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Ratings and Reviews
A Gem of an App
I downloaded this for my 5-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son, both of whom are in a Montessori program. My daughter loves the sandpaper letter "tracing", which is much more difficult on an iPad than in real life, so it keeps her interested. Even the sound/letter recognition, which she knows backwards and forward, keeps her engaged because she's on the iPad. For the most part, it's a bit junior for her, though. She's ready for the "next level", which I hope will come out soon. You know...WORDS not just sounds. (The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I thought it should go one more level to create 2- or 3-letter words, at least.) The 2-year-old has been introduced to the sandpapaer letters in school, but he doesn't have the manual dexterity required to be succesful at in on the iPad. Within the next couple of months, though, this will be great for him. I definitely recommend this whether or not your child is in a Montessori program.
There are no visable instructions here. Did I miss something? How does a child use this?
Worthy of the name of Montessori
We have been using iPad apps for letters and phonics for a while now. In my opinion, even when they hold my girl's attention, they are too distracting; the focus is not on the letters or their sounds, but rather on the pictures and sounds related to the pictures (animal sounds, object sounds, etc. rather than letter sounds), in addition to the "game" itself. In the end, I found my girl did not remember anything except for the bells and whistles. This application is exceptional in its simplicity and its quiet focus on the letters and sounds. I think we underestimate our children's interest in learning itself. We think we have to have heavy stimulation for them to stay focused, but I think that is not the case. The calm low voice and the pleasant colors help continue without getting overexcited and simply just touching random buttons. Plus, my girl especially liked the way she can record her voice and hear herself say the letter or sound.
- Higher Ground Education Inc
- 41.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Higher Ground Education Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.