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Help your kids become a great readers with First Sight Words Professional. With a focus on the core vocabulary your children will need throughout their lives, First Sight Words Professional includes over 300 of the most common words in the English language.
Based on the Dolch Word List, this app uses the same child-friendly design and simple interface that made First Words one of the all-time best selling educational apps for iOS. New features make it the ideal choice for use in the classroom, the car, or on the couch:
* With over 300 words, First Sight Words Professional includes five levels of core vocabulary to take your child from pre-k through 3rd grade, plus a list of nearly 100 common nouns.
* Each sight word is paired with a MINSPEAK® icon. Designed by linguists, speech pathologists, and information technology experts, MINSPEAK icons provide clear graphics for the full core vocabulary.
* Word management lets you choose which sight words to include in each word list. Focus on shorter words, longer words, or words with particular letter combinations. Hide words that a child finds particularly distracting and include words you'd like the child to focus on.
* Category management lets you control which lists of words are visible to children using the app. You can focus on younger vocabulary, older vocabulary, or provide the full range of words.
First Sight Words Professional uses uses the same intuitive interface that has made FirstWords so popular with preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids with special needs. Your child will giggle with delight at the beautifully drawn pictures and matching entertaining sounds, all the while building an excellent foundation for early language and reading fluency.
First Sight Words Professional helps kids develop:
* Fine Motor Control
* Letter Recognition
* Phonemic Awareness
* Word Recognition
* Reading Fluency
First Sight Words Professional includes a large number options:
* Phonics or Letter Names
* Uppercase, Lowercase, or Capitalized Words
* Spell Words Slowly or Quickly
* Serif or Sans-Serif font
Here's what educators and reviewers have said about earlier versions FirstWords:
“FirstWords is an app that teaches letters and words in fun and interactive way. Very easy to use these apps will help support your little ones learning with great illustrations and bright colors. Each app supports kids learning and encourages kids to explore and discover by revealing, rewarding and teaching.”
-- Fun Educational Apps
“Excellent - As a teacher, I love this game! Just what technology was meant to do!”
-- iTunes Review
“This app has great settings that let you control the level of difficulty for the child – either with lots of hints or almost none at all. The letters slide nicely into each word and when completed the child is rewarded by having the pictured animal enlarge and animate briefly.”
--Carisa Kluver at Digital Stortyime
“FirstWords:Deluxe is a very straightforward word-building game. Words are either said letter by letter as they are dragged into the appropriate gray boxes or, if chosen in the settings, a smaller set of words can be sounded out with phonics. This makes this game a treat for both pre-readers and early spellers.”
--Common Sense Media
"FirstWords is a great app -- as I said at the time, 'Leo loves First Words because it's fun and easy. I love it because he's learning to spell words, and the interface makes that learning error-free.'"
---Shannon Des Roches Rosa at Squidalicious
Now supports both portrait and landscape play!
Also, support for latest devices, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Extremely basic, Confusing graphics
This is an extremely basic program and could have been designed better to promote spelling. Students are presented with correctly spelled word at the top of the page and scrambled letter tiles which they drag and drop onto the word. So it’s better for letter recognition than a child learning how to sound out syllables and improve their spelling. Also, the illustrations are extremely plain and oftentimes confusing. For example, the word WERE is illustrated by a watch, a plus symbol, the letter “S”, and an arrow. We had no idea what this meant. There were quite a few images that were very awkward and caused my students to get hung up on the indecipherable art or the strangeness of the art, like a soldier removing a giant snail from a cookie jar for the word TAKE. This would be fine as a free app to use once or twice with a pre-schooler interested in playing with letters, but we didn’t find it worth the $10 price at all, and regret the purchase.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. Most early reading apps focus on simple words that are easy to picture: words like "ball", "cat", and "dog".
First Sight Words focuses on core vocabulary: over 300 of the words that are most commonly spoke. These words are essential to our thinking and learning, but they can often be abstract and very difficult to capture with an image. How do you draw a picture of "how"? What's a good picture of "the", "any", "from", or "why"?
First Sight Words uses licensed Minspeak icons for all of its images. These same images are used in some of the most advanced and widely adopted assistive communication systems in the world. At first glance it isn't always obvious how the pictures relate to the words, but they do relate. Most importantly they are effective.
We're sorry that you're unhappy with First Sight Words. We'd encourage you to give it a second chance with your child or children. If you still don't like you, can request a refund from the App Store. If you'd like to contact Learning Touch directly, we'd be happy to give you a promotional code for a free copy of one of our other apps that has simpler, more easily pictured words.
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- Learning Touch LLC
- 74.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.2 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.2 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.2 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.