The most comprehensive learn-to-read app for K-2!

An adventurous reading game that combines gameplay, storytelling and curriculum. Children complete the reading skills curriculum to help the animals move up the Readerboard. Along the way, they earn rewards to create and customize their dream Treehouse Library!

Raising a reader can be foolproof!

Our Foolproof methodology was developed with childhood literacy experts to get kids excited about reading, raise their reading age, and give them confidence to tackle anything that the future can throw at them.

  • milkshake-pink Tailored to individual reading abilities
  • milkshake-purple Loved by teachers because it develops foundational reading skills to prep kids aged 4-7 for success in school and assessments
  • milkshake-orange Made with world-leading literacy talent
  • milkshake-green Complements your school’s literacy curriculum
  • milkshake-blue Premium game experience designed by the creative talent behind classic Hollywood hits like Madagascar and games like Toca Boca.

The Building Blocks of Reading

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Foolproof Reading App Curriculum

Select a grade


    Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Letters and sounds of the alphabet
  • Order of alphabet
  • Identify the first sounds in words
  • Associate basic sounds with letters
  • Names of colors, numbers, and everyday objects
  • Talk about self, family, and animals
  • Talk about everyday life
    Reading comprehension
  • Understand simple instructions
  • Understand short spoken stories


    Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Identify and produce rhyming words
  • Count, blend, and segment syllables
  • Blend and segment onset-rimes
  • Know upper- and lowercase letters
  • Write letters for consonants and short vowels
  • Associate letters and sounds
  • Identify and read 75 high-frequency words
  • Fluently read simple CVC words
  • Read emergent-reader texts
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Shades of meaning for common verbs
  • Simple STEM words
  • Key details in a text
  • Question words
  • Describe simple plot

Grade 1

    Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Blend sounds in single-syllable words
  • Segment and pronounce phonemes
  • Pronounce r-controlled vowels
  • Single-syllable words
  • Consonant digraphs
  • Short and long vowels
  • Learn 100+ high-frequency words
  • Read and spell two-syllable words
  • Read level-appropriate short stories
  • Identify new meanings for familiar words
  • Produce sentences with new vocabulary
  • Distinguish shades of meaning in words
  • Ask and answer questions about key details
  • Identify the main idea of a text
  • Sort a story’s words into categories

Grade 2

    Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Segment and blend words with up to 6 phonemes
  • Identify long and short vowels in regularly spelled words
  • Segment and blend individual syllables in multisyllabic words
  • Spelling-sound correspondences for common vowel teams
  • Long vowels and silent e
  • R-controlled vowels
  • 200 high-frequency words including irregular spellings
  • Read and spell regular three-syllable words
  • Read grade-level texts
  • Know common words with multiple meanings
  • Identify real-life connections between words and their uses
  • Infer the meaning of compound words
  • Identify main idea of informational text
  • Describe beginning, middle, and end of a story
  • Describe characters' points of view in a story

Compliant with the following standards:

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Meet the Foolproof Reading team

Foolproof Reading was developed with world-leading experts from the worlds of education, linguistics, gaming, and entertainment.

Prof. Susan Neuman

Curriculum Designer
Educator, researcher, and education policy-maker in early childhood and literacy development. Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU. Former Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education in the US Department of Education.

Dr Susan Chambre

Curriculum Designer
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Marist College, NJ and Teacher Trainer and Practitioner. Over a decade in urban and suburban elementary schools as a special education teacher, teacher trainer, and literacy coach.

Emma Madden

Curriculum Designer
Head of School, Fox Primary (leading UK state primary school). Teacher trainer and practitioner.

Eleni Savva

Curriculum Designer
Expert in linguistic semantics, and is In-House Pedagogy Lead at Mrs Wordsmith. MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Oxford and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge.

Prof. Ted Briscoe

Linguistic and ESL Expert
Expert in computational linguistics, speech and language processing, textual information processing, and evolutionary linguistics. Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Cambridge and the inaugural director of the Alta Institute.

Michael Levine

Early Childhood Expert
Expert on children’s education and media, and Sesame Workshop’s first Chief Knowledge Officer. Advisor to a number of US government agencies including the White House, the Department of Education, PBS, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Björn Jeffery

Game Advisor
Advisor in digital strategy & consumer culture. Former CEO and Co-Founder of Toca Boca – one of the most successful mobile kids’ brands in the world with over 200,000,000 downloads globally.

Craig Kellman

Character Designer
Award-winning illustrator, animator, and character designer. Multiple Annie and Emmy Award nominations,lead artist and character designer behind Madagascar and Hotel Transylvania films, and his credits also include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

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Why kids, parents, and teachers ❤ Foolproof Reading

“This reading game is a dream for parents and educators.”

Susan B Neuman, Professor Childhood Education and Literacy Development, NYU

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