Since it’s confession week, here’s another one. My new solution to sneaking in some writing time — educationa apps. I can get an article started, or a blog post written, or dinner made and JJ can do something educational on the iPad. I’m allowing JJ to do reading apps since that’s an important skill she’s learning now.
The only minus is sometimes my husband thinks the iPad is for his business. Weird, I don’t know where he got that idea.
I really like this reading app and so does JJ. Each page shows the sentence and a black and white drawing. Then, the child must spell the individual word, when she clicks on the letter, the letter and sound are said. Then, when the word is spelled, the letters, sounds and word are all said again and the objects gets colored in. If you spell all the words, the whole page gets color. Great for beginning readers!
Learning Touch will be placing all reading app editions (Deluxe, Animals, Vehicles, At Home, German, French, Spanish and Japanese) of First Words on sale for only $.99 cents for 24-hours on Wednesday, May 4th. BUY First Words on iTunes for $.99.
I like the progression from beginning letters to beginning words and all the different learning activities such as “see and find” and “jigsaw words.” When you play the writing words, you can pick what word family you want to work on which is great for reading.
Giveaway: Lots of winners today – Learning Touch is giving away FirstWords: Animals, FirstWords: At Home, and FirstWords: Vehicles! Comment below to win one of these apps by May 6, 2011.
Don’t forget to shop the Learning Touch $.99 sale on all the FirstWord apps May 4, 2011 only!
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