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Phonics - ABC and Words

Phonics - ABC and Words
  • #: 45542
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2010-02-03
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 5.10 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Hetal Shah
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
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An excellent introduction to Phonics

Free version available. Please search for App-Zoo

You have to see it to believe it.

If you (the parent) are familiar with Phonics, you will immediately appreciate the way the app teaches phonics.

Alphabet section: introduces the phonetic sound of each alphabet and builds the foundation.

Words section: teaches the child how to sound out a word to spell it. It presents words from common word families and says out the phonetic sound of each letter when building the word.

Correct answer would make the alphabet/word dance to fun music.

Learning was never so fun!

What's New in Version 1.1

Improved the alphabet images
Fixed the bug with the start image

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Rated 1/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

3 year old gives it 2 thumbs up!

My daughter loves this app. She enjoys being able to spell out words phonetically. She recently learned the letter sounds and this app takes that knowledge to a new level for her. It has a simple and intuitive interface for a small child. Maybe the graphics could be improved and the icon definitely needs changed to something way more fun, but overall we love this simple little app. LOVE IT!

0/5 stars

Be careful with this one!

The voice is weak and not discernable. That is sort of important when learning phonetics.
Just a thought.

0/5 stars

Such Potential....

My 3 year old really likes this one, but I wish I could say that he's learning from it. The sound quality is insufficient to actually understand which letter has been said. If you get the free version, which has A through E, it seems sufficient, but in the full version, the deficiencies become apparent, as E and U are almost indistinguishable, along withF, V and W and several other sets. My son comes to me for help, and we're both reduced to guessing. The voice sounds like it has been computer generated rather than real samples. I suspect that is because the author has English as a second language, and is worried that his/her accent would get negative feedback. Another clue for is the harmless gaff of using the word"alphabets" where "letters" would be more appropriate.

I hope the author corrects this, because a simple update with real sampled human voices would turn this one star app into a five star app. As I said, my son already loves it, but I doubt he is learning useful phonics from it.


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