Sounds will now play on devices with the mute switch in silent mode.
Ratings and Reviews
Sort of useless above K
We love this program and I have used it to teach both of my kids good reasoning skills. However, this aap does not reflect the program. The program is awesome and comprehensive. This aap is good for those learning from a non-native speaking place or those who don't get to work a lot one-on-one with their kids in making the sounds. The multiple sounds repeated often are quite confusing for a little one. Just as a thought, maybe you could check a level? And as you move from level 1 to 2, or say 3 to 4, the new learned sounds are then all audible.
Additionally, I searched in multiple ways for the movable tile aap, and it seems to be gone. I completely agree that without the tiles being movable, there isn't much of a point to the aap.
Trying to be empathetic, I imagine part of the challenge could be because multiple sounds are for each letter. What an opportunity for the student to show how they know how to choose the sound! Again, if the sounds were available by level, when they pick a tile for a sound, and then put it into the word, they could be prompted to choose which sound it is! This is a help for both spelling and reading!
I gave this 4 stars instead of 1 because the program is great, and the developer has been so, so responsive to comments. But the aap on its own without those factors is a one star to me. I know in the future you'll make it a 4 or 5 like your program!!
Developer Response ,
Hi Kimes homeschooling! So glad you have enjoyed our program!
For an app that just has the first sound for each letter, check out our Letter Sounds A to Z app instead: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/letter-sounds-app/ This one is used for the Pre-reading program but can also be helpful in Level 1 before your child starts learning the multiple sounds.
The apps are supplemental to the program and are just a way for students to review sounds—they are definitely not meant to replace the reading or spelling programs in any way!
We do have the Letter Tiles app as well—here’s a link for you: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/letter-tiles-app/
This one is only available for tablets, so if you were trying to find it in the store on your phone, that’s why it didn’t show up. The Letter Tiles app can be used in place of the physical letter tiles, or in addition to them for days you want to take spelling or reading on the go.
Thanks for your interest and for taking the time to review our app!
Awesome supplement for All About Spelling!!!
This app is meant to be a supplement to help a teacher/parent learn the phonetic sounds in order to teach them properly to their students/children. While it would be possible for the child to use it as a review of sounds, it isn't intended as a game or as a stand alone spelling instruction. (I try to move my children away from screen time as much as possible, so that they will know how to learn through mediums, not just entertainment.) It complements All About Spelling, which is a wonderful, student and teacher friendly course that teaches spelling based on phonograms and rules vs. memorizing long lists of unrelated words. As a homeschool mom, I found it much simpler to implement than other curricula with similar approaches. As for it not containing a few of the phonograms, I feel that the approach and instruction (of the AAS program, not app) is so thorough and clear, that adding in the missing phonograms would be of no consequence. Highly Recommended!
This app is wonderful for use during the All About Reading and Spelling programs. I'm so glad I can use it to be sure that I'm saying things correctly. However, it would be so great if there could be a small interactive game app that the kids could use to assist them in learning these phonograms correctly!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your suggestion!
- All About Learning Press, Inc.
- 8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 All About Learning Press, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.