What's NewThis update improves support for:
â iPhone 5 and iPad mini
â has various other minor fixes and improvements;
After youâve you downloaded the new version, please consider taking a moment to leave a rating or review. Enter the appâs Parentzone then touch the âif you like this appâ button to access the App Store review screen. All feedback is much appreciated.
App Descriptionâ "An excellent app to teach numbers/letters/multiplication tables." Technology in Education
â "Featuring outstanding management features, lots of levels ... this collection of 42 dot-to-dot puzzles can be used to practice counting, the alphabet, or times tables." Children's Technology Review
ââAs a kid I used to love dot-to-dot pictures. This app takes it to the next level with fun pictures, filled in on completion, timed modes where kids have to finish in a certain time to open the next level and number sequences based on times tables so that older kids can still use the app to practice their arithmetic.â Thenextweb.com
Number counting. Learning the times tables. Repeating the alphabet. This neednât be boring for kids. With DotToDot numbers and letters itâs fun to practise all three!
Using dot-to-dot puzzles, DotToDot numbers and letters teaches the sequence of numbers and letters by creating puzzles of dots that kids canât wait to join up! Whether itâs counting â1,2,3â, learning the various times tables, or remembering each letter name in alphabetical order, DotToDot makes learning fun.
Choose what kids practice or use the appâs age-based settings. A four year old might practise counting â1,2,3â through simple dot-to-dot number puzzles, especially designed for younger fingers. If they touch the right dot, the app says the number next to it. If they touch the wrong dot, the dot wriggles to let them know and the correct dot starts to flash.
Similarly five year olds might practice letter names in alphabetical order. In the same way the app creates puzzles, but with letters instead of numbers next to each dot. Through this exploratory play kids learn how to count and know their ABC off by heart. They soon begin to associate the spoken letter or number with its written form. As they complete each puzzle the app celebrates their success.
For an older child, you might set the level to practise counting in 9s with more complicated dot-to-dot puzzles. The extensive range of settings in the Parentzone enables you to adjust the level of each game specifically for the needs of your child. You can also switch the timer on and they can compete against themselves and their siblings. Or why not increase the challenge by making them beat the unlock time to move onto the next puzzle? Youâre in control.
The aged-based settings take the recommendations of the UKâs National Curriculum as a guide to know what children should know, at what age. You can also choose between a UK or US voice.
â From the makers of the best-seller abc PocketPhonicsâ
DotToDot numbers and letters is the perfect complement to our best-selling app abc PocketPhonics (which teaches handwriting and letter sounds using synthetic phonics).
This app is ideal if youâre child has progressed well with learning the phonetic sounds of letters (as taught by abc PocketPhonics) and now needs to learn the letter names.
Experts recommend not including letter names when teaching synthetic phonics as it can confuse children by introducing too much information at once. For that reason our PocketPhonics app doesnât teach letter names so children can learn to read more quickly. DotToDot numbers and letters introduces the letter names, as well as get them started on counting and learning their times tables. A great next step.
â Whoâs it for?â
Children from 4 upwards.
â DotToDot numbers & letters 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 or uppercase letters, 1 through to 12 multiplication times tables, sound effects and hints)
â Get help & support
â Order our free guide on teaching kids to read
â Try before you buyâ
Download our FREE âliteâ version today.
Give your child a head start â buy DotToDot numbers and letters
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