A new app from the Award-Winning Reader Bee series comes Reader Bee Runaway, an app for emerging readers designed to help them split off the first sound in words, and match that sound to a letter. It’s a new and fun way for children to learn and practice phonics for all 26 alphabet letters. Children catch a toy marching along a path, and drag it to a matching letter, or “give it to the rabbit” if it doesn’t match. There are 260 toys, ten for each letter, so there is plenty of variety. When children have completed a “daisy” set of letters, they win a prize ribbon with an animal ranging from tiny (ant – beginner) to large (eagle – mastery). The animal ribbons are an elegantly simple assessment that motivates children to keep playing until they reach mastery for all letters.
Children who need practice in recognizing alphabet letters and hearing individual sounds in words can get ready for Runaway by playing: Reader Bee and the Story Tree, a Parent’s Choice Gold award winner.