List/Grid Tag Archives: phonics

monsterabc

Monster ABC – Learn With The Little Monsters

Review Excerpt: This is a phonics drill app that asks you to match pictures to initial sounds. Successful answers are rewarded with interesting monsters — the more words you unlock, ...
shpaes

Talking Shapes

Review Excerpt: Phonics instruction is framed in a chapter-book metaphor featuring two sisters who are working together to invent the alphabet. Each story builds on the previous. The ...
rosetta

Rosetta Stone Kids Lingo Letter Sounds

Review Excerpt: Rosetta Stone Lingo Letter Sounds is a free app that contains a nice taste of a what Rosetta Stone hopes will be many future apps. The idea is to solve workbook-like ...
elmo

Elmo’s Birthday Bash — A Step Into Reading

Review excerpt: The first in a planned series of early reading apps (a Step Into Reading) from Random House, Elmo’s Birthday Bash: A Step Into Reading combines a 30-screen story ...
raven

Reading Raven

Review excerpt: This iPad app provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children learn to read. It features the Reading Raven companion, who guides children along ...
kumon

Kumon Uppercase ABC’s – Learn to Trace Letters

Review excerpt: Carefully constructed and very didactic (controlled) this letter tracing app contains two activities specifically designed to teach children to write uppercase letters ...
bob

Bob Books: Reading Magic 1

Review excerpt: The Bob Books app is based on the print editions of a popular workbook series (learn more at www.bobbooks.com). The app presents a step-by-step word-building experience, ...
storytime

My Own Story Time Pad

Review excerpt: This toy delivers a close to endless supply of letter-related skits, stories and-or songs, delivered on a very low-tech black and white LCD screen. It is possible to ...
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Word Wizard

Review excerpt: Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator. To build a word, you drag it from an alphabet strip onto a 44 letter grid, where it snaps into place, pronouncing ...
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abc PocketPhonics

Review excerpt: While light on “fun” (the “game” consists of a multiple-choice letter matching activity), the most valuable part of this app is the ability to ...
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My Word! Reader: Are Bees Smart, or What?

Review excerpt: Ideal for children in need of some extra spelling and comprehension practice, My Word! Reader is designed for older readers. At the heart of the app is a story called ...
montessori

Montessori Crosswords

Review excerpt: This collection of word puzzles includes 300 words, each with an associated picture. Any word, letter or picture can be heard with a simple touch. In the easy level, ...
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My Reading Tutor

Review excerpt: Put a reading teacher in your Nintendo DS, in this single cartridge title that can track up to three children. In the “Learning Track” mode, children work ...
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Smarty Ants

Review excerpt: Put a phonics teacher inside your preschooler’s plush toy, with Smarty Ants, a $30 talking dog designed to teach early reading essentials.  Borrowing from the ...
abcmouse

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy

Review excerpt: This subscription-based curriculum for preschool through kindergarten lets children explore a wide variety of content in a structured way. After you log in, and pay ...
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Leapster Explorer: Disney Princess Pop-Up Story Adventures

Review excerpt: This new format Leapster cartridge (for Leapster Explorer only) targets girls with seven princess-themed games. As you flip through pages of the book, reading-related ...
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V.Reader

Review Excerpt: A kindle for the kindergartners? V.Tech (www.vtechkids.com) hopes so, with this week’s release of V.Reader (formerly called FLiP), a $60 ebook player targeting ...
sebastian

Sebastian’s Tail (Lite)

Review Excerpt: One of a library of Qbooks, Sebastian’s Tail is an eBook on an iPhone with excellent text decoding, but some weak points in the interface. There are also two additional ...
readerrabbit

Reader Rabbit Kindergarten (DS)

Review Excerpt: Warning. If you’re expecting to find the charm of the original Reader Rabbit titles, first published by The Learning Company, you’re in for a disappointment. ...
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Alphabet Soup

Review Excerpt: Designed to look like a pot of soup, this battery-operated phonics toy comes with an attached talking spoon that prompts children to find the letters needed to spell ...
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