Sight Words Learn to Read
By Karina Ranaldi
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***Help your child learn to read with Sight Words!!!***
Teach your child the fundamental words that make up 50-70% of the English language general text with Swish the Fish, the lovable, friendly blue tang fish!
Swish the Fish will help your child learn the words that are most commonly found in print. Words like “the”, “and”, “am” and “said”, through an interactive game play which is sure to keep your little one entertained! Learning to recognize these high frequency words by sight is an early literacy skill that will help fuel your child’s desire to read!!
The best way to learn sight words? Practice, practice, practice!! Sight Words Learn to Read lets children find new sight words and recognize words they already know. This fun, interactive game will keep them coming back for more.
We have brought you the professional voice of Sharon Brogden – UK’s famous female voice talent and children’s book narrator to ensure your child is taught clear pronunciations of each word.
****This beautifully animated app has been designed with your child in mind!!****
There are 40 rounds of game play for Pre-Schoolers and 52 for Kindergarten.
**Swish the Fish will introduce the word at the start of the round and send fish swimming through the water, each showcasing 3 different sight words.
**Swish the Fish then encourages your child to tap on the fish with the nominated sight word for the round.
**For every correctly tapped word a star is awarded.
**At the end of the round the stars are tallied up.
**If your child correctly taps more than 10 fish in the round they are awarded a prize to add to their very own fish tank!
**If your child does not achieve the minimum no. of fish to pass the round the word is then repeated to build memory retention
What are Dolch sight words?
In 1948 Edward William Dolch, PHD, compiled a list of the most frequently used words in the English language. The list consists of 220 words and 95 nouns. Many of the words could not be “sounded out” and had to be learnt by “sight”. Sight words make up 50-70% of any general text.
•2 game plays –Pre-schooler & Kindergarten
•Beautifully designed rich, colourful, entertaining and engaging graphics
• Underwater themed with animated marine animals and plants
• Interactive game play
• High quality professionally recorded audio featuring the famous Sharon Brogden (UK)
• Fun quirky background music
• Word repetition to encourage memory building
• Your child’s very own fish tank to house their marine animals and plants!
• Option for instructions to assist with game play
• Pre-Schooler & Kindergarten Word Lists
• Saved game play with reset function
• Children aged between 3-6
• Anyone wishing to learn the English language
• Pre-School Teachers
• Parents home schooling their children
• Children learning to read or recognizing sight words
• Kids passionate about learning on their own
-Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 word lists
-3D Animated fish tank
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****Help your Child learn to read with Sight Words Learn to Read****
What's New in Version 2.3
New and exciting update. Thanks to user comments!!
We have now included:
- Announcement of the word as you tap the correct fish
- iPhone5 Compatibility
- Enhanced Graphics
- iOS7 Compatibility
The fish are cute and the music is nice. I like the graphics and the narrator's voice is clear. Kids play by touching the swimming fish that have the right word on them.
As a teacher I would like to offer a couple suggestions. First, older kids need extra practice on sight words too, so I would appreciate if the narrator didn't announce "preschool" or "kindergarten" at the beginning. That will make it harder to convince my first or second grade students to play it! Just call it part one, or section one.
Also, can you add a setting to adjust the speed so the fish swim by at a faster or slower level? Again all kids don't process at the same speed.
My daughter likes to play with this app. The layout is interesting and graphics are cute. creating such a great app !! Thank you so much for make this app !!
Thank you very much!
Amazing game for kids. I have a 4 year old kid and she loves it. It was great, Lot of fun and good for learning.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 16, 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 234 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Karina Ranaldi
- © Copyright@KarinaRanaldi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.