What's NewThis update is:
â for iPhone 5 and iPad mini
â has various other minor fixes and improvements;
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App DescriptionIndependent research found kids learnt nine times as fast using PocketPhonics compared to a lesson in a classroom (see appsinmypocket.com/research).
âThereâs no denying that âabc PocketPhonicsâ is an amazing app. A universal appâit works with both iPhone and iPadâPocketPhonics teaches the basics of reading and writing to young kids. Most surprising? It seems to work.â 148apps.com
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Letter sounds. Handwriting. First words. PocketPhonics teaches all three. Kids, parents and teachers love it. Thatâs why itâs a best-seller.
Aimed at kids aged between 3 and 6, and using the best âphonicsâ teaching techniques, PocketPhonics introduces kids to each of the key letter sounds. As they learn the sounds, the app guides them how to write each letter through its unique follow-me arrow making it easy to learn how to correctly form letters. Thereâs nothing else like it in the app store.
â What experts sayâ
â Parentsâ Choice Recommended Award Winner
â Editor's Choice Award 2011 from Children's Technology Review
ââIf you are working on phonics for your kids, this is the best application to have.â Technology in Education
ââThis app feels much like a private tutoring session for early readers with emphasis on letter sounds and writing.â everythingmom.com
ââPocketPhonics is seriously educational and I think itâs a terrific tool for helping early readers. You can tell that a ton of thought and research was put into it and best of all, they talked and listened to teachers. It shows.â iPhoneMom.com
ââWhen it comes to learning apps for young learners and early readers, there is no better choice than abc PocketPhonics." ipad-applications.neiia.com
We've also had coverage in the WSJ, theweek.com and more than 20 other media outlets.
â Designed with and tested by teachersâ
Only PocketPhonics follows the âSynthetic phonicsâ teaching method - the keystone of the âReading Firstâ part of the âNo Child Left Behind Actâ.
To understand the best educational practice underpinning PocketPhonics, order the FREE GUIDE to teaching kids to read from the app.
Buying PocketPhonics for school? See appsinmypocket.com/school
â Letter soundsâ
Simply put, phonics (letter sounds) help children learn to read by understanding the sounds that letters make. The Congressionally-mandated National Reading Panel concludes that âchildren who have phonics instruction read better and spell better than other childrenâ.
Letter sounds (how we say the letters when we use them in words) are not the same as the letter names (what we call the letters). Montessori & other experts recommend not including letter names when teaching letter sounds as it can confuse children by introducing too much at once. PocketPhonics focuses solely on letter sounds so children can learn to read more quickly. (See our DotToDot numbers & letters for letter names and alphabetical order).
PocketPhonics teaches the sounds for all the letters in the alphabet plus over 30 letter sounds like âshâ and âchâ, because they are key to reading so many frequently-used words.
â Letter writingâ
PocketPhonics visually demonstrates how to write each letter. Children enjoy practicing their writing by following the on-screen arrow tracing the letter with their finger (Montessori kids learn first to trace letters with their fingers). PocketPhonics works with iPhone-compatible styluses.
PocketPhonics will also check the accuracy of your childâs writing.
â 170 First wordsâ
Using a unique, âletter sounds make wordsâ spelling game, children learn how to sound out and spell over 170 frequently used words.
â PocketPhonics puts you in controlâ
Using the app, you can:
â Customise it to the needs of your child through its wide range of settings (e.g. lowercase, uppercase, or cursive letters; two popular handwriting styles like those taught in most US schools)
â Get help
December 29, 2012 New version 2.1
October 07, 2012 New version 2.02
March 15, 2012 New version 2.01
December 19, 2011 New version 2.0
August 12, 2011 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
December 07, 2008 Initial Release