Read Write Phonics is the latest App which I have tested out with Tiger girl. I had been looking out for educational Apps for my HTC phone so that we could have learning on the go when we are out. . I’m have started home schooling with my 20 month old girl and am starting to teach her the alphabets and phonics. I was thrilled to be able to test out this app with her.
This app is designed for children aged 3-6 years however I feel that it would work well for younger children who are ready to learn. The program aims to help teach them the 44 phonic sounds that make up the English language write basic letter shapes, and how to blend the different sounds to make words.
Each word /alphabet or vowel is read out in a clear female voice. Like in the picture above in the READ section. The vowel “A” is shown before the word ant is shown together with the picture with the word “ant” being read out.
I personally enjoyed the WRITE section the most . It starts off by showing you how to write the lowercase alphabet one letter at a time. After the letter has been written I helped tiger girl trace out the alphabet with her finger. I find this similar to writing in sand and makes a good exercise in teaching her how the alphabets are formed. There was even a 3 star rating to state how well the letter was traced out.
In the PHONICS section selected small words and big words are being read out one after the other.
You just have to watch the video below to get a comprehensive view of the three main areas- Read, Write and Phonics.
I find that this is a great app for teaching reading, writing and phonics to beginning readers. However it could do with pictures and maybe a bit of animation for the READ and PHONICS section as it would make it easier for the young child to associate the sound with the word.
You can purchase this app from the Google Play Store at £1.49
Disclaimer: I was given a free download of the Read Write Phonics app for the purposes of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.