Phonics is an essential part of learning to read and Eggy Phonics 1 makes phonics fun and rewarding. This app focuses on the first 100 short-vowel words, such as cat, dog and bus.
Each of the 20 fun and interactive levels use a multisensory approach to learning. Children see, hear, read, spell and write each word to reinforce learning and develop a range of essential early reading skills.
Each level consists of 5 words and a revision set. The app includes a variety of rewards to keep children motivated including badges, 20 critters to hatch and a fun reward game. Children will love learning to read and write with Eggy Phonics 1.
Eggy Phonics 2 (long vowels) and 3 (harder words) also available.
Update to work with 64-bit.
Ratings and Reviews
Not a phonics app!
This is useless as a phonics app. For example on level 1 when working with the word cat the first thing that happens is 3 pictures are shown, and one is a cat. You're asked to match the picture to the word cat. Not sure where the phonics practice is there really. The second thing is to spell the word cat. When you tap on the letters the letter NAME is announced and not the phonic sound!!! So for example, c 'see' a 'ay' and t 'tee'. If this were actually a phonics app it would announce the sound. You know, like, actual way phonics work..! Don't waste your money. I'm now going to see if jolly phonics do an iPad app.
NOT a phonics app!
If you hope to use this to support phonics learning, then best to avoid. I've not gone far in to the app, but disappointingly from the outset it uses letter names as a primary focus. To confuse things further, they are then mixed with phonic sounds - something which can be very confusing for young children starting out with phonics. Perhaps worst of all, the phonic pronunciations that are used are inaccurate (addition of "uh" sounds where these should be avoided). Some of the ideas in the app seem good, but it just has the potential to confuse children in its present form. Disappointing.
Good but sound not working
Good app but sound stopped working suddenly
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.