Phonics and Reading Lite by Software For a Better World is a high quality app for iPhone and iPad to teach your kids how to learn how to read using phonics and sight words via well-structured lessons. A complete educational app to help you teach your pre-schoolers and kindergarteners how to master word building and reading.
Phonics and Reading Lite: fully comprehensive learning app to learn how to read
Phonics and Reading Lite offers a unique approach to learning how to read. Going over the app you notice that kids learn step by step learning about phonics, sight worlds, spelling and reading at the same time.
Phonics and Reading Lite is a great adaptation and interactive form of the popular educational book: The McGuffey Primer book, a famous method that has taught tens of millions.
Each lesson is well structured. To start with kids go over the phonic sound of each letter. Each letter is viewed using flash cards with great animation, sound effects and letter colours. Kids then experiment with building words and each time the learning process is reinforced with audio features. Simply tap on the screen to hear the sound of a letter and a human voices guides kids to learn how to read. The lesson goes on and at the end you can validate your kids’ knowledge with letter sound quiz, guided spelling practice and sight word drilling.
This free version comes with 10 complete lessons. For more learning, you can upgrade to the full version via the in-app purchase which contains all 52 lessons of the McGuffey Primer, all 44 letter sounds of English and their graphemes, 60 letter sound animations, 400+ practice word vocabulary, 9000+ nonsense word audio dictionary
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Phonics and Reading Lite is a high quality learning app. It offers well-structured lessons based on the McGuffey Primer books. Each lesson offers interactive scene and audio features. Kids learn using visuals a well as audio. The content is educational, offers great potential and well suited to use in the classroom or within a home-schooling program. It is an app that falls into the learning categories. It does not offer many fun gimmicks as other apps do but does offer a solid interactive support for learning! Fun Educational Apps would recommend that you go over it with your kids.
The navigation can be tricky for the little one and they will need guidance and supervision. To know when to use the blue and red arrow on the left hand side, make sure kids listen to the spoken instruction. (A great addition for further update would be to label the arrows!). It is well structured and offers impressive learning opportunities. Follow each lesson and you will see your kids starting to recognise all letters and take their first steps in learning how to read. Other features we really liked are the practice sessions and quizzes. I am sure your kids will love placing the right letters on the truck and watch it move away or tap the correct word to see the train move. Nice interactive features to validate learning.
Overall, if you want to teach your kids to learn how to read, Phonics and Reading Lite offers all what you need. A full hands-on approach that combines visual, audio and practice via fully structured lessons. It is design to support learning and does offer a fun playful setting as some app will do...ideal to use in the classroom or for home-schooling programs.
Phonics and Reading Lite is available for download via the iTunes App Store.
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