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Apps to improve young children's reading

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We know that children love technology. But, it can be hard to know which apps and games are going to help build your child's communication and language skills.

The apps below have been approved by the Department for Education and a team of specialists as they have good educational value.

CBeebies Storytime

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These interactive stories are a great way to start reading with your little one. The collection is growing and include all of your favourite CBeebies' characters.

Age: 0 - 5

Platform: Apple, Android, Amazon

CBeebies Playtime Island

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CBeebies Playtime Island has lots of fun and educational games to help your little one understand the world around them. You can play along with your favourite characters and develop some important skills.

Age: 0 - 5

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon

Lingumi - Kids' English

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Lingumi helps your little one learn spoken English. Through various games, children learn grammar and their first words.

Age: 2 - 5

Platform: Apple, Android