This app is designed to help your child master the letter-sound connection. This app uses four different games to help your child learn and reinforce their knowledge of which sound each letter makes. Each game involves seeing letters and hearing sounds. The child decides which sounds do and which sound do not match the letter(s) being shown. The child either identifies the correct answer by tapping or drags and drops the correct answer in its place.
This app is the third app in the ABC MAGIC PHONICS series. This app builds on the skills learned in the first two apps of this series. Those apps were about teaching letter/sound associations using phonetic pictures. This app focuses only on the sound of the letter and does not use any phonetic pictures as cues. We recommend the other ABC MAGIC PHONICS apps as means to develop and reinforce your child’s phonics skills and reading abilities.
Please note, that in this app, only the SOUNDS of the letters are used and NEVER the names of the letters. A child can actually read without knowing the common names of the letters, but a child only knowing the names of the letters cannot phonetically read. The ubiquitousness of the ABC song both at home and at school will surely give children the ability to name the letters. Many children, however, are not given the much-needed explicit instruction of the SOUNDS that the letters make. This app, therefore, is dedicated to helping children learn the SOUNDS that the letters make.
Only lower case letters are used, which is the most effective way for teaching children letters since 95% of the printed word is lowercase.
These games are designed so that children can do them independently after being given the basic instructions of how to play the games. The app has built-in feedback mechanisms to help the child to work independently. These mechanisms allow the child to learn at their own pace and in their own way.
Some pictures may seem indiscernible, but don’t worry, the pictures, when touched, will ALWAYS say their name. The child NEVER has to know what the picture is ahead of time. Tapping on the image box will ALWAYS play the audio file that names the picture.
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Fun with Alphabet Phonics
This app features lowercase letters and their sounds.
It uses the sounds of the letters, not the names of the letters and uses lower case letters rather than uppercase letters. This makes it a perfect match to supplement our classroom phonics work with letters. It contains 4 different games to help teach and test the association of each letter with a sound. There is one matching game, one analysis game and 2 quiz type games. It has 3 different voice options, 3 different font styles and 3 different letter color styles. All in all, this is a neat little app that focuses on the specific task of showing that each letter represents a sound.
I love this app
This is the only app I have found that uses the letter sounds rather than the letter names. Children need the letter sounds more than they need the letter names. Also, the letters are lowercase which is another thing I have been looking for unsuccessfully in other apps. I highly recommend this app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.