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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Total downloads: 150
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Iphone
  • Publisher: Apps in My Pocket Ltd
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mobile default iconabc PocketPhonics Lite: letter sounds & writing + first words for Iphone Publisher's description

abc PocketPhonics Lite is the FREE, cut-down version of abc PocketPhonics so you can try before you buy.

abc PocketPhonics Lite is the FREE, cut-down version of abc PocketPhonics so you can try before you buy.

Uniquely, the full version of abc PocketPhonics combines in one app:

- Letter sounds
- Letter writing
- 170 first words

Only abc PocketPhonics follows the “synthetic phonics” teaching method - the keystone of the “Reading First” part of the “No Child Left Behind Act”. And makes it fun.

Designed and reviewed by US and UK teachers who use phonics to teach children to read. It is primarily aimed at preschool kids and those aged up to 7. To understand the best educational practice underpinning abc PocketPhonics, order the free guide to teaching kids to read from the app.

Helps children learn to read by understanding the sounds that letters make. The Congressionally-mandated National Reading Panel concluded that children who have “phonics instruction read better and spell better than other children”.

Letter sounds (how we say letters when we use them in words) are not the same as the letter names (what we call the letters). For instance, sound out slowly to yourself "cat". And you can see that the sounds that make up the word are nothing like what we call the letters.

A child who knows their letter names won't actually find that this helps them to read even simple words like “yes". By contrast, a child who knows their letter sounds will learn to read words they’ve never seen before.

PocketPhonics Lite teaches six letter sounds. The rest are covered in the full version including over 30 letters sounds that come from combining letters together (like “sh” and “ch”), because they are key to reading so many frequently-used words.

abc PocketPhonics visually demonstrates how to write each letter. Children enjoy practising their writing by tracing the letter with their finger (similar to a Montessori classroom where children learn first to trace letters with their fingers). PocketPhonics also works with iPhone-compatible styluses.

The Lite version provides a taster of this for the first six letters.

PocketPhonics checks the accuracy of your child's writing (can be switched off and the tolerance varied - using the Settings option in the app's Parentzone).

Using a unique, letter-sounds and word game, the full PocketPhonics teaches how to sound out and spell over 170 frequently-used words. There’s about 20 words in the Lite version.

There’s nothing else like it on the App Store.

PocketPhonics puts you in control

Using the app, you can:

- Customise it to the needs of your child through its wide range of settings (e.g. lowercase, uppercase, or cursive letters)
- Get help or give feedback
- Order our free guide on teaching kids to read

What's New in This Release:

Bug fixes.

After you’ve you downloaded the new version, please consider taking a moment to leave a rating or review. Enter the app’s Parentzone then touch the “if you like this app” button to access the App Store review screen. All feedback is much appreciated.

Please note that this will be the last version of the app to support iOS4.3 as it has become too difficult to support old versions of iOS.

System Requirements:

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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