Endless Alphabet is a wonderful app a friend introduced to me. Back around New Year’s I was visiting a friend who put me on to this amazing suite of apps centered around children’s reading and phonics. I picked up the apps a short while later. Now that my little guy has had some time to play with them I have got to tell you they are A MA ZING.
You can buy each app individually but you’ll save a few bucks by buying the set which was about fifty dollars when I picked it up. I’ll tell you right now, I DON’T lay out fifty bucks for anything like this. This was the most I ever spent on apps before. But I saw them in action and had to have them for my son.
If you want to see them in action there are preview videos on the iTunes store with each or you can check out videos like this on YouTube.
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Some of the videos are a bit long and just show the WHOLE app in action which kind of kills the usage of the app. It’s nice that we can see it but the strength in the apps is that kids interact with the letters numbers and words. They touch letters at their own pace, solve problems, and figure out the apps usage on their own. It’s not about just showing them some videos it’s about real interaction and a bit of problem solving.
Kids touch letters to spell out words. As they touch each letter the sound is phonetically sounded out in a funny voice. When the words are spelled out the monsters come alive to perform the word being shown.
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Surprisingly, some words that seem rather long or challenging for kids like “cooperate” are actually pretty easy for them to complete at say.
The music is cute, the animations are amazing, the word choices are generally really good and the language and sound design work really nicely. My son LOVES playing with this and one thing I really love is the extra language you’ll find in the app. For example when a letter isn’t ready to be placed the voice comes on saying “Not yet!” It would be just as easy for the app developers to not have any sound in there or just a buzzer or sound effect but those little touches are the sort of extra bits that help kids learn more phrases more quickly.
Each of these apps has its own strengths and I’m sure you and your kids or students will love it as much as mine do.
I’ve linked to the iTunes pages above and to the company that produces the apps here: Originator
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