The Ladybird app is made for children ages 5 and under who are just starting to learn to read. This app teaches phonics within a 12 level game that engages young learners and encourages them to find the fun in reading. Developed by teachers and literacy experts, Ladybird includes the 44 sounds of the English language so children can learn, blend, and segment them to form words. It also includes basic sight words that do not follow typical spelling rules, such as ‘the’ and ‘said’. For children at this age, engagement is key to a successful educational app, and Ladybird provides a game-themed interface that walks the line between education and entertainment.

The Ladybird app is available on the iTunes App Store [2] for IOS devices for $1.99.