LOL! FTW! BRB! OMG! Before your kids start talking (and texting) in acronym-only speak, lay foundation for proper grammar and vocabulary use with the help of these apps. We took a close look at the Google Play store and uncovered a variety of interactive apps that teach reading, the alphabet and new words. Plus, they’re fun to boot (seriously, your kids will think so, too)! Check them out below.

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1. LetterSchool
For the littlest of learners turn to LetterSchool app where they’ll learn the alphabet A to Z and their numbers from 1-10 by playing four interactive and fun games. Along the way they’ll discover the shape, name and sound of each letter and number.

Download for $3.64 from Google Play

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2. Kids Learn to Rhyme
For preschool aged kids, rhyming is a really fun way to learn new words and play with language. This app boasts three rhyming games–we’re partial to the interactive Pick & Click game where kids match the pictures to the rhyming words.

Download for $3.99 from Google Play

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3. Dino Sight Words: Kindergarten
Reading is fun! And, with Dino Sight Words: Kindergarten reading becomes extra special because it’s a game. Your kids will traverse through a dinosaur world collecting sight words as they’re spoken. They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re reading and learning!

Download for .99 cents from Google Play

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4. Wheels on the Bus
They know the song and now they can read the interactive musical book. Aboard the big yellow school bus, your kids can open and close the doors, swish the wipers and more, all while they’re singing and reading.

Download for $1.99 from Google Play

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5. Super Why Phonics Fair
Five interactive literary games are the focal point of this app from PBS KIDS. Ideal for kiddos ages 3-6, this app teaches phonics and reading in a fun way with stickers, music videos and games.

Download for $2.99 from Google Play

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6. First Words for Toddler
For babies and toddlers, this app is a gem. The app includes over 100 words to get your kids learning and reading through interactive fun games. With the ability to use this app in more than 15 languages, your older kids can switch the language to use the app to learn another language other than English.

Download for free from Google Play

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7. Baby ABC
Even the youngest babes will find this app fun. The app’s design takes into account a baby’s limited color vision and motor skills to encourage your little to learn the alphabet.

Download for free from Google Play

What learning apps have made your tot a scholar? Share them in the Comments below!

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— Erin Lem