Thursday, 23 August 2012

PopALetter


$0.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 08 August 2012
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 22.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Seller: Philippa Riddell
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description

WiseCats is a developer that offers a wide range of Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Literary Apps and Videos for Kids.

Pop A Letter from WiseCats: Learning made so SIMPLE, it can’t be anything but FUN!

Popping the letters appeals to any age, interest or ability – you may even find yourself having a go.

They won’t even realise they’re learning their ABCs as it is so much fun


Phonic Head Start
Give your child a head start on learning to read. By learning to quickly identify their letter sounds, they are ready to start putting the letter sounds together when reading words.




Popping letters
Letters appear on screen, inside fun shapes. Some are the ‘right’ letter; some are not. Touch a ‘right’ letter and its shape pops.






Fun ‘I’ve finished’ Screens
At the end of each run through children are given a variety of random ‘play’ screens featuring WiseCats’ cats in space, on mountains etc. These screens are ‘just for fun’ screens that the kids love hitting and seeing ‘what happens’.



Hand Signs or Letters
In addition to learning their letter shapes both American Sign Language (ASL), and British Sign Language (BSL), hand signs are available to help with ‘finger spelling’ for kinetic learners.





Easy Parental Setup

To kids it’s a simple game - hit something, and something fun happens.
For adults it’s a whole alphabet learning environment that they can set up to suit their child. These settings are then automatically saved for the next time the child plays the game.

To keep little hands out, parents have to answer a simple question to get into the settings screen. Parents can then set up:

* Number of Letters to choose between – from 2 – 5 letters/hand signs at a time.
* Which letter groups to test/learn – ten different letter groups to choose from.
* Speed that Pop A Letter shapes appear on screen.
* Size of Pop A Letter shapes
* Background music off/on
* Choice of how letters are presented – as Letters or Handsigns (ASL/ BSL)
* Choice of accent that says the letter sounds: American, British, New Zealand
  • AppAble's Opinion:

    This is a great app and I feel that it would be a wonderful addition to your iPad, for teaching your child phonics.  A lot of thought as gone into the design and options to make it work for our children.
    * Page not too busy, so your child will not be easily distracted.
    * I like the speed option, so it can be slower for our children that need extra time.
    * The option of how many different letters appears on the screen is great
    * Simple music
    * The phonics is great as this helps our children decode words, either American, British, or New Zealand accent
    * Handsigns are a wonderful addition for those parent using ‘finger spelling’ for kinetic learners.


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2 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing app for learning the alphabet

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