Make learning to read fun for students

Research based, standards aligned foundational literacy reading program

Build foundational literacy skills targeted to the specific needs of each learner.


Learners quickly and autonomously explore new literacy concepts through fun, playful worlds with intuitive design.


Students work at their own pace and are given adaptive exercises on each component of foundational literacy.


Foster a love of reading. Vocabulary-rich reward stories encourage students to keep learning and coming back for more.


Ensure all students become proficient readers by leveraging the actionable data on whole class and individual student progress.

A foundational literacy reading program for all students

Track early literacy development

See an in-depth overview of your district, school(s), and even class details from usage to performance and growth over time to track literacy development for all your K–2 learners with Lalilo.

Inform your instruction

Monitor the foundational literacy development for your whole class in a snap. The Lalilo detailed answer report for each lesson is perfect for formative instruction. You can also assign custom lessons and view standards-based reporting for individual students.

Keep the learning going with Lalilo at home

You can maintain your learner’s engagement with Lalilo at home, so their discovery and foundational literacy development can happen anytime, anywhere.

Adaptive foundational literacy practice

Aligned to the science of reading


With Lalilo, give students adaptive practice and explicit instruction in phonics, phonology, and phonemic awareness. Students interact with letters and sounds in multiple ways. Monitor progress down to the phoneme, letter, and sound level through the Teacher Dashboard.

Sight words

Teach high-frequency sight words explicitly and systematically. All Lalilo sight words appear on either the Dolch, Fry, or Fountas & Pinnell lists.

Word families

Through scaffolded lessons, Lalilo gives students the chance to take the letter-sound relationships they’ve learned and practice them across word families to solidify recognition of spelling patterns. Teachers can also assign any lesson on Lalilo to match core curriculum or provide small-group instruction.


Lalilo offers practice for both listening and reading comprehension interspersed throughout the scope and sequence. Stories include learning scaffolds and comprehension questions built right into each lesson.

Grammar and conventions

Personalize grammar instruction with Lalilo so each student has the time and practice they need to master these critical skills for reading success. With Lalilo, students build on what they’ve already learned and work on exercises that allow them to practice grammar and conventions independently.

Why teachers, students, and parents love our foundational literacy reading program

Get students excited about reading

Differentiate your foundational literacy development

Lalilo adapts to your students’ performance by providing content at just the right level of difficulty. Each lesson is scaffolded to meet the needs of each individual student.

Innovative technology drives student engagement

Students work at their own pace in Lalilo and are only given activities within their zone of proximal development. Lalilo adjusts each student’s experience using artificial intelligence, scaffolded exercises, speech recognition, and self-reflection to minimize frustration and ensure they know the content before moving them on.

Actionable data to ensure all students develop strong foundational literacy skills

You remain in control of the learning process with the wealth of learning data on your teacher dashboard. You can track engagement and progress through skills and standards for an entire class and individual students. Customers can also assign any lesson on Lalilo to simultaneously target skills and content taught in the classroom.

Aligned to the Science of Reading

Students receive explicit, systematic practice on each component of foundational literacy. Lalilo’s lessons are based on a learning progression of standards-based foundational reading skills, leading students through exercises that build a strong foundation for reading.

Learn more about Lalilo

How does Lalilo work?

How it works



Students begin their adventure with a self-guided adaptive test to assess their skills.



Students work through a variety of standards-aligned exercises tailored for their needs.



Teachers understand whole-class progress in under five minutes or dive deeper to monitor individual students’ progress and plan instruction.



When students master lessons, they unlock badges that earn them stories read aloud for pure enjoyment.

See Lalilo in action

See Lalilo in action

Recommended research and resources about our foundational literacy reading program

Special reports, guides, & more

Research Foundation for Lalilo

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Foundational literacy and the Science of Reading

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Master foundational literacy skills by grade 3

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The role of individualized Lalilo practice

Special Report

A study of 1,512 students in grades K–2 shows that foundational literacy practice with Lalilo is associated with higher levels of growth in general literacy achievement. Further, students who used Lalilo more intensively and for a longer period experienced the most growth in their literacy skills.

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Certified by Digital Promise

The Research-Based Design Product Certification serves as a rigorous, reliable signal for district and school administrators, educators, and families looking for evidence of research-based education technology products that are based in research about learning.

Digital Promise award

My students cheer when it's time for Lalilo! Lalilo has made a huge difference as students get instruction and practice when I can't physically be with each one.

Beth Marlatt • Teacher, Hulett School

Learn how Lalilo can cater to the specific needs of each learner

Identify available funding sources

Common funding sources for Lalilo

Schools and districts typically use one or more of the sources below to purchase Lalilo.

School & District Budgets

Many educators secure funding by requesting allocations from existing school or district budgets.

State & Federal Funds

Both formula and competitive funding may be available through your state or the US Department of Education.

Foundation & Corporate Grants

Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and national companies often offer grants to support education.

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