Endless Reader Education App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: Originator Inc.

This update fixes an issue that prevents purchased word packs from being displayed to the user if Restrictions for In-App Purchases is enabled.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
367 Ratings
All Versions:
984 Ratings


** App Store's Editor's Choice **

*From the team at ORIGINATOR - the creators of the beloved Endless Alphabet and Sesame Street's Monster at the End of This Book and Another Monster.... Originator is a team of passionate artists and engineers dedicated to the best education+entertainment apps for kids.*

As a follow-up to Endless Alphabet, set the stage for early reading success with Endless Reader! This app introduces "sight words", the most commonly used words in school, library, and children's books. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Recognizing sight words is advantageous for beginning readers because many of these words have unusual spelling, cannot be sounded out using phonics knowledge, and often cannot be represented using pictures.

Kids will have a blast learning sight words and their context and usage with the adorable Endless monsters. Each word features an interactive word puzzle with letters that come alive, and then a sentence puzzle with words that become what they describe. See the word "dog" as a barking dog, and the word "up" reach for the sky!

** NOTE: You must be online and have sufficient disk space while running the app to get all words in the app. **

- 6 words free to try with additional word packs available for purchase. Even more Reader Packs will be available for purchase in the future.
- Delightful animations reinforce sight recognition of words in a fun and interactive way.
- Word puzzles reinforce spelling using lower-case letters and the sentence puzzles teach definition and usage (in addition to sight recognition).
- Endless Reader was designed with your children in mind. There are no high scores, failures, limits or stress. Your children can interact with the app at their own pace.

Customer Reviews


    by skneisler

    I have a 11 month old that is amazed at this app. He will sit through almost 15 minutes of it and try to move the words himself. Quite a clever app.

  • Wonderful but incomplete.

    by yowster

    This app is fantastic but for $2.99 I should get an a-z experience. The extra "packs" should be more words a-z, not the second and third thirds of the alphabet. That's just silly. Essentially, to get 26 sight words I have to pay $9?! Really? Ouch.

  • My daughter and I both love this.

    by Roxy Soxov

    I left a bigger review on "Endless Alphabet," but my 22-month old daughter can read thanks to these two apps. She loves them so much, and just can't get enough. I will buy any future reader packs that the game supplies, and I hope they're working on a game for numbers because I would buy that as well. Thank you so much.

  • Good

    by Znbll

    The animation keeps my kid glue to it until the end. It could be really boring without any animation.

  • Fun, fantastic reading app!

    by Christina Stilley

    This app is one of my 4 year old favorites! I love to sit with him and watch because the sounds and animation from the letter characters are so cute. The letter "N" is our favorite. He is beginning to recognize words when we read books thanks to this app!

  • Transfixed my 8 month old son

    by FreediveHI

    My little baby loves this app!

  • My 18 month old plays with it every single day

    by cheers_ton

    This and Endless Alphabet are simply the best learning apps available for very young children. We have purchase dozens of apps and this one is the only one that is the full deal - clever, classy, easy to use...everything. I can't say enough good things about it. Honestly, I would have paid a great deal more for this app - it is clear that the development and design teams put a great deal of care into every aspect of the product. I've never felt compelled to write a review like this for anything before - GREAT JOB AND THANK YOU!

  • Shut up and take my money!

    by Maeby

    My almost 4 year old has been playing with the Endless Alphabet and Endless Reader apps since they came out. I have bought every pack that has come out because my son LEARNS with these! They teach him the word and the definition as well. I couldn't love this app more and I have nothing bad to say about it.

  • Great!

    by funkybluegrass

    This app is incredible. Loads of fun and helps with the reading education of my kids in a simple way. Plus, I have a ton of fun playing it too!

  • My 3 year old lives this app!

    by Mommydiet

    So do I!

  • Super cute

    by Lovemonsterssunday

    Great app!

  • Love Learning

    by Jenifer Sims

    My son loves this app and I love the new word packs that keep rolling out making it new and interesting to him all over again!

  • Awesome

    by Gettingfitmomma

    My two yr old really likes this app. He has learned so many new words and recognizes the letters in his other books. Completely worth it!

  • Must have app for kids.

    by iamspeechless

    My 20 month old daughter can already recognize words and letters and understands phonics because of this app. It's incredible and she loves it!


    by m.words

    My three year old son loves this app! Highly recommend for children and parents to play together :)

  • Great app... read packs don't transfer.

    by babblelinaz

    I downloaded this app for my toddler son and he loved it. So, I bought one of the read packs thinking it could transfer to his ipad but it doesn't. Other than that, it's a great app. I'm just very disappointed that I have to pay another fee to add it to his ipad.

