AWARD WINNING ABC PHONICS APP - INCLUDED IN THE APP STORE BEST OF 2014
LAUNCHED in 2014 as EDITORS' CHOICE for iPad.
No.1 Best New App
No.1 Best for Ages 5 & Under
No.1 Education App
"THE BEST INTRODUCTION TO LETTER SOUNDS"
CREATED BY TEACHERS
'abc flashcard songs' is brought to you by the co-founders of hip hop hen who are passionate and dedicated teachers in the UK. Their aim is to create learning games for kids to raise the standard of early literacy education and give children the best possible start to learning letter sounds (phonics).
WHAT IS HIP HOP HEN?
hip hop hen apps were launched in 2014 as EDITORS' CHOICE and FEATURED on Kids' Store for iPad. Our first 3 apps: 'abc flashcard songs', 'abc jigsaw' and 'abc letter tracing' are educational games which are specially built to introduce children to hear, read and write early phonics sounds in an easy, fun imaginative way. Ideal kids games for boys and girls aged 2 - 4 year olds. These first 3 educational apps are part of a complete phonics reading scheme.
WHAT IS PHONICS?
Before learning to read or spell – children must learn the letters of the alphabet and what sounds (phonemes) they represent. Our first three phonics-based apps help children understand that a written letter or groups of letters such as ‘sh’ represents one sound (phoneme). There are 44 phonemes in the English language to learn. Learning to pair letters and sounds accelerates 'reading readiness'.
'abc flashcard songs' has been specifically devised for children to learn the phonetic alphabet as well as new vocabulary. 'abc flashcard songs' has 35 beautifully illustrated interactive pages which instantly engages the child’s attention. Each flashcard has a fun and catchy phonic song.
The game is to find and collect all the images that begin with the specific letter sound and the score is recorded on a star tally. When the child touches the screen, the image will glow and name the picture for the child to hear and read.
Over 40 beautifully hand-illustrated, interactive and child-friendly pages
Two interactive phonics learning games
Sing along to fun and catchy phonics songs
Hours of educational enjoyment
Perfect for 2 – 4 year olds
Complements school curriculums
Printable teaching tips to observe and track early learning goals
Tested and loved by children
hip hop hen is a Moms with Apps member, we follow the ‘know what’s inside’ – best privacy practices for kids’ apps
No in-app purchases or third party advertising so your child can play uninterrupted and at their own pace
Personal information will never be shared
Parent gate to keep children safe from social media
KEY SKILLS FOR LEARNING
'abc flashcard songs' helps your child achieve many early learning goals:
Communication and language development
Speaking and listening
Joining in with rhythmic patterns
Identify sounds in words for reading
Finishing rhyming sentences
Concentration and attention
Problem solving skills
Recognition of familiar words, pictures and own name
Fine motor control and co-ordination
Gross motor control of operating age-appropriate software
COMPLEMENTS SCHOOL CURRICULUMS
hip hop hen apps provide the perfect foundation to reading that complements major phonics programmes and school curriculums such as the UK (Government approved) Primary National Strategy – Letters and Sounds – Phase 2 and the start of Phase 3. ‘abc flashcard songs’ contains 26 single letter sounds and 9 consonant digraphs such as ‘th’, ‘ck’ and ‘ch’. It is important that children learn these sounds at the same time as single letter sounds as they appear in many frequently-used words.
LOVE THE APP?
If your child likes our game - please leave a review - we would love to hear what you think. Or why not Gift the App to a special friend.
If you have any problems installing or using 'abc flashcard songs' – please go to: http://hiphophen.com/faq
Bug fixes and updates
Ratings and Reviews
Looks great, probably would be better with sound.
I have a 5th gen iPad, loaded app, check trumpets for sound on, still not working, unloaded app, hard reset, loaded app, check trumpets sound on, sound still not working, unloaded app, hard reset, loaded app, still no sound, unloaded app, hard reset, loaded app, still no sound. This is the fix they say will work.
Just maybe its this app that needs a hard reset with the developers. At least they gave a quick response 👍 with a fix that does not work😭.
Would like a refund as this app is useless to my child as is! Of course if it starts to work with an update I'll be quite happy 😊 but right now I'm not🤔
Engaging and energetic phonics app
Fun and effective. Love the sound repetition and the letters with embedded pictures that reinforce what the sound represents e.g. P for pig. Great for visual learners, which my daughter is. Simple and beautiful. We have tried "Teach your Monster", "reading eggs" and "jolly phonics". I feel this is most appealing and encourages short effective learning sessions. Thoroughly recommend this app.
Primary teacher & English subject leader
No surprises that this app was teacher-led as every educational aspect is there: fun learning & sound pedagogy. I've 2 toddlers who really enjoy the games whilst picking up the phonetic sounds and associating them with the letter shapes. Good shout too with the digraphs as my eldest is now ready to explore these...more please!
There aren't many educational apps that have really impressed me but I've been happy to recommend this to other teachers and parents.
- hip hop hen
- 250.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Sophie Carter & Daisy Harrison t/a hip hop hen 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.