News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

By Press4Kids

  • App Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-12-17
  • Current Version: 5.7.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 83.23 MB
  • Developer: Press4Kids
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 1,152 Reviews

News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids App Description

News-O-Matic is the daily news app to inspire a love of nonfiction reading. 100+ new articles each month cover a range of high-interest topics for curious kids. Subjects include science, sports, world news, technology, arts, and entertainment. Reading current events empowers children to be critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and global citizens. Every story is written at multiple literacy levels for ages 6 to 14. News-O-Matic is always 100% ad-free. A child psychologist reviews each article to ensure emotionally safe and age-appropriate content. KEY FEATURES: • 5 dynamic news articles every weekday, each at 3 reading levels • Colorful photos, videos, maps, graphics, and illustrations • Daily quizzes to support reading comprehension • Complete translations in English, Spanish & French • Full “Read to Me” story recordings in English, Spanish & French • Games, fun facts, and calls to action • Audio and kid-friendly definitions for challenging vocabulary • Interactive maps and an augmented reality (3D) globe • Chances to draw, ask questions, comment, and vote • Interviews with authors, scientists, and other experts • Citations to improve media literacy skills • Access to 10 past editions AWARDS: Digital Media Award North America Winner, 2018 – “Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences” Tech and Learning Award of Excellence, 2018 Parents' Picks Award Winner, 2018 World Young Reader Prize (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) One of The Best News Sources for Kids “5 stars” - Common Sense Media kidSAFE® certified REVIEWS: “My son has finally been reading independently for the past two weeks. He looks forward to reading News-O-Matic every night!” – Melissa, mom of an 8-year-old "I love News-O-Matic! When I’m in school it’s my favorite thing to do. I even read it when I get home!" – Soyee, age 11 “The stories you write are amazing. It’s funny because I hate reading but yet I’m excited to see what you wrote." – Rae, age 8 “I have never come across a publication this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Elementary School Teacher “A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids “An ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech “It offers a window to the world and beyond.” – Parents’ Pick Awards SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS: • Subscription options include per month, per six months, or per year. • A free trial begins at start of subscription. Easy to cancel at any time. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. • Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. • User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase. • No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. • Any unused portion of a free-trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. FOR EDUCATORS: Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic: School 2018-19. For more information visit or contact for help or questions. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use:


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App Reviews

  • I love this app!!!

    By JackieHamsterDance
    I think this is the best app ever! I love the stories! I love the news room! And most of all I love reading and getting smarter! My favorite app. ❤️ News-O-Matic
  • Great app for young readers!

    By cramerr12
    Hello, I am a parent and educator and I am amazed by News-O-Matic! Nothing gets my 8 and 10 year old girls to read like this app. They love telling about the stories they’ve seen on the app at the dinner table. So happy that this exists!
  • Amazing

    By sylvoon
    This app is amazing I’ve hade for at least 5 years
  • Terrible 😡

    By funy bone
    I can’t do anything you have to pay 💰 do noooooooooooooootttttttttttttt get this app it is terrible you can’t do anything on it you have to pay to learn about the news 😡😡😡😡😡😡😕😕😕😕😕👿👿👿👿👿👿
  • Best game ever

    By GTG2010
    This game is so good for youngsters at all ages It is so coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!👍🏿👍🏿
  • The most amazing app

    By Ella Palatnek
    I love this app it encourages kids to read and learn and listen to the news in a fun type of manner
  • Perfect news app for kids!

    By andvid19
    This is a great news app for my 9-year-old. It covers a variety of topics, from science to politics, to fun entertainment stories. It doesn't shy away from tough stories, but presents the facts in a way appropriate for kids. It also presents the facts without political bias. In today world, it's a rare find!
  • Nothing else like this

    By BostonianMath
    I’ve been searching for a news app for kids — and I cannot believe this exists. It’s incredible. My kid is reading the news. On his own. Every day. And from my perspective it’s totally safe and balanced so I don’t have to worry about anything inappropriate. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this for any other parents out there.
  • Ok.

    By cooldudeinthesea
    News-O-Matic is an ok app because it would only load 1/2 of the time. They should really make it more stable. Also for how expensive it is, they should make longer articles. Tks for listening, Vin
  • Hate it

    By Cool Frozen Peas
    I tried to press games or anything but it kept saying, SIGN UP TODAY 3.99 a week 16.99 a month 34.99 a year and I don’t wanna buy anything because I am not allowed. Please fix that please. I really wanna do it but it keeps saying that stuff, so mean. -Flim&Flam