What's NewIn response to customer feedback, the app now explains more clearly how all 12 levels can be unlocked manually.
App DescriptionGive your child a reading head start with Ladybird's I'm Ready for Phonics! With 12 motivating levels to progress through, this app supports your childâ€™s synthetic phonics learning at school. If needed, parents can manually unlock all levels at any time. Go to the parentâ€™s information screen to find out how!
"An excellent app that walks the line between education and entertainment
adroitly." Apps Playground
â€¢Get your child ready for the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.
â€¢Tested in schools with children who are currently being taught Phonics in Reception and Year 1.
â€¢Fun, interactive space theme with 12 motivating levels to unlock and progress through.
â€¢Learn, blend, segment and practise the 44 sounds of the English language.
â€¢Contains a glossary to help you understand the technical phonics terms your child uses at school.
â€¢Fully up-to-date and in line with the official Letters and Sounds document.
â€¢Teaches initial letter sounds, phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (letters) in the order children learn them at school.
â€¢Includes essential tricky words that cannot be sounded out â€“ such as â€˜theâ€™ and â€˜saidâ€™.
â€¢Record your childâ€™s voice as you practise the different phonemes together and then play them back.
â€¢Test your phonics knowledge with the Phonics Challenge!
â€¢Complete each activity to win a star!
â€¢Includes a practical, easy-to-understand Parentâ€™s Guide to Phonics. Parents can manually unlock all planet levels. Go to the parent's information screen to find out how!
â€¢Developed in conjunction with literacy consultant and phonics expert, Kate Ruttle. Currently Kate is the deputy head of a primary school in Suffolk and trains teachers internationally on phonics and literacy. As a literacy consultant, Kate has contributed to previous government phonics, spelling and literacy publications, as well as worked with numerous publishers in an advisory capacity over the years.
â€¢Brought to you by Ladybird â€“ for every age and every stage of your childâ€™s development.
Synthetic phonics is the primary reading method now taught in UK schools, but it can seem complicated and even daunting to both parents and children.
Ladybirdâ€™s Iâ€™m Ready for Phonics is the perfect way to support your childâ€™s phonics learning in a comprehensive and user-friendly way, without worrying that you are deviating from work done in school.
Fun, thoroughly researched and developed alongside editors, teachers and consultants, Iâ€™m Ready for Phonics is the reading app you can trust.
December 17, 2012 Price Decrease: $6.99 -> $5.99
September 26, 2012 New version 1.1
August 30, 2012 Initial Release