The Word Monsters: Learn to Read by Mindconnex Learning Ltd. is a fun education-based series that combines interactive features with innovative ones.
This iPad app features decodable readers that will keep kids challenged and building their reading skills in an engaging way. The program is made up of interactive stories with phonics-based instruction. Each of the books includes three activities that are meant to build their reading skills. The app was actually designed by professionals in the industry and was created for both school and home use.
You'll find that the books align perfectly with the US Common Core State Standards, so you know you're getting top quality.
All of the books offer vivid and fun visuals that center on five crazy and fun monster characters. Each of the monsters has their own ability. Features include the ability to sound out or decode words simply by touching them, a professional sounding voiceover that features text highlighting, and the character speech also features speech bubbles. The screen has plenty of interactive features to keep the kids entertained.
Kids can choose to Read to Me or Read on Your Own as they work on their reading, vocabulary, and phonics understanding. The app also features print activities and teaching notes that can be accessed for free from the website.
The Word Monsters: Learn to Read was updated on Mar. 25, 2013 and currently has 11 customer ratings with an average rating of three and a half out of five stars.
Finding a learning activity that works well with your child can be a challenge. I found this one to be quite solid, easy to use, and the monsters that were used created an element of fun rather than purely focused on learning.
For: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6.0 or later