Ladybird: I'm Ready for Phonics
By Penguin Books
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Give your child a reading head start with Ladybird's I'm Ready for Phonics!
With 12 fun and motivating levels to progress through, this app supports your child’s synthetic phonics learning at school. If needed, parents can manually unlock all levels at any time. Go to the parent’s information screen to find out how!
"An excellent app that walks the line between education and entertainment
adroitly." Apps Playground
•Get your child ready for the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.
•Tested in schools with children who are currently being taught Phonics in Reception and Year 1.
•Fun, interactive space theme with 12 motivating levels to unlock and progress through.
•Learn, blend, segment and practise the 44 sounds of the English language.
•Contains a glossary to help you understand the technical phonics terms your child uses at school.
•Fully up-to-date and in line with the official Letters and Sounds document.
•Teaches initial letter sounds, phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (letters) in the order children learn them at school.
•Includes essential tricky words that cannot be sounded out – such as ‘the’ and ‘said’.
•Record your child’s voice as you practise the different phonemes together and then play them back.
•Test your phonics knowledge with the Phonics Challenge!
•Complete each activity to win a star!
•Includes a practical, easy-to-understand Parent’s Guide to Phonics. Parents can manually unlock all planet levels. Go to the parent's information screen to find out how!
•Developed in conjunction with literacy consultant and phonics expert, Kate Ruttle. Currently Kate is the deputy head of a primary school in Suffolk and trains teachers internationally on phonics and literacy. As a literacy consultant, Kate has contributed to previous government phonics, spelling and literacy publications, as well as worked with numerous publishers in an advisory capacity over the years.
•Brought to you by Ladybird – for every age and every stage of your child’s development.
Synthetic phonics is the primary reading method now taught in UK schools, but it can seem complicated and even daunting to both parents and children.
Ladybird’s I’m Ready for Phonics is the perfect way to support your child’s phonics learning in a comprehensive and user-friendly way, without worrying that you are deviating from work done in school.
Fun, thoroughly researched and developed alongside editors, teachers and consultants, I’m Ready for Phonics is the reading app you can trust.
What's New in Version 1.1
In response to customer feedback, the app now explains more clearly how all 12 levels can be unlocked manually.
HKHub1 should read the info about this!
Levels can be manually unlocked by parents or when the child completes the level.
I've only given this three stars as I've only seen level 1 so far.
My 2 year old has been playing with this. She's on the first level, and I've not chosen to unlock further levels.
My only complaint is that in Level 1, after selecting a letter there is a choice between two pics, it's either or... She just selects one straight away without hearing the phonics sound. She maybe gets 70% of them. Maybe that's cos she recognizes the first letter, but then again she's 2yrs old and it could just be the luck of the multiple choice?
We're yet to see the rest of the app, but I think level 1 could be improved with some automatic audio which plays upon selection of the letter - "find the picture with a 'fff' sound."
I have never been able to get this app to work. It allows me to put in a name and it plays music, but nothing after that.
I'm ready for,phonics
I'm sorry i did not take other reviews seriously. This app did not work at all. I sent message to,developer. I hope to,get a response
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 25, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 139 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Penguin Books
- © 2012 Penguin Books
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.