Timmy's Starting to Read

Timmy and friends, Kid and Finlay, are back and having fun in the sun! Timmy's Starting to Read features a new reading game, new videos, stickers and party themes to help young children learn English.

Also in the series: Timmy's First Words in English and Timmy's Learning New Skills. The apps are available individually on all app stores and as a pack on the Apple App Store.

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Timmy and friends, Kid and Finlay, are back and having fun in the sun! Timmy's Starting to Read features a new reading game, new videos, stickers and party themes to help young children learn English. 

With this app, children will learn over 60 new English words, review vocabulary from Timmy's First Words in English and Timmy's Learning New Skills and boost their cognitive and memory skills.

Timmy's Starting to Read is packed with new holiday-themed vocabulary, including party food, musical instruments and fancy dress costumes. This app is designed for kids aged three to six learning English but if English is their first language, it could be suitable for those as young as two years old.

'It's really interesting if you are a child learning English in the world and want to do it with some fun characters … British children who are learning their first words would love this too' – Stuart Dredge (Apps Playground).

What's new?

In the new game 'Hatch Match' your child is introduced to reading simple vocabulary as they match pairs of pictures with words. They can also choose between three levels of difficulty depending on how strong their reading skills are. Watch your child get more confident and improve their memory skills as they match three, then four, then six pairs in a game that becomes more challenging!

Get rewards

In each game your child is encouraged by Timmy, Kid and Finlay to collect new stickers to create new party, seaside and camping themes, plus videos that they can watch whenever they choose. Simply tap the trophy button to play with stickers and watch video clips.

Features parents and teachers will love:

  • challenging games that improve children's accuracy, vocabulary, concentration, memory and motor skills
  • new engaging characters and party themes from the Timmy Time TV series that motivate and support your child as they learn
  • no in-app purchases or adverts.

Features children will love:

  • matching pairs in the new game 'Hatch Match', which improves their memory and introduces them to reading
  • encouragement and support from Timmy and his friends
  • collecting stickers and video rewards as they make progress
  • new party and seaside themes in 'Rub-a-Dub' and 'I-Spy'.

Discover more ways to learn with Timmy  

If your child enjoyed playing Timmy's Starting to Read, they may also enjoy Timmy's First Words in English and Timmy's Learning New Skills designed by the British Council and Aardman, the Academy Award®-winning animation studio. What's more, you may like to discover more about Learning Time with Timmy, our innovative learning experience for children aged two to six years.

Learning Time with Timmy includes face-to-face courses, three educational apps and an online series available on YouTube and TV to help your child to develop and become a confident learner of English. It also includes a free online course for you. English in Early Childhood on FutureLearn is for parents, early years teachers and practitioners on how to help children get the most out of their English language learning experience.