Starfall Learn to Read
This app is great for teaching new skills and can be followed in sequential order. If you also see your child struggling with a certain literacy skill, that lesson can be pulled up for a quick and engaging review and practice. This app truly has child entertainment in mind when teaching literacy and phonics. The app includes 15 lessons that can be used individually to cater to your child or can be followed in order to build a well rounded and sequential approach to word families and higher level phonics skills.
From the Developer
- A solid, research-based approach to phonemic awareness and decoding for the earliest readers.
- Books which are truly decodable. The first sentence in the r-controlled vowel book is Fern likes to surf at Bird Rock.” Every word follows previously-learned or currently targeted phonics rules. This helps keep kids from guessing at words.
- Movies! The app includes eight short movies that reinforce various concepts. Each video is short, but still manages to present the concept in an engaging way, usually with music. I admit the “Y as a Vowel” video is my favorite.