I’ve been on the hunt for a decent Phonics App for quite some time and if I’m honest the ones I’ve found have been crap. Being Canadian I can overlook American accents, but many of them use the wrong font, wrong pronunciation, wrong level and don’t reflect how kids are being taught Phonics in school.
Thanks to the lovely Geek Mummy, I finally found a good one, Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics. It’s not cheap at £4.99 but I personally feel it’s worth it. There are 12 Spaced Themed levels that the children can progress through and it is in line with the Letters and Sounds documents that schools in the UK follow. I love the fact that they can record themselves pronouncing the letters.
It also contains and easy to understand Parent’s Guide to Phonics. Even as an ex-teacher, I trained pre-phonics and it’s all new to me. So I’m glad I have some guidance so I don’t contradict what the school is doing.
My 5-year old loves it and have to drag her off it!
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