Monster Phonics products are already listed as highly effective multi-sensory phonics resources by the Department for Education, UK (2014). Monster Phonics has also been selected by BETT futures as one of the top 20 most inspiring new ed-tech ideas in the UK. This app supports the reading and spelling of the first 100 high frequency words and is part of a wider phonics scheme that supports the New Curriculum for Spelling (KS1) and phonics in Reception.
Monster Phonics is a synthetic phonics scheme. It is unique in that it uses character (monster) phoneme cues and colour coding to represent the sounds A, E, I, O, U, oo, ow, silent letters and tricky letters. Each monster and its corresponding colour is linked to a specific set of graphemes that makes the particular phoneme.
Monster Phonics Apps have been developed specifically to make phonics more accessible for all learners. The revolutionary use of colour coding and characterisation has been proven to dramatically accelerate progress in reading. Monster Phonics also teaches handwriting and the correct letter formation for the first 100 words.
This Monster Phonics APP show how the first 100 words are more accessible to children because of the use of colour. The number of “tricky” words is reduced considerably with the colour coding system. There will be 2 Monster Phonics APPs covering the first 300 words. Once learned these words stay with children forever. The first 300 words make up 65% of all reading texts. Learning these words quickly is incredibly important for all children.
Selected to be in the BETT Futures Cohort - January 2015!
Add ability to mute the background music
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent! It has kid-friendly characters, a catchy professional song, voiceover, and several different activities for practicing phonics skills- rearranging letter tiles to form words, tracing words, and spelling words. A heads up- it is British English but I only came across some minor pronunciation differences, like in the word 'again'. The app uses sounds or green/red colors to indicate a correct/incorrect choice. It also gives a little leeway for the tracing activity so as long as the child stays mostly on the lines in the correct direction it accepts their tracing. I love that the kids have to practice phonics through the different activities in order to buy pets and pet supplies in the pet shop. No in-apps, simple interface, multiple player profiles (I created over a dozen profiles and probably could have continued) and there is a parent guide explaining the meaning behind the approach used-well done.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.