Helping Early Readers with Read - Kids learn to read and write in 20 easy lessons

Helping Early Readers with Read - Kids learn to read and write in 20 easy lessons

Reading is an essential skill for all children, but it’s also a skill that many young learners struggle with. Fortunately, there are many resources parents and teachers can use to help kids develop reading skills. With the Read - Kids learn to read and write in 20 easy lessons app, kindergarten and elementary school age children can acquire reading skills in a fun and progressive way.

Unlike many reading apps that rely on only a single method, the Read app draws on two popular methods for teaching to read in English: the Phonics method and the Whole Language method. The combination of both is believed to be the key to successful learning, and Read implements both in a way that’s easy to understand even by first-time learners.

Learn to Read with 20 Lessons

In Read, kids find 20 lessons, 120 exercises, and more than 150 interactive stories designed to take them to the 2nd-grade level in reading. The lessons are organized into 6 sections, each corresponding to a different set of skills, for example, writing, phonics, sight words, and reading comprehension.

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Learn Letters of the Alphabet as You Watch These Hilarious Magical Shows

Learn Letters of the Alphabet as You Watch These Hilarious Magical Shows

Learning should be fun. Especially if the subject is as crucial as learning the letters of the alphabet. Many apps have been developed to introduce toddlers ages 1+ to this topic, and almost all of them offer fun and unique gameplay. The Magical Alphabet app offers sample words for each letter that are connected to form a story.

Meet Pom-Pom the Magician

What is the relationship between a balloon and a bee? What can happen between a unicycle and an umbrella?

If you’re wondering what kind of story would involve seemingly unrelated objects and/or animals, come and meet Pom-Pom the Magician. Throughout the app, you can watch videos of him performing a magic show that unveils the story behind these objects.

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Teach Kids to Read with the Montessori Early Reading App

Teach Kids to Read with the Montessori Early Reading App

Age 5 is an exciting period for kids as they become more independent and curious to learn new things. It’s also the perfect time to develop early reading skills. If your child is already familiar with letter sounds, then we suggest following up with the Montessori Early Reading app.

Released by developer Edoki, it’s an app to help early readers practice reading easy phonetic words. Using mini games, it reinforces learning about phonics and rhymes.

Gameplay

Montessori Early Reading comes with four activities designed to help kids turn sounds into words. All the games are unlocked from the get-go but we recommend starting from the first one. It’s a simple activity designed to trigger reading with five phonetic words. All you have to do is drag the words to the correct pictures.

The second activity is similar in that you try to match the words and pictures together. You’ll be shown a set of three pictures and a note, which you must place under the correct image. More words are used here, yet they are still simple enough for early readers.

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The Joy of Reading Offers a Comprehensive Path for Kids to Learn Reading

The Joy of Reading starts with simple phonics mini games, and continues with more advanced games such as building compound words.

If you have at least tried to teach your kids how to read, you must have learned that there are several steps they need to pass before they can start reading. For example, they need to learn about letter names, letter sounds (phonics), word rhymes, and sight words. When they have had enough practice, they might have a decent chance at reading on their own.

And if you’ve been following our work here, you’ve also probably noticed that there are plenty of great apps for each of the above steps. But, there really hasn’t been a single app that provides a comprehensive approach to learning how to read.

At least, not until The Joy of Reading comes along. This app will take you on a guided journey from learning letter sounds to differentiating between short and long vowels.

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Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds Brings a Proven Approach for Kids to Learn Reading

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds includes 42 letter sounds of the English language.

Earlier this week, I reviewed a great phonics game for kids ages 3+ called Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps. It has helped my kids learn 31 English graphemes in a fun learning environment.

Today, I want to highlight another useful phonics app for kids. Called Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds, it is based on a proven approach to learning reading and writing called Jolly Phonics. Founded more than two decades ago, the approach has been used in over 100 countries around the world.

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