Phonics teaches children the relationships between letters and sounds.
Phonics helps children to use these relationships to speak and write words. The relationship is logical and predictable . Knowing these relationships through phonics helps young readers to recognise familiar words accurately and easily "decode" new words.
This is a Phonological Awareness skill called Auditory Processing.
Studies have proven that auditory analysis training results in significantly better reading. We make this process fun, so that your child can become a better reader. If you invest in your child’s development early on, you will build his confidence and love of reading and lay the foundation for his future education.
The App is targeted for teachers and parents and therapists to encourage children to practice these fundamental skills.
Level one of Hear2Read can be used by children from approximately 4 years of age.
Hear2Read has 7 levels with a total of 356 practice words each with their own image.
Level 1: Compound words. The student has to omit one part of the compound word.
Level 2: Two syllable words. The student has to omit one syllable
Level 3: The student has to omit the initial phoneme from the word
Level 4: The student has to omit the final phoneme from the word
Level 5: The student has to substitute either the initial or final phoneme of the word with a different phoneme
Level 6: Words containing consonant blends. The student has to omit one sound from the blend
Level 7: Words containing consonant blends. The student is required to substitute one of sounds in the blend.
Two fun games provide motivation.
Squash the spider: A pesky spider is on the loose Squash him before he wreaks havoc. He is super fast and strong. Get him five times so that he moves to a different neighbourhood.
Pop the balloon: On no! All the balloons are flying away they are going to pollute the environment. Pop as many as you can fast before it is too late.
The app has been designed by Nikki Heyman who holds qualifications in both speech and language therapy and remedial education. She has worked with children ranging from 2 ½ years old through 12 years of age. Nikki has ensured that the customisation options provided allow the app to meet your needs.
Images have been carefully selected to best illustrate the words.
Auditory processing refers to the ability to identify, interpret and attach meaning to sound that is heard. This can be in the absence of a physical hearing loss.
This App addresses the following critical Auditory Processing Skills:
Auditory Discrimination: the ability to hear differences in sounds
Auditory Segmenting/Syllabification: the ability to break words into their parts and syllables.
Auditory Analysis: to determine the number, sequence, and specific sounds that are within a word
Auditory Blending: to blend individual sounds to form words.
Auditory- Visual Association: to be able to link a sound with a grapheme (letter).
Update for IOS 11 & Iphone X
Ratings and Reviews
I just downloaded the app. I tried it out myself and I was impressed. It was very easy to use. After reading the directions for less than a minute I was off trying it out! The app gives you feedback if you get the word right. The lowest level gives you some pictures with a compound word and you are promoted to say only one part of the word. The highest level switches out a sound of a word to test if you know your phonetics. This is an excellent app in all regards. You can also link to the app designer's blog for more advice on speech in kids. I strongly recommend this app for your child to improve his/her reading and speaking skills!
This app is the perfect tool to maintain my children's reading skills over the summer. The different levels of difficulty allow both my children to have a challenging, fun experience. The app has encouraged them to start 'playing with words' and making up codes for one another. The love the reward games too! They don't even realize they're learning!
Great word thinking and pronunciation app
I took a flyer on this and couldn't be happier that I did. My kids can't put it down. They are listening and thinking through the word puzzles and then can hear how they should have said it. They keep saying words over and over. I turned on the word visual and I think it's great for character recognition and strings of letters.
- Ryan Heitner
- 82.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular,and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Ryan Heitner
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.