Reading is a habit that should start at a young age. Children can be introduced to the culture of reading early enough so that they grow up loving books. Reading helps kids expand their minds & thanks to technology, kids can now embrace the culture of reading through these great applications. As parents, you can download and install apps for your child to use or they can be used online. We all know that kids love these gadgets, and this love has made it easier for them to learn the skill. By helping your child learn how to read through these devices, what you are actually doing is turning play time into a productive activity!
Homework-desk.com has found some of the top apps that can be used to help kids read:
1) Reading Raven
The app is available for use for the iOS devices. The best thing about the app apart from teaching your child how to read is that it can be customized to match the age and the ability of your child. Kids starting at age 3 can use this app. Older child can use the app to record their voice while decoding a three letter word. After that, they can trace the letters in the decoded word. This reinforces letter formation.
2) Montessori Crosswords
You can use this app to teach your kids the phonetic sounds of letters which is actually considered to be more beneficial than learning the letter names. In addition to this, the app is also designed with the ability to add cognitive component of mini-crossword puzzles and the different blends of consonants. The app can be customized for use and has a special section for parents.
3) ABC PocketPhonics
The app is available on iTunes for download and can teach your child to develop the skill of pronouncing the different letter sounds, writing and practicing the first words. Research has revealed that kids who use this app acquire these skills faster than kids in a classroom lesson. The app has even been endorsed by teachers and parents because of its efficiency.
4) Play & Sing
This is an interactive early childhood learning tool that encourages kids to read, helps them with colors, letters, animals and teaches them about the different shapes. The app helps your child trace the aforementioned items and challenge them to pick out what is next in the sequence.
This free app can help children starting from kindergarten to the second grade with all the essentials they need when it comes to learning how to read. The developers of the app designed it in such a way that kids can use the platform to develop, practice and polish their reading skills. Once installed, students can use the tool to build their comprehension by downloading books which can help them with that. Downloading books sometimes requires a fee.
6) My World Wall
This educational app is designed for budding readers and it can help your child to develop an early reading culture. With the app, kids can visualize, hear, write and vocally repeat the words and the letters they want to learn. Besides that, students can engage in educational activities courtesy of the app that are designed to help enhance the learning process.
7) SUPER WHY!
Your kids will fall in love with this app especially if they are avid fans of the PBS show SUPER WHY! The app features characters from the TV show (something the app designers wanted to capitalize on). To enhance the learning process, kids can select from a wide variety of activities that are all designed to develop an individual's reading, writing and their vocabulary skills.
Rest assured that whichever app you pick, your child will become a better reader by using it... and have fun while learning!