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ABC PocketPhonics

Educational Value:
Fun Factor:
Skills:Phonics, The Alphabet, Vocabulary, Sight Words, Handwriting, Spelling

What we like best:

Fun graphics encourage kids to continue and provide reinforcement for the words being learned.

What you should know:

While the game has nice graphics, it can get repetitive if played for long periods of time.
Full Review:

This app is a great tool for beginning spellers and readers! With three different learning skills rolled into one app, PocketPhonics makes the difficult process of learning letters and their sounds entertaining and fun.

Kids will start off with simple but great tracing practice that can be set at three different levels of difficulty to encourage accuracy. Next is phonic practice as letters that have been traced are picked by sound and put together to form sight words. Children will have fun learning new words and the letters that spell them as they have pencils cheering them on and other positive reinforcement throughout the app. Fun graphics pop up to reinforce the word with repetition and context for its meaning. Once each group of sounds and letters has been completed, your little learner will move on to the next and keep building their knowledge and skills!

The full version of the app has 170 words for children to learn with tracing and phonics throughout with different settings for writing style, prompts and accent. The Lite version has all the same functions, however is a cut-down version with less practice and material to go through.

Reviewed 2012-10-03 on iPad iOS5 by Suzanna Kincaid

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Price:$2.99
Grade:Kindergarten
Topic:Reading
Platform:Apple
Publisher:Apps in My Pocket Ltd
Standards:Phonological Awareness (Demonstrate understanding of spoken words syllables and sounds (phonemes). Phonics and Word Recognition (Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.)