The Simplest, Most Effective Way to Learn to Read!

This full curriculum app is a fun, comprehensive reading program based on findings of the National Reading Commission. It uses two robots to teach lessons and activities to show children that spoken words are composed of individual sounds, and those sounds are written with letters. It emphasizes sound/spelling patterns, vocabulary, and comprehension, not memorization. This app ensures phonemic awareness mastery by focusing on vowel isolation which is commonly the most challenging, but most important part of learning to read. The colorful activities engage students through listening, thinking, speaking, and reading.

The app is composed of these four sections:
Section 1 - Teaches children that words are made up with sounds. Activities include beginning sounds, ending sounds, vowel sounds, and words that rhyme.

Section 2 - Teaches children each short vowel sound and the letter that makes that sound.

Section 3 - This section teaches consonant-vowel coarticulation, so children learn that each consonant uses short vowels to make different sounds that are used to form words that are read.

Section 4 - Teaches children to combine their new knowledge of consonant-vowel coarticulation and ending sounds to read their first words.

Grades: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st (First), 2nd (Second)
Subjects: Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Author: Robert Femiano

This program won the Tillywig Brain Child Award, 2015!

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What’s New

Version 1.2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes; minor layout changes; expanded support to iPhones

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

KimberE ,

Garbage apps

I bought a bundle of pre-k apps from this developer and none worked. Each were buggy and none made sounds- even the phonics apps!

Don’t waste your money

~vinod ,

App not working on iPad or iPhone

Please do not buy as this is not working at all. I am going to reach to the customer service to have the refund or get it fixed

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