Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds
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The first in the Nickelodeon Literacy Suite, Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds focuses on your child’s emerging literacy skills. In this application, your child will learn the Alphabetic Principle: to recognize letters, write letters and associate letters with sounds. Once children are able to hear and discern sounds (phonemes), they are ready to associate those sounds with letters. That means kids learn their ABC’s with Dora and Boots in this exciting educational game!
What’s that Dora and Boots see up in the sky? It’s Tico in his Nutty Plane, writing letters and drawing pictures. But he needs you to help him with his ABC’s! Pick up all the nuts he needs to power the plane by tracing the letters.
After that, help Tico make a picture in the sky. What’s that picture that begins with the letter A? An Apple! It’s such an adventure to explore, learn and read with Dora.
As your child traces the letters, Dora reinforces the sound of each of the letters. Supportive directions and sound effects help guide your child in learning their letters.
A new game, Letter and Picture Match, reinforces initial letter sounds by grouping pictures that start with the same sound. A letter select screen allows your child to play any game on any letter they choose. With the educational activity of tracing letters, the interactive tilting action, and the picture guessing, Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds will keep kids entertained, all while learning their ABC’s! Ready for some high-flying letter learning? Let’s go!
Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds includes: •Easy to use tutorials lead by Dora •Tracing Uppercase and Lowercase Letters of the alphabet •Hearing and reinforcement of letters sounds •A tap and drag game to put letters in the correct holes. •78 pictures that reinforce letters sounds and initial letters •A new game, Letter and Picture Match, reinforces initial letter sounds by grouping pictures that start with the same sound. •A letter select screen that allows you to choose any letter to play •Curriculum developed and reviewed by preschool education expert •Player profiles now allow more than one child to play and save their progress •Parent Reporting which shows you how your child is progressing in the app.
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What's New in Version 1.10
Why isn't it bilingual?
I am so tired of Dora products that DISCOURAGE Spanish language skills. It is nearly impossible to find any Latina characters in which my children can see themselves reflected. But "Spanish language skills" is NOT having a supposedly bilingual child who only says some numbers and colors in Spanish every once in a while. Dora videos do not have a Spanish language track! How is that possible?!!!
Learning to read? Phonemes and graphemes have a one to one correlation in Spanish (each letter makes one sound) with very few exceptions, making it a much easier first language to learn. But much like bilingual education, Dora continuously teaches my children it's ok to speak Spanish only if you don't understand English like Tico or if you are entertaining a nonSpanish speaker like Boots. But the "real" language is English and it is our goal is to transition away from our language. Please stop degrading our culture and selling it off as some pride in Latino heritage B.S. Pride is providing our children skills, confidence, and self-love as a truly bilingual people.
Waste of Money, Wouldn't Operate, very disappointing
If I could give this zero stars I would, since it wouldn't load or run at all. I bought it after incautiously promising my three-year-old a Dora game and this was the best reviewed of a bad lot I found. Apparently most of the Dora apps have problems with loading and/or running according to reviewers I have read, this one does too. It loaded fine but when I opened it to add my child's name it got stuck on the "add your name to play" screen and wouldn't go further. Very disappointing. I do not recommend it and wish I could get a refund. From the large number of negative reviews this developer does not appear to care about customer experience.
Overpriced waste of time
4.99 really that's a waste of money and the thing is most kids are outside playing or playing with dollies not on an iPhone or etc., and playing a waste of time overpriced Dora game
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 15, 2013
- Version: 1.10
- Size: 173 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Viacom International Inc.
- : © 2011 Viacom International Inc. All rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.