The first Reader, A Fat Cat, uses only 13 letters. This makes it easy for small children to start reading without delay.
The first five Readers each teach one basic vowel sound: a, e, i, o and u. Repeated often, these vowels and many consonants become completely memorable.
Within Readers 1-10, special words like I, have, to, go, for… are introduced – one or two with each Reader. Children quickly learn to read simple-sounding words wherever they see them.
Reader 9 teaches the first digraph, oo as in roof. Digraphs enable children, without further teaching, to sound out whole families of words – including many they have never seen before.
By Reader 10, children are already reading simple sentences with fluency.
There are several sounding-out options available. All speech is high-quality recording. The interface is designed for young fingers and can be used by the student alone or with a tutor.
Fantastic for struggling readers.
Love the touch option for difficult words. My daughter can practice on her own
Lovely first readers! I love the simplistic set up. You want things simple for first readers - no confusing distractions. I'm looking forward to the next set of readers. :-)
My kids use this app in school, and they also enjoy reading them at home. Lots of books and a well-designed app that they can use themselves on a tablet. Highly recommended.
I am a primary school teacher and reading tutor and these have my full recommendation. Developed by an Australian alternative school, these readers and the accompanying resources are great at helping children learn to read. The app is good because it models reading and teaches the children how to read. I wish they had them in my daughter's school!