Wiggly Words: Phonics for kids 4+
Learn to read, Learn to spell
Do you agree kids learn better if learning activity is joyful? A pleasant activity where students feel happy and comfortable helps to lower feelings of stress and increase positive attitudes about learning. Teach your kids phonics with this app with fun and interactive letters in an open ended environment.
Phonological awareness is a critical skill for a child learning to read. A solid understanding of phonemes and sound blends allows a child to decode any word and paves the way to effortless reading and spelling.
This app focuses on phonics based words and helps to learn and practice basic rules of how phonemes and blending sounds work. It comes with 700+ words smartly categorized in 30 word sets. The app focuses on changing one letter or letter group at a time thus emphasizing previously learned phonemes and introducing new phonemes little by little. What more? Kids can choose which letters to replace so they feel engaged and you have a different set of words every time you play.
Animated letters fall on the screen to form a word and fall asleep. To hear the sound they make you have to wake each letter up. Once all the letters are awake the word is read out aloud. To get a new word, you have to touch any wiggly letter which then falls off the screen and a new letter comes in forming a new word.
You can spell the word by dragging letters on to the line. As you touch each letter it will say the letter sound to help you with the spelling. As you build the word, the letters will tell you if the spelling is right or wrong with cute animations.
As mentioned previously, in both modes, one letter or word part is replaced at a time to help children learn new word building upon their understanding of the previous words thus reinforcing their understanding of phonics.
Hope you will have fun learning with this app! Please share your experience with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are eager to hear your thoughts/suggestions to make this app more meaningful. If you like the app, please rate us on app store and leave us a good review. A positive feedback is very encouraging and helpful to us.
* 200+ New words - covering vowel teams like aw, au, ai, ay, ea, ee, ow, oa, ou, oi and oy
* UI Changes - selecting mode (read vs spell) and the word group to work on is now available on home screen
* Ability to control background music
Ratings and Reviews
Best reading app you've never heard of
My toddler loves letters and is in love with this app. Its approach is much better than that of other big name apps like endless reader. It shows the letters and names the sounds but then lets the child figure out how to put them in order. So worth the price!
Fun and engaging for teaching phonics and word work
Wow! This is an amazing little app for learning about how words work. You choose the level including CVC word, long vowels, digraph so and blends. A word appears on the screen and the letters "fall asleep". Touching the letters wakes them up and they say their sounds and then the word. Tap on any letter to get a different letter and a new word. This will really keep my students interested as it is very playful. But they will also get plenty of practice in an important aspect of reading. Highly recommend.
Very great app . My kids love this and very educational and keeps them occupied. I will definitely recommend my friends to download this app . Great job.
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- Preeti Kancharla
- 49.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © 2015 Preeti Kancharla
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.