Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen by Sesame Street ($2.99) a vocabulary-building app, which will help your child practice early literacy skills by blending letter sounds to create words in Cookie Monster’s alphabet kitchen! *** 2015 Children's Technology Review: Editor's Choice Award *** Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen turns learning vowels and new vocabulary words into a fun-filled cookie making experience.
Phonics with Phonzy - practice letter sounds and words aloud!($0.00) Phonzy demonstrates pronunciation of all the phonics sounds and associated words using highly detailed mouth, teeth and tongue movements in 3D * Phonzy reacts to your child’s voice encouraging them to practice aloud (Note Phonzy cannot yet identify incorrect pronunciation!)
Reading Train Free Learn To Read Books, Songs & Games A growing library of 200+ engaging picture books that beginning readers can read and record all by themselves. 24 books, 20 songbooks and a 450+ word dictionary completely FREE. Access the whole library + new books for $1.99/month; 6.99 for 6 months or 9.99 for a year.
Reader Bee and the Story Tree by Learning Circle Kids LLC ($1.99) Every game in Reader Bee works together to create the golden “aha” moment when letters become words, words become stories and your child becomes a reader. - 30 fun and interactive learning activities - 6 books that kids can read at their own pace or follow along - 6 spelling games for kids to play with word making
Little Stars - Word Wizard ($0.00) helps kids discover and learn spelling. While your kids will enjoy playing this game, they will be learning new words, their spellings, and phonetic sounds. WHY PARENTS AND TEACHERS LOVE THIS APP ✔ The app is super easy to customize so you and adjust everything to your liking ✔ You can turn individual topics ON or OFF and introduce them based on the player skills ✔ Super easy to use for kids of all ages and all abilities ✔ You can customize everything
Hearbuilder Phonological Awareness by Super Duper Publications ($0.00) Targets nine phonological awareness skills: Sentence Segmentation, Syllable Blending, Syllable Segmentation, Rhyming, Phoneme Blending, Phoneme Segmentation & Identification, Phoneme Deletion, Phoneme Addition, Phoneme Manipulation • Multi-level program gradually increases in difficulty • Teaches children important listening and sound awareness for reading
Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Letter Sounds - English Reading and Spanish Speaking Ages 3 - 6 by Rosetta Stone, Ltd.($0.00) Practice early reading skills and speak Spanish to control the action! Tons of toys are trapped in bubbles! Can you rescue them before they float away? Match the correct starting letter sound to release each toy and collect it. Speak Spanish words and phrases aloud to really get the party started! Use new Spanish vocabulary—including dance, throw, and jump—to amp up the fun...
The Sounding Out Machine - Assistive Reading Device by FIZZBRAIN LLC ($3.99) Children use the Word Window to isolate and enlarge a difficult word. Then, just like a teacher sitting next to her students, The Sounding Out Machine models how to chunk the word into syllables and use phonics skills to blend the phonemes together and sound out the word. Children can use their own digital word card to practice and become independent.
Phonological Awareness Lab by Smarty Ears ($13.99) a fun, multi-level game specifically designed to improve phonological awareness in children. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, PAL incorporates a fun science lab theme to encourage children to demonstrate their phonological awareness. Created to help teach phonological awareness, PAL incorporates four (4) “labs” to target the essential phonological awareness skills needed for reading.
The New Kid on the Block - interactive storybook of poems in English ($9.99) interactive poetry book, children are encouraged to learn the meaning of words by exploring poems. They'll meet an ugly dog, a leaking baby and the exploding Bloders. They giggle at the antics of a chorus line of 40 dancing bananas and laugh as fearless Tillie eats her fiery chilli. And much more! Recommended by Dr. Caroline Musselwhite
Hideout: Early Reading ($2.99) Three levels of play (Greenie, Whiz or Guru), each of which gradually increase in difficulty, will challenge players of all ages and skill levels. But don't worry! Special items (Number Bomb, Time Freeze, and Magnet Assist) can help out when time is running short.
Planet Lettra ($1.99) Imagine a set of letter blocks that your child can arrange any way they want and hear what they've built, blocks that guide your child in building the most important sight words for reading fluency and give him or her lots of exposure to important letter blends, blocks that even form words all by themselves. That's Planet Lettra.
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Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen by Sesame Street ($2.99) vocabulary building app. blend letters to create words for early reading and vocabulary development.
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ABC Ninja - The Alphabet Letters and Phonics Slicing Game for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps ($0.00) • Slice your way through all capital letters by name or phonic sounds • Slice your way through all lower case letters by name or phonic sounds • You decide what to focus on - turn individual categories ON or OFF from the settings page • Learn by sight, sound, and touch
Endless Wordplay ($0.00 w/iAP options for additional packs). Great app like the other Endless apps. sets the stage for spelling, word building, and wonderful rhymes! This app introduces key spelling patterns and phonograms that are important for beginning spellers and early writers. Written English can be complex and confusing, and Endless Wordplay reinforces spelling rules and variations using rhymes and a fun, progressive learning path.
Words That Go with Richard Scarry's Busytown Cars ($1.99) Richard Scarry’s delightfully wacky cars come to life in this interactive educational game for kids ages 2-6. When the Apple Car arrives at a Busytown stoplight, kids spell a-p-p-l-e to help it zoom through the intersection. With five playing modes, including letter matching, early phonics and spelling, this app grows with your child.
5 Favorite Apps for Early Readers
Rhyming Bus: sounds for spelling + reading ($2.99) Help Dubdub and his friends board the rhyming bus! 6 characters wait at the bus stop, but only those with a word that rhymes with the word the bus displays can get on. Children drag the characters onto the bus, and when there are 4 rhyming words on the bus, the bus will drive off! Designed by a speech therapist and brought to life in a fun game designed for early readers.
Bam Boomerang ($0.00) gets children reading out loud and gives them the effective, one-on-one feedback they need to practice basic literacy skills. Step 1 - Play Games Students play games, earn points, win virtual prizes and customize their own animated world. Step 2 - Read Out Loud As they play, the students read letter sounds and words aloud while the app records their voice. Step 3 - Adults Listen Student recordings are sent digitally to one of our army of volunteer “Listeners"
Wonster Words ($0.00 w/iAP options) Help your kid learn phonics and grow his vocabulary! By playing with silly letter ghosts and hilarious wonsters, Wonster Words will help your kid learn how to spell and sound out new words by learning: alphabets, phonics, consonant blends, word families, diphthongs, digrahs, and more. Kids will have a blast putting together words through interactive spelling puzzles, letter hide-and-seek, and other engaging mini-games.
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