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CrazyMikesApps: "The developers at i-Itch Inc. have created a wonderful, useful, easy to use beginning reading app for the iPhone."
ABC Shakedown is a Reading Readiness Program using digital flashcards with easy prompts and a cool "shake" feature.
Finally, an educational app that is truly educational! ABC Shakedown is the first in a new series of educational apps brought to you by i-Itch inc. This introduction app teaches the sound-symbol correspondence of each letter of the alphabet in a 21st century way.
Letters are viewed in a slideshow format with user friendly prompts to shake your way from A to Z. The game is based on a tried and true, educationally sound technique of seeing each letter of the alphabet while hearing the corresponding sound each letter makes. Your child will be getting their first experience in Reading Readiness right from your iPhone!
What really sets this app apart from the others, is that all the sounds are enunciated, articulated and properly spoken with guidance from a speech pathologist.
(Perfect for the reluctant, challenged, or struggling reader, and proven successful with the special needs population and ESL learners.)
What's New in Version 2.1
Minor bug fixes
INCREDIBLE TEACHING TOOL!
ABC Shakedown is a wonderful introduction to letter recognition, letter sound, and specific objects that begin with that letter. The developers did a great job with the vowels as all the letter sounds are done with a kinesthetic element, for example the "edge" of a table can be rubbed to learn the short e sound or the child can itch to learn the short i sound. I also noticed that audio/motion effects compliment the sound the letter makes: ball - bounces, BbBb and the lion - licks, LlLl GREAT APP for home or school!
Excellent and free
For free- this app is awesome! My kids are 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 and this app is wonderful for letter sounds... The pictures make sense (some other apps have pics that don't have the true letter sound for their chosen words) and the sound is great! Thanks for a wonderful free app for homeschooling moms!!