Build confidence in reading and pronouncing English words with super space spies Sam and Pam! This interactive storybook app offers eight stories and each story focusses on a different set of sounds. This app is designed to develop the reading skills of young learners (6-8 year-olds).
Eight stories follow space spies Sam and Pam as they visit Earth and start to learn English. Each story is specially written to bring focus to English sounds. These phonics are repeated throughout the story, allowing learners to review and understand the relationship between sounds and letters.
UK PHONICS PROGRAMME LETTERS AND SOUNDS
LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories follows UK phonics programme Letters and Sounds. Phonics sounds are grouped together logically with the simplest sounds covered first. Complexity is developed naturally with phonics sets getting progressively more difficult with each story.
LEARN NEW WORDS
The app also has a strong emphasis on learning vocabulary. Fun interactive flaps help young learners’ comprehension by revealing new developments that occur in the text. Each story also comes with its own game and set of picture cards to help further reinforce the learning of new words.
READ ALOUD TOGETHER AND ALONE
As the audio track plays, words light up to support listening and reading. Encouraging children to read along with the audio helps build their reading confidence further. When learners are more confident, turn off narration and allow them to read out loud on their own.
ELIGIBLE FOR iTUNES EDUCATIONAL DISCOUNT
This paid app is eligible for a 50% discount under the iTunes School Volume
Purchasing Program which is available in the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Check with your school’s ICT coordinator to learn how to set this up.
A detailed teachers’ guide goes through the sounds covered in the stories and gives tips for using the stories in the classroom.