  • Excellent for phonics and early reading!

    by Luckii3

    Great app for the price. Excels at teaching phonics, sight words and introducing new words. Love how it shows the number and the number word for those particular ones...i.e 2/two. The story telling puts it all together for the child to comprehend and makes for a great teachable moment all around. Love doing this app with my 3 year old!

  • Great app

    by Flat-sound

    3yr old loves it

  • Wonderful app

    by Enoehtm1

    This app is awesome! My 20 month old really likes it and understands how to play it.

  • Fantastic

    by Dswarsesq

    Can't give enough praise for this app and the others by this company - clever, cute and educational! Big hit with my daughter and me! Create more please!

  • Not as good as endless abc's

    by Jayjao

    Way to expensive for add on packs. Seriously getting greedy. $3.00 for 20 words is not worth the price. I would rather have paid for the game than getting ripped of with IAP . You have lost my business greedy developers.

  • I refuse to pay twice!

    by Mom From MN

    I'm disappointed that after buying the reader pack 1 on my phone, they are not available to be used on my iPad. I refuse to pay twice!

  • Really

    by Madmoma1

    I purchased two series from this app bc it seemed great! But a day later my new words haven't loaded ....?? Oh and yes I have inter net.-feeling annoyed

  • Very Educational

    by DiamondLoli

    Great app!

  • great!

    by rainbowcat5

    this is a great app! nice compliment to endless alphabet. the reader's voice is perfect, rather than the usual sappiness in early childhood apps. just the right amount of visuals and excitement. one suggestion; read the sentences more slowly, and offer an option to highlight the words as they are read.

  • 1 year old does it

    by Katherine Martinez

    My 1 year old loves it of course with my help

  • Great For All Ages

    by DoubtfulDella

    I have three girls who all love playing Endless Reader. My 22 month old plays it the most. I enjoy watching her figure out each puzzle. My 5 year old loves it because she is learning to spell, and my 7 year old loves all the cute animations. Thank you for this educational game that I don't feel guilty letting my children play with.

  • Love this app!

    by HMsMommy04

    My 20 month old loves this app. She already has it figured out.

  • Great app!

    by Vmdaughter

    This is such a great app, def worth the buy! My 2yr loves it!

  • Great for all ages!

    by 2 young kids

    It's never too early to start reading and this fun game really puts fun and learning together. The vocabulary words used in a sentence helps the concept come through. No penalties for not getting the answer right the first time keeps the kiss wanting to learn more and more words.

  • Awesome.

    by Jag2012

    My 3 yr old loves it great app.

  • Great app

    by Lucy Davis

    My 2 1/2 yr old grandson loved this app!!!

  • Endless Reader

    by Lily252525

    My students and own kids LOVE this app!

  • Love it

    by Flea2402

    I love this app. My daughter is learning from it. It is a great way for her to start reading and she's going to be 4.

  • Good

    by ImMingming

    My daughter loves this app, but it's hard to learn sentences in this way.

  • Educational and Lots of Fun

    by Want More x10

    My 3 year old loves it! So educational while entertaining and fun. Worth every penny!!!!!! Love!

  • Engaging

    by Mommy from Chicago

    This app kept my son engaged. He loved looking at the monsters. He laughs at the silly things they do. He is learning his letters in a fun way!

  • Great!

    by Ajcork

    Great app! Educational...My 3 year old loves it!

  • Used to be good

    by Kiikii09

    I started using ios7 and now this app wants me to buy it all over .. Bad.

  • Kindergartener Approved

    by mintshows

    This app has been a huge hit with my son. Thrilled that he loves it as much as he does.

  • We love this app!

    by FL Pixie

    This app, like the Endless Alphabet, is the most fun and interesting educational app we've found. The voices, characters, and content are all great. This is an app that adults can enjoy sharing with their kids, and that kids will enjoy learning from.

  • Excellent

    by NM8R

    My 5-year old loves this.

  • My Monster LOVES these monsters

    by Maskaluna

    He knows his alphabet, this reinforces it. He's learning sentence structure and fitting words like a puzzle (just like Mom does with writing her book!) We both love Pinkerton. He cracks up at Pink during 'funny'. And mimics the silliness. So even after he's done playing with the app, he still plays with me and we can 'make funny faces' at each other all day. :) Its a very cute and sweet app for kids and adults. The monsters are cool but kind and cuddly. Super-educational. Just buy the whole app. It's worth watching you kid burst into hysterics. XD

  • Love this Ap

    by MKmommy<3

    I have purchased so many apps but this one by far is the best for my 4year old. Makes him laugh and helps with sounding out letter

  • Best download ever!

    by Angie Kynaston

    This is the best educational "game" I have ever seen or purchased. My 2 year old loves it and is so good at it! My kindergartener loves it too and many of the words are his sight words. It is adorable and ingenious. I will buy every new pack they offer!

