Now fully compatible with iOS 8.
Rated 5/5 and Recommended by educationalappstore.com, official advisor to the Tablets for Schools scheme.
Pirate Phonics offers fun and Phonics for kids who are just learning to read/recognise letters and simple CVC words. Pirate phonics uses the concept of a child’s dream
about pirates as the theme of an educational game to develop skills in the
basic phonics. It is a very large App which uses 5 ‘treasure islands’ with a
‘phonic’ route map across each island to recover the treasure stolen by
Blackbeard the pirate. Each phonic is introduced by a pirate with ‘phonic
challenges’. By passing the challenges coins are collected and the child heads
towards where Blackbeard has hidden the treasure. Each island is completed when
the children use phonic challenges to open the treasure chest, but of course
that’s not the end!
Pirate Phonics is a very large App which has been designed to support the first stages of phonic learning over an extended period, at least several weeks. Each phonic is emphasised through the use of several ‘picture words’ which are deliberately read slowly by the narrator. Once a phonic has been unlocked and learned the child can revisit that island and phonic at any time. The whole App introduces more than 300 words.
The 5 Treasure Islands introduce the phonics 1 at a time before using blends to form simple words (mainly CVC). Phonics introduced in this App include:
•s a t p d
•n m i g o
•c e u r h
•k b f l j
•v w x y z
•ck ff qu ss zz
•ll ch sh th ng th
If your child just wants to learn words related to any individual phonic then that can be selected from the ‘extras’ area on the start screen without going through every island. Another similar Pirate Phonics App will be released soon to complete the whole phonics spectrum; this will focus even more on blending, word building and reading groups of words.
Pirate Phonics 2 is available now!
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- January 04, 2013 Initial release
- January 17, 2013 New version 1.1
- May 04, 2013 New version 1.2
- August 21, 2013 New version 1.3
- October 09, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- October 08, 2014 New version 1.4
- March 27, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
- April 13, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99