SUPER WHY Phonics Fair for iPad
By PBS KIDS
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*Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!*
It’s Phonics Fair time! In this app from the hit PBS KIDS preschool series SUPER WHY, kids ages 3-6 celebrate as they learn reading, word-building and phonics skills through classic carnival-themed games.
•5 interactive literacy games designed for phonics practice
•30 key word families that are needed to learn to read are featured in each game (such as the –ALL word family, with words like “ball,” “tall,” “wall”).
•Over 130 stickers that kids can earn and decorate within the Phonics Fair Prize Booth
•8 phonics-themed SUPER WHY music videos
•Parent tools, including a Progress Tracker and device notifications that allow you to follow your child’s progress with each word family
•An advanced level of 30 additional word families is available for parents to purchase. Parents can challenge their young Super Readers when they’re ready to progress to more complex word families without having to download a new app. The advanced level includes Level 2 word families, such as “AKE” and “OOK” words, an expanded progress tracker and additional rewards and stickers.
WOOFSTER’S WOOF-DE-WORD COASTER
Introduce your child to the words in the word families by tapping and dragging Woofster’s roller coaster cars along the track to collect letters and form words.
PRINCESS PRESTO’S SPECTACULAR SPELLING WHEEL
Take a ride with Princess Presto and match letters to their sounds to form words in a word family. Tap and spin the wheel to make the words appear.
WONDER RED’S WONDER WORDS BALL TOSS
Come one, come all to Wonder Red’s ball toss game!, Practice reading words in a word family and matching them to their pictures.
ALPHA PIG’S WHACK-A-WORD
Tap all the words that belong in each word family. The more words you correctly press in a row, the faster the Whack-a-Word pegs will go!
SUPER WHY’S BUMPER WORDS
Fasten your seatbelts – it’s word bumping time with Super Why! Tap and drag bumper cars together with the correct letter and word on them to form a word.
SUPER WHY Phonics Fair features a robust parents section, including a progress tracker that enables parents to see how their children are performing on each of the games and which word families may need more practice. Parents can also enable app notifications to be updated when their child has practiced a new set of ten word families and when their child has completed all of the first 30 word families.
Parents also have the option of purchasing 30 additional, more complex word families in the Advanced Level. This Advanced Level offers more challenging word families to continue your child’s phonics development, an expanded progress tracker and additional rewards to add to the game play experience.
SUPER WHY Phonics Fair is based on the PBS KIDS series SUPER WHY, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises. The breakthrough preschool series is designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn (and love) to read! Out of the Blue Digital is a division of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children's educational entertainment.
For more learning adventures with SUPER WHY, visit pbskids.org/superwhy. For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit http://to.pbs.org/kidsapps.
About PBS KIDS
SUPER WHY Phonics Fair is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.
What's New in Version 1.2
Made adjustments to help with any audio issues
Slow paced and boring
I wish this app was more of a faster paced game. The students even said "it takes too long between each word". And it does take far too long! This isn't an app malfunction issue, it's the design of the game. This is turn makes for a boring app with boring activities. The students played for a few minutes before asking to play something else. I'm totally bummed because I bought the bundle and I had high hopes! :-/
Daughter loves but some inappropriate content
Daughter enjoys the game but just noticed some prizes she won on some games I'm the app. One is a pill bottle with mix of pills and another is a jug similar to a moonshine jug. My recommendation would be to remove them, at least the pill bottle. Not needed. Not saying they promote pill popping but not needed.
For an app essentially teaching English, you've got some grammar issues. Please fix so that my kids don't grow up saying "I sunk it, Mom!" Maybe you could change it to "You've sunk it!" or "You sank it!"
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 03, 2014
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 177 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PBS Kids
- © 2013 Public Broadcasting Service
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- Advanced Level 2 Word Families$0.99