Back by popular demand - the Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds app has been restored.
Start your child’s journey in reading and writing. Join Bee and her friends as they explore the enchanting letter-sounds garden and discover the main 42 letter sounds of English through a series of captivating games.
This beautifully animated app enables your child to learn the letter sounds (including digraphs), letter formation, blending the sounds for reading and identifying letter sounds in words for spelling and writing. Together these skills give your child the best possible start as they learn to read and write.
· Suitable for children aged 3+
· Choice of British or American English Audio
· Choice of print or precursive letters
· Allows multiple and personalized profiles
· Activities for learning the main sounds in English. The children learn to:
o hear the letter sounds
o recognize the letter sounds
o see letter formation
o write the letters themselves
o blend sounds in words for reading
o identify sounds in words for spelling
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve never had any problems with this app. I have been using it for years! It helps children to learn and identify sounds and then blend these sounds together. However parental supervision is advisable (when writing) to support children to follow the correct letter formation.
Key features removed in the update
As a teacher and parent, there are elements of the original Jolly Phonics app that I am disappointed to find no longer feature in the updated Adventure app. In particular, the blending activity in which children could drag their finger from left to right to make the snake sound out a word was very powerful. I credit this activity for wiring my first-born child to blend sounds from left to right; the new app lacks this activity and has more activities with letters bouncing all over the screen, which I think confuses my second child and misses an opportunity to reinforce the directionality of blending. Please reinstate the original activity!
I love what the app has although I'd love to see the letter sound actions and the letter sound songs in the app as well. Would be happy to pay more for these features as this program is excellent
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to let you know that the Jolly songs are now available in their own dedicated app and have the action pictures too.
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- JOLLY LEARNING LIMITED
- 330.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
English, Dutch, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0 to 5
- © Jolly Learning Ltd 2021
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.