Alpha Writer, by Montessorium
Alpha Writer, by Montessorium is a Montessori-style learning app that helps kids learn letter sounds and teaches them how to form words. The app includes a tactile approach to learning, since kids can physically manipulate letters onscreen. Kids hear the sound of each letter as they touch it and drag it into position to form words.
From the Developer
YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN
- Basic foundations of language
- To read, write and spell phonetically
- Identify consonants and vowels
- Phonograms - writing and pronunciation
- Letter sounds, pronunciation and composition
- How to compose, identify and spell phonetic words
- To write, create and read stories
- Fine motor skills
PRACTICE WRITING AND READING
Utilizing fun and unique illustrations, your child will practice writing and reading, in a series of self-directed and engaging activities. Start with phonetics and then proceed to phonograms!
CHOOSE AN ARTIST
We offer over 100 unique, phonetic illustrations, from 3 different internationally acclaimed artists: Zeptonn, Mike Lowery and Marloes de Vries. Alpha Writer comes equipped with one batch, and you can upgrade for the other two!
CREATE YOUR OWN STORY
Let loose in this creative writer's sandbox. Learning how to write, create and ultimately read, your child has the opportunity to construct stories, through illustrations, letters and sounds.
We're very pleased to introduce and feature a special new section. It's called Alpha Spy, riffing on the famous "I-Spy with My Little Eye" adventure. Hope you enjoy!
THE TESTED AND PROVEN PHILOSOPHY BEHIND ALPHA WRITER
In Montessori, writing comes before reading. This is because writing is the expression of your own thoughts, whereas in reading, you must identify the letters placed in formation to comprise a word of someone elses choosing. For children just learning their letter sounds, this can be an extremely difficult and frustrating task. We're hoping to help alleviate that with Alpha Writer. The moveable alphabet was created for children who have the ability and interest to start writing and reading, but don't quite have the fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and draw the letters. It's also helpful for children who would like some added practice, having the opportunity to express themselves with no external pressures. At this stage of development, Montessori believes that spelling is not essential. Thus, we place an emphasis on the phonetic sounds used to build a word.