News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

News-O-Matic: Reading for Kids

By Press4Kids

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-12-17
  • Current Version: 5.7.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 80.23 MB
  • Developer: Press4Kids
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,131 Ratings


***All articles available at multiple reading levels*** ***Free trial*** *** World Young Reader Prize 2015 (Editorial) - World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) *** *** Teachers' Choice Award 2015 *** *** One of The Best News Sources for Kids - Common Sense Media*** *** Best App for Teaching and Learning by AASL*** *** The first multilingual news app for kids! *** *** kidSAFE® certified *** Here is what users say about News-O-Matic: “I would like to thank you and your team! 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 “I think 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 “In my ten years of teaching I have never come across a publication that was this effective in capturing the attention of the student and making them want to learn and understand more.” – LB, Philadelphia Public School Teacher “A terrific introduction to current events with unlimited potential for repeated use for kids” – Smart Apps For Kids “Once in a while, an app comes along that makes me breathe a sigh of ‘well, finally.’ Such is the case with News-O-Matic, an ingenious app that condenses the daily news of the world and delivers it in perfectly kid-digestible form.” – Cool Mom Tech News-O-Matic covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way, exploring its many facets through images, maps, videos, and games. Whether your interest is sports, science, world news, or wacky events, News-O-Matic delivers what’s making the news! It offers a window to the world and beyond helping readers become global citizens! Each daily issue features: * Five dynamic news articles available at 3 reading levels * Rich and detailed images, videos, and illustrations * Informative maps relating the user to the location of every story * News Room for drawing or asking questions about the news * Puzzles, games, fun facts, and many other elements for discovery * Audio support for challenging vocabulary and full stories read aloud * Multiple reading levels (Lexile) * Custom assessment questions * Multilingual articles (English, Spanish & French) * Multilingual Read to Me (English, Spanish & French) * Save or print articles * Highlight text * Citations * Access to 10 past editions All articles are written by professional children’s writers and reviewed by a child psychologist before publication to ensure emotionally safe content. News-O-Matic is 100% ad-free. Subscription Options: - User starts a free-trial period upon beginning subscription - Subscription options include monthly, semesterly or yearly - 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 - Monthly subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current month - 6 months subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current 6-month period - Yearly subscription: Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current year - User can manage subscription & turn off auto-renewal by going to the account settings after purchase - No cancelation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period - Privacy Policy and Terms of Use can be found at - Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription - Contact: for any help or question Schools and districts looking to buy News-O-Matic through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program should buy News-O-Matic for School. For more information:



  • 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
  • Awesome!

    By savagedog89
    This app is so cool! You get to read so many articles!
  • No-no

    By My brother is a pain
    Hi I'm Bellatrix and this game deserves ZERO stars !!!!! 2 day trial!!!! TERRIBLE game 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻u ppl are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo smart 😜😀😄😅😆😇😂😉😋☺️🙃🙂😊😊 and just don't get it 😘😉✌🏻️👍🏻ps people don't like the game
  • Works!

    By Janus80
    I had an issue receiving news, but it was my school’s network that caused the problem.
  • News-o-awesome!

    By C Bernard
    My fourth grader totally digs the features and articles from News-o-Matic. They’re written at a level he understands, and about topics he finds interesting. I’m so glad that he’s got a subscription to it.
  • subscription

    By 2 grader
    I wanna cancel the subscription.