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Sound Literacy is an instructional tool for tutors and teachers.

For help on how to customize Sound Literacy to meet your needs be sure to visit our blog.

Sound Literacy is the first iPad app that brings your letter tiles in to the 21st Century. It is NOW being used in 19 countries across the globe and growing quickly! Spread the word and integrate Sound Literacy into your curriculum.

***Named one of the 12 Best Apps for Special Needs of 2012 by Teachers with Apps***
***Featured on Mashable***

Sound Literacy provides a teacher, tutor, speech therapist, or parent a tool for enhancing literacy lessons. Sound Literacy 2.0 gives maximum flexibility to customize the tile sets to match the needs of a particular curriculum or an individual student.

Sound Literacy is not a game. It is not programmed with an auto correct feature nor is it created to take the place of an instructor. It is intended to be an instructional tool that facilitates interaction between a teacher/tutor and a student. Skills and concepts must be guided by an instructor.

Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, or morphemic word building.

Sound Literacy features:

• Blank tiles for counting, ordering, and manipulating the graphemes or any other word part

• Tiles organized in pantries and ready to be pulled onto the workspace for reading and spelling words

• Elkonin boxes can be added to hold tiles in place

• Six specially designed ladders for building and comparing phonemes or spellings

• Consonant and vowel phoneme maps

• Popovers on the sound maps indicate various ways to spell each phoneme; spellings are ordered from the most common to the least common

Use Sound Literacy to enhance any word study program!

Visit our blog for more information and ongoing discussions on how to improve Sound Literacy.

Have fun studying words!

**Please note that at this time Sound Literacy does not include the phoneme sounds on the Sound Maps. We are working to put this in place.**

What's New

Version 2.5

You can now copy/paste tiles in the Tileset Editor

Ratings and Reviews

Godly Girls Academy

Great for word study

Just realized that I can use this for word and number study as well. Love being able to have digital pieces. Great for homeschoolers! Wonderful product!


Great for home school!

I’m using All About Spelling and All About Reading with my 2nd grader, and the Sound Literacy app is a GREAT alternative to the magnetic letter tiles. We don’t have wall space to hang our white board, so we were lugging it out twice a day and trying to find a place where my 7-year-old could reach it, but my 16-month-old couldn’t. Not an easy task! :) I’m so thankful I discovered this app! It is very customizable. After watching the short tutorial videos on their blog, I was able to make all our vowels red, consonants blue, suffixes pink, etc. to match the AAS/AAR curriculum. I created new tiles to label the syllable types, and also created “pantries” for all the different categories we needed. My son was thrilled with it. His arms used to get tired moving the magnetic letter tiles up and down, but that’s not an issue with the app. He happily built many more words than when we were using our white board. We also utilized the app's “draw” feature when it was time for him to write down his phonograms and words, and he loved doing that too! This app is just what I’ve been looking for!


Great app - my kids love it

My kids like this app, so do I. I particularly like that there won't be a thousand letter tiles all over the house. I did notice that my daughter was having trouble finding the letters she wanted. After a couple of minutes I realized what the problem was. She was looking for letters like a Qwerty layout. So with them in alphabetical order, she actually has to scan each row. So i'm wondering if a future update might have a "change to qwerty" feature like you can change the colors.

I know, i know, alphabetical order is the order the letters come in. However, keyboarding is big at our house (dyslexia and dysgraphia). I think we all type better than we write and for those that have that situation it would be one less obstacle. I wonder too if keyboard location for a letter is a factor for them, as in is it a part of their understanding of b and d that d is here and b is there on the keyboard?


3D Literacy, LLC
9.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 3D Literacy
In-App Purchases
  1. Dolch List Tileset $1.99
  2. Fry List Tileset $1.99
  3. Onset & Rime Tileset $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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