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5 Best Phonics apps for kids
The key skill in phonics is to learn the letters and the sounds they make and how to put them together to make and read simple words.Our selection of phonics apps cover important phonics topics for a variety of ages and grade levels. From animal sounds to consonant blends to diphthongs to rhyming words, your child will find a variety of apps that fit his ability. 
 
Phonics apps are a great way for young learners to practice phonics lessons. Help your little ones practising the alphabetic principle and help them to read with these apps.

Best Phonics Apps for Kids 2018

Reading Eggs - Learn to Read

( iPad - Free )

The programme aims to help young children learn how to read through the fun exploration of different games as they make their journeys through different settings and games. Children learn to read through phonics as they begin the process of learning this important life skill.

Reading Eggs is based on solid scientific research to give your child the best chance at reading success. Children complete animated online lessons where they learn essential reading and phonics skills. The variety of fun activities within each lesson provides the repetition needed for these skills to become part of the child’s long term memory.

Children gain confidence by reading online books that only contain words they have already studied in the programme. There are over 2000 levelled books in the Reading Eggs programme.

Read with Phonics

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Read with Phonics is a phonics based app that helps young people to learn synthetic phonics in a colourful and interactive way. It improves letter sounds recognition and is a great stepping stone to help your little ones on their reading journey! This is a fantastic app that has been extremely well developed by professionals proficient in not only the topic of phonics but also with a very good understanding of the education and classroom setting. 
 
The phonics app follows the curriculum and all synthetics phonics programs. Practice segmenting and blending skills, grapheme recognition, pseudo words, word comprehension and more.
 
Practicing your phonics sounds for just 5 minutes a day is proven to be the best way to improve reading skills, whether in the car on the drive home from school, snuggled up on the sofa or sitting outside in the garden on a nice summers day! The positive reward system the game offers is very motivating and the different ways the app challenges a child to think about each letter; from recognising the grapheme to putting it into a word is impressive.
Endless Alphabet

( iPad - £4.99 )

Endless Alphabet is a simple and very creative app with cute monsters and clever animations that provides interactive learning opportunities in reading, spelling, and vocabulary for toddlers and early learners. The app allows children to practice their alphabets and learning new words with animations demonstrating the meanings of the words in an unforgettable way .

Monkey Word School Adventure

( Android - £1.79 , iPad - £1.99 )

A cheery educational app with games in phonics, letter recognition, rhymes, tracing, and wordplay. Monkey Word School Adventure uses six different mini activities to help them with reading skills through phonics and word groups. Each activity adjusts to your child’s ability level. Many of the activities also allow kids to self-correct to solve the given problems. Each activity is short and moves automatically to the next challenge.
 
With Monkey Word School Adventure you are able to customize the play for up to three children based on reading group levels. You can also set the challenge level appropriately in settings as difficulty increases based on the performance.
 
The language learning ranges from letter recognition and writing to spelling and phonics introducing word components such as consonant blends, digraphs, and irregular vowels. This tool is great for kids who need assistance with their phonics skills.
abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words

( iPad - £4.99 )

abc PocketPhonics app covers all the sounds and children have the opportunity to practise blending and segmenting to read and write words. It teaches students the sounds of different letters and basic words. This app uses the Phonics method (phoneme-centered approach), as taught in UK schools, to develop reading skills. It also closely matches the order in which schools will usually teach the different sounds, as defined in the National Curriculum. 
 
The app demonstrates a clear focus on phonemes: sounding them out, spelling them, and using them to form words. The graphic representations of words are sometimes confusing. Teachers can set up multiple accounts for individual students and sign up to receive progress reports for each.
 
abc PocketPhonics uses a phoneme-centered approach to teaching kids to read. When kids see a phoneme, they say it, write it, and then use it in a word. When they've completed a packet of phonemes and word constructions, they get a number of stars (from one to three) based on how well they traced the letters and how many mistakes they made choosing phonemes to form the words. 
 
Teachers can set up multiple accounts for individual students and sign up to receive progress reports for each student. It displays the strengths and weaknesses of each students.
Phonics Genius

( iPad - Free )

Phonics Genius is a customizable flashcard-style app designed to help kids identify letter sounds and their relationship to words and has just about every conceivable phonetic combination presented in a high quality and completely enjoyable way. 
 
Phonics Genius includes over 6,000 words grouped by phonics sound, so it is fully loaded to teach your child about phonics. The app includes several pages through which you can scroll and find the particular sound you want to work on. You can work on sounds as well as the beginning and ending of words. Phonics Genius provides three different modes of learning, in addition to multiple quiz modes designed as fun and interactive games. The quizzes are designed according to different levels of learning beginning with two words and range from easy to challenging. 
 
Within the app, you can select preferred capitalization, such that words are all upper case, all lower case, or the first letter is capitalized. You can also adjust the font color and size. Phonics Genius also allows you to customize the flashcards, and you can add your own voice to each card. Phonics Genius is a great resource for building phonemic awareness and is best for kids who are emergent readers with previous reading experience.
 
It is one of many apps to teach phonics, but it is one of the most comprehensive phonics apps available.
Pirate Phonics 1 : Kids learn to read!

( iPad - £1.49 )

Pirate Phonics 1: Kids Learn to Read is packed with 41 phonic sounds spread across five islands. Learners will have to explore the islands and find the clues that will help them to find their treasure. The app is educational and will help preschoolers learn and develop their phonic skills and reinforce their phonic blends and sounds in reading.
 
Pirate Phonics 1: Kids Learn to Read teaches children the letter - sound correspondences that are essential in reading and writing. The whole app introduces more than 300 words and is targeted at pre-readers. Kids engage in repetition through games and this is a very effective strategy for memorising and retaining the sounds more easily.
 
Each phonic sound is emphasised through the use of several ‘picture words’ which are deliberately read slowly by the narrator. The small games following were really fun and kids will love playing them. 
ABC Phonics

( Android - Free )

ABC Phonics features letter pronunciation with three picture/words as an example of each letter and a sketch tool for drawing letters. The songs are very catchy and it seems to help the kids identify the letters and sounds a lot.

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