Saturday, December 24, 2011
Grade Recommendation: PreK - 2nd
Specific Skill: Phonics
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
If you're looking for a phonics app for early readers, this is an acceptable choice! Users join a mouse and his bird friend on a conveyor belt adventure. There are several categories to choose from: animals, numbers and colors, vehicles, food, and Mozz and Coco (the mouse and bird); you may also choose to get words from all the categories at the same time. After touching an object that passes by, the user must perform a task - according to the selected level.
The app consists of 4 levels:
1 - Letters
The letters that make up the word are scrambled on the screen. The word is also written. The user has to drag the letter onto its matching spot. The device says each letter when they are touched.
2 - Phonics
Quite similar to Level 1 - Letters. However, the app phonetically pronounces each word after the user is done dragging the letters to the matching spot in the word.
3 - Spelling 1
Similar to Level 2 - Phonics. But, students have to figure out the correct order of the letters in order to spell the word.
4 - Spelling 2
It's just like Level 3 - Spelling 1; but the words are slightly more difficult.
You can change the settings for each level to use capital or lowercase letters. A cute little animation occurs after each task is correctly completed.