Click a letter and hear the most common sound of that letter! This app features clear enunciation of the sounds of the 26 alphabet letters. Designed for use with the All About Reading Pre-reading curriculum.
(Note: This app contains just the FIRST sound of the letters. Additional sounds are taught on our Phonogram Sounds app.)
This app is part of the All About Reading Pre-reading program. This multisensory, curriculumteaches the five essential pre-reading skills. Our lightly scripted “open and go” lesson plans and engaging activities make this curriculum a favorite of homeschool families everywhere. Suitable for all learning styles!
Sounds will now play on devices with the mute switch in silent mode.
Ratings and Reviews
We are on AAR Level 1 and I appreciate this simpler option. It is helpful to only have the most common sounds for my Level 1 learner. We also use the tiles on a white board, and I wondered why the vowels aren’t red on the app to match the tiles.
Developer Response ,
Hi Courtney, thanks for your feedback! This app was mainly developed for our Pre-reading program when the tiles have not yet been introduced. We wanted to keep things simpler for little ones! As you mentioned though, it can be helpful as you work through the beginning lessons of AAR 1. I'll pass on your suggestion about making the vowels red--that's a good idea!
Some sounds incorrect
There are two sounds that need to be corrected. The r sounds like /er/ instead of /r/ and the l sounds like /ul/. Please fix this so the app is useful and not teaching the kids the wrong sounds. This applies to the other app as well.
Developer Response ,
We appreciate your feedback! The The /r/ and /l/ sounds are especially difficult to capture on audio without a vowel sound before or after them. (The /er/ and /ul/ sounds are heard when these letters are at the ends of words, as in tire and file.) We recorded these sounds at least 100 times – no exaggeration! The professional voice talent very patiently tried different tones and lengths of the sound. When the sound was chopped off sooner, it was unintelligible. These are sounds that are more easily taught “live” in person. We recommend that parents use the sounds app as a tool to learn the sounds, and then work with their children to ensure that the child is saying the sounds correctly. If the child is using the app, you may want to demonstrate the /r/ and /l/ sound in person, and talk about how it changes slightly depending on whether it’s at the beginning or ending of a word.
Our Letter Sounds A - Z app is designed to complement our All About Reading curriculum rather than being a standalone app. If you would like to learn more please visit https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading/
G sounds like D 😒
This app is great except the sound for the letter G comes out as the “duh” sound as in letter D. My son had a chuckle and said “This guy needs to learn his letter sounds more than me”. It’s free so no loss for us but still...
- All About Learning Press, Inc.
- 5.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 All About Learning Press, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.