reading Hero is the only reading app that makes a game out of sight-word reading, while providing real-time feedback! We use voice recognition to tell if a word was read correctly, and give feedback with audio recordings from a real teacher! The app uses DOLCH words, which is a research-backed collection of the most common words in the English language (used by schools across the country to assess reading proficiency). The difficulty of the DOLCH words increases as you complete each level.

It is ideal for children ages 4-8 (pre-K to third grade) who are learning to read, or English learners of any age. Best of all, it is completely free, and has zero advertisements! Created by teachers, for anyone learning to read.
Updated on
Mar 4, 2022

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4.1
20 reviews
Lisa Lamboy
April 27, 2021
My son loves the concept of this game. It's a fun way to practice his sight words. Unfortunately the app still needs work. There were a bunch of times where he read the correct word but the app didn't recognize it. Some of the words that didn't work include up, if, sit, keep, cut and pick. If I read the word, it understood me but it seems like it has a hard time with a kid's voice on certain words. My son got frustrated when it didn't give him credit for the correct word.
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A Google user
June 15, 2019
this is a great idea to use voice recognition to check kids reading however my 4-year-old kid pronounces words imperfectly and the app does not recognize it when he reads a word correctly. also the app stops listening after the kid stays silent for 10 seconds. He also needs to read out loud the sounds of the word first before he can combine the sounds into a complete word, and the app recognizes individual sounds as incorrect word. I think you should work on this great idea to make it work.
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A Google user
March 9, 2019
Great idea, but the word recognition bounces between way over sensitive to way under sensitive. It's very frustrating after a few minutes.
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Reading Hero
March 13, 2019
Hi Cory, We heard you loud and clear, and we have just released an update that should fix the sensitivity. If you try the new version, it should be a much better experience! We'd love to hear what you think of the new release, so please feel free to share with us how it's working for you.

What's new

Thanks for playing Reading Hero. This update includes small improvements for a better learning experience. If you like our app, please leave us a rating! Your feedback helps us improve the learning experience for children around the world! Have a question or suggestion? Send us an email at hello@readingheroapp.com.