Are Bees Smart, or what? is the first of My Word! Reader series, a unique, innovative and educational reading app designed to raise literacy levels of elementary and secondary school students. The smart approach is ideal to encourage and stimulate children who struggle with reading with top features and high-interest subject.
A top reading app to help develop basic literacy skills and comprehension. For kids 7+
The iPad continues to bring innovation into our kids learning. Reading can be a struggle for some and today we are happy to let you know about Are Bees Smart, or What? A reading book app that caught all our attention for its innovation and unique concept.
Quite often book apps offer the readers “the read to me” option where children can simply listen and follow the story. With My Word! Readers kids will read a “high interest” story by themselves. Each time they encounter a word they cannot read they simply need to tap that word to hear it spoken.
What the kids at Fun Educational Apps really liked is the story and all what they learned about bees and the top features with what they call the “video dictionary” and the “word bag”. Within the text kids will find words highlighted in blue. Tap on these words and you will see a small animation that explains the meaning of the word, a type of visual dictionary. Each time you tap on a word, it goes into the word bad and at the end of the book kids can revisit all these words for review.
At any time, kids can have access to 6 learning games. Each learning activities complement reading and is designed to engage the reader and develop basic literacy skills and comprehension. Activities include Learning about the silent “K”, Initial consonant sounds, initial consonant blend, sight vocabulary scrambled words, initial consonant sounds and key words review.
Overall, Fun Educational Apps really liked the apps. The kids liked it and it supported their learning and reading in a fun, entertaining and interactive way. A definite fun educational app that can be personalised and customized based on the reading level of your kids. Help is there and kids can decide when to use it. A top reading app that we are happy to recommend and we hope to see new stories coming soon. The only thing we would add is attached a definition to the words in the word bag.
About Wrinkled Pants:
Based in Vancouver, BC, Wrinkled Pants http://www.wrinkledpants.com develops software applications to improve the literacy skills of underachieving elementary and secondary school students who struggle with inadequate reading skills, thus affecting their work in every area of the curriculum. My Word! Reader apps are sophisticated in design, yet easy to use.
The program was created by Dr. Selma Wassermann, Professor Emerita at Simon Fraser University, whose years of teaching experience and work with low achieving students are the basis for the development of My Word! Reader.
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