  • Thumbs up from me and my little sis!

    by h00pysc00p

    My 2 year old sister loves the colors, and the "rawr rawr"s as she calls them, and I love that she's actually learning words and spelling! Also, I am finding it quite enjoyable to watch her laugh at the funny dancing letters and silly monsters! Thanks from me and my little sister!

  • Love it, but some bugs...

    by WVmama1480

    My youngest (2YO) and her older sister LOVE these Monster Apps. However, one small bug (but not a biggie as it doesn’t interfere with game play) is that the letters in of some of the words in the reader packs are not lining up in a straight line (e.g. HOUSE).

  • Continually improves on a great product

    by Atomic247

    We recommend this app to everyone with children!

  • Continually improves on a great product

    by Atomic247

    We recommend this app to everyone with children!

  • Fantastic!

    by craftyashley

    It's a little easy for my first graders, but perfect for the preschooler. I should make sure to add both age groups still love it.

  • Great

    by Gambia-12

    My 4 year old love's it.

  • Love it!

    by Jtslds mom

    My sister recommended this to me for my 2 year old but I was skeptical it wouldn't be too hard for her. She was matching the letters the second or third time playing it! The graphics and animation make it so she doesn't know she is learning.

  • Best app for kids!

    by Annakenthelton

    Worth every penny!

  • No the best

    by KerstenG

    Too many locked items

  • Awesome!!! My son loves it!!!!

    by TobyD420

    Highly recommended!!!!

  • Great app for learning

    by EIRK1975

    My daughter loves it. I would like to see each word expand bigger as they are being read aloud.

  • Great App for Toddlers

    by pluckiducki

    My little girl loves this App. The only change I would make is that there should be a setting to choose if the letters have to be drug in order of actual spelling. Lots of great words. Love their other app as well.

  • Excellent education app for preschoolers

    by Kevin_AZ_01

    Just like their alphabet/spelling app, this one is also very well designed. The interface is clever and engages their core audience/user.

  • Great!

    by Coach and Baseball Lover

    My four year old loves!

  • Excellent

    by RPiranha

    My grandson started out with Endless Alphabet & just recently added this his not 3 yet & can spell out anything, This reader is a perfect next step to full out reading, Ty. Looking forward to "ENDLESS NUMBERS"

  • Lots of fun

    by Mommy g&z

    My 3 yr old loves this game. It is intuitive and. Funny. It has him drag fun looking letters and words to their places. They say their letter sounds and word names with a cute animation while being dragged. Very fun.

  • Loved it at first

    by Jennifer Mason

    App crashes on my iPad during loading. No other troubles with any other apps. Please update!

  • Great app

    by Tulip.Flower

    My son is enjoying the app :)

  • Cinstress

    by Cinstress77

    This app is great...

  • Amazing!

    by lrlt2000

    My three year old daughter absolutely **loves** this app, and chooses it over non-educational apps! She will spend stretches of time on this, and can operate it completely on her own. There are no ads, no popups, no random screens that she has to ask me to read. She can already identify the sight words in books we read, and she's only had this app for two weeks! I am so happy that there are new words to add, as she is burning through them quickly! The only thing I wish the developers would add is a highlight function when the sentences are read--highlighting each word as it is read would help her connect what she hears with what she sees, as some of the words in each sentence are additional to the sight words taught. This is brilliant technology and brilliant design for getting pre-readers interested and engaged in learning. Hands down, this is **the best** educational and fun app out there! ETA: I rarely, if ever, purchase apps or add-ons for any of my children, or myself, for that matter. But the new word packages are worth every penny of the $2.99. And I cannot imagine I would be uploading new words for her very often, as each package comes with about 25 new words.

  • Best early reading app

    by Nursekoko

    My three-year-old loves this. It is very well done and clever.

  • Amazing!

    by Sondez

    My daughter absolutely loves this app! She's 22 months old and has learned so many words already she can't stop playing it. This has to be the best app for toddlers ever. She's been playing it daily for like 3 weeks!

  • All kinds of awesome!

    by Natty LW

    My 2 yo son loves this! He has so much fun, while learning! Very cute and highly educational!

  • Entertaining and Educational

    by Wesson Mommy

    I have an almost 2yo son and a 5yo daughter and I recommend this app to anyone that will listen. The animation keeps this so entertained that they don't even realize they are learning. It teaches phonics but it is so funny and silly at the same time, that my kids just laugh and keep replaying it. My son started playing this app when he was about 16 months and it really helped him pronounced letters correctly. This and Endless Alphabet are our two favorite apps!

  • Another awesome app by the Originators!

    by BrokeMama

    My 2 1/2 year old son LOVES this game. I love that he has fun while learning. Thanks, you guys!

  • Very inclusive

    by Mateji1001

    Great app with so much to learn.

