If you have dyslexia, there’s no need to avoid hard puzzles and word games any longer.

There are many educational apps and online games that will help teach reading, spelling, and much more in a playful setting — while providing beneficial practice for dealing with dyslexia.

Below is a list of apps and online games for enjoyment (and a little educational value).


New Games

Word Witt

Word Witt - $29.95

A positive and unexpected way to naturally reinforce phonemic awareness, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary, concentration, and mental agility. Word Witt provides meaningful and unique opportunities to think, react, master, compete, and laugh, while building self-esteem, self-confidence, social skills and connections.

We are grateful to the good people at Word Witt for generously donating a portion of the sales to DyslexiaHelp. Support DyslexiaHelp, use the code ‘DyslexiaHelp’ at checkout.


App Games for iOS & Android

Draw Something

Draw Something - Free

Compatible with iOS and Android

Like Pictionary, this game gives you a word to draw out for other players to guess. You get many colors and tools with which to draw, but you're timed, so draw fast!


Words with Friends

Words with Friends - Free

Compatible with iOS and Android

Much like Scrabble, Words with Friends is one of the most popular iOS and Android apps available today. Try to spell out the most complex words for the most points!


Individual Online Games

Language Game: Anagrams

Language Game: Anagrams

In this game of anagrams, the goal is of course to create as many words as you can in a given amount of time, with a given set of letters.



Knoword - Free

Knoword is a quick thinking game that helps boost vocabulary, spelling, speed of thought, as well as increasing analytical, observational, and typing skills. The object of the game is to complete as many words as possible by guessing a word based on its definition and first letter.


Penguin Jump Multiplication

Penguin Jump Multiplication

Solve the math problems as they scroll as well as compete against others to get to the top.



Scrabble - Free

Spell words and let them build off of each other with this online version of the classic game. The more complex the word, the more points you get and the more you learn!


Word Whomp

Word Whomp - Free

Try to spell as many words as you can from a given set of letters before time runs out. The more words you unscramble, the more points and bonuses you receive.


Game Websites


ABCya - Free

ABCya contains educational online games and activities for elementary students that were created or approved by certified school teachers.



DyslexiaGames.com - Various Prices

This website has tons of games, puzzles, and drawing/art projects available for purchase that aim to help dyslexic children learn better.


Math Playground

Math Playground

This website has tons of games and puzzles for kids who want an element of fun in their learning!


PBS Kids

PBS Kids - Free

The PBS Kids website contains dozens of fun activities, all organized, right on the home page, by type. Aside from reading, literacy, and spelling games, there are measurement games, math games, memory games, and much more.



Starfall - Free

Starfall is a free public service site that aims to teach children to read with phonics. Their systematic phonics approach and phonemic awareness practice is perfect for younger students, students with learning disabilities, and ESL students.


Word Central

Word Central - Free

These "robot" games target spelling, language skills, and vocabulary. The Alpha-Bot pronounces words to help test spelling skills, the Robo-Bee pollinates flowers with words on them to help test language skills, and much more.


Other Games

The Storymatic! Kids

The Storymatic! Kids - $29.95

The Storymatic! Kids is a great game for young learners as they learn to write and create stories. Using just cards, kids can use their imagination to create a story while developing good writing skills—it’s a good game for the classroom or at home.