  • Amazing app!!!!

    by 7th & 8th grade teacher

    Fantastic & educational

  • Great but expensive

    by Mr Orzo

    Awesome app but in app purchases are priced too high. They should cost less or include more words in them.

  • Very good app

    by Fefe farraj

    My son and daughter play this app all day long worth every dim

  • Great intro to reading!

    by Court Collins

    Loved endless alphabet and LOVE the endless reader as well! Perfect to introduce reading to my 3 year old.

  • Super app

    by Lizzy Lou Kelly

    I have a lot of apps for my grandson, age 4, and this is, by far, his favorite. He is entertained, involved, and laughing as he goes through the words. He is usually good for about 20 minutes on an app. With this one, he is happy for an hour or longer. I have all the words available, and am waiting for more. I am hoping they will offer Spanish words, too.

  • Amazing App for children!

    by Buckwheat409

    My 2 1/2 year old son loves this app! He laughs and loves all the sounds the letters make. This app is a keeper! Educational, fun, and colorful! This app is a home run!

  • Random toggle please!!!

    by CSayson

    Great app! One request, please turn on some toggles: randomize/shuffle on next/back button & limit amount of replays. I am always having to tell my 2 year old to hit next. Thanks! Chris

  • Lacking technology

    by Caleb's Mom Rock

    It is not being recognized on iPad although I purchased app on iPhone. It's requesting that I purchase on my iPad to get charged twice for same app. Not pleased and very disappointed.

  • Simply awesome!

    by sunflowr75

    We started with Endless Alphabet and now have Endless Reader. My now-4-year-old is giggling wildly at learning the names of all his “friends” in this app. Great work— thanks for a wonderful educational app duo that has lasted us over 2 years and still keeps him engaged!

  • Love!!!

    by Miss MonaLisa

    It's more fun for me than my LO!

  • Amazing

    by Amommmmmmmmm

    Our family loves this app! It is so fun and silly! Definitely has helped our almost 2 year old with hand eye coordination and much more!

  • Fantastic childrens learning app!!

    by Athena Broome

    This app is wonderful. My son loves playing it. He is learning new words and the colors and sounds make it so much fun. Great job!!!

  • Reader

    by Fullmagilla

    Great app! Holds attention of my 2 yr old, for 30-45 mins at a time. His favorite and mine.

  • Well designed and educational

    by cjpaul_tweets

    This visually charming app gives children the opportunity to practice spelling and what seems to be a very clever way to introduce and train "sight words." My two year old really enjoys it.

  • Learning Made Fun

    by switty4

    This app is the best! my 3 year old is actually learning to spell and his vocabulary has grown by leaps and bounds! The best part is that he's having fun learning!

  • Greatest app.

    by Mytmouse33

    I would recommend paying for the endless alphabet too. My two year old loves both and it learning so much. She will be reading before school at the rate she is going. She recognizes sounds and letters. And is talking more and more thanks to this app. She was not an early talker. Thank you.

  • Need to pay for both iPad and iPhone?

    by Cool6893

    Just made a purchase in iPad and assumed the new words will be available for the same app running on iPhone. Nope... That's not the case. =(

  • Nice

    by xiGLer


  • Great app for learning to read

    by machine in the bed

    It makes learning fun and interactive.

  • Hands down favorite reader app

    by Callieisspooky

    Kids ages 5, 3 love this the most. So do mom and dad.

  • Amazing!

    by MikeLoyd

    Unbelievable! My son loves this app. It is a great learning tool to boot.

  • My daughter loves this!

    by zswilkinson

    My two year old daughter is always asking to play with Pinkerton. Her mother and I have seen a marked growth in her sentences and communication since she started playing. The IAP have been incredible too. Please keep them coming!

  • Amazing

    by Tiberius Rautha

    This and Endless ABC are some of the best apps for Kids in the App Store !

  • Can't use purchases

    by Recipe lover

    Still cannot use purchased items

  • Great for kids!

    by Lazerator

    Excellent app makes learning to read fun. The game mechanics and interface are perfect for teaching words to kids. Even the menu interface reminds kids of how to say the words.

  • Excellent educational app

    by kleighn18

    Perfect app for preschool aged children.

  • Great App

    by Doctormq

    Great app! The grand kids love it!

  • Worth the price!

    by Linke79

    My daughter (3) loves the Endless Alphabet App, so I knew this would be a hit. She loves the animation and funny noises, but has no idea she is learning sight words. I wish I could have bought just one full pack of words and get updates with additional words instead of buying multiple word packs.

  • Kindergarten teacher

    by kindergartenteacher2013

    A fun, engaging sight word learning experience. Also reinforces letter names and sounds. My kindergartners love it! I've recommended this app to parents during conferences. Great job, Originators!

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