For parents with kids who are learning to read and are on the search for tools that can help here's an app that might be able to do just that for you. The Hear2Read app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and teaches kids about sounds and letters using phonics. Through the lessons taught in the app kids will learn how to write and speak words with confidence, something that will obviously help them with their school studies. The app can be used by parents, teachers, and even therapists looking for a learning tool.
The Hear2Read app has been developed for kids ages four and older and is meant to be used by parents, teachers, and therapists who are searching for an engaging tool that helps kids with learning how to read and speak. The app features seven different levels that combine 356 words in total to practice. Each of these words also comes with an image. Through the use of phonics kids will be able to get a strong and confident handling on sounds and letters. Even if they aren’t in school yet it’s never too early to start learning and placing the building blocks in order.
This app requires iOS 6.0 or later to use and currently has a very impressive user rating of 4.5 out of five stars. In its most recent update there was a fix made to the display screen for those using the app on the iPad.
Helping kids learn to read
How the App Works
The beauty about phonics is that it uses a predictable and logical relationship that kids will start to recognize and be able to start using on their own to figure out the words. The Hear2Read app bases its approach on studies that have shown an auditory approach to training often has better results where reading is concerned. Not to worry the app isn't dull for kids, it's age-appropriate so that it will capture their attention. It's all about building the child's confidence so they learn to read and also enjoy reading, which is something they will carry with them through life.
Each of the seven levels focuses on a different area. These levels are compound words, two syllable words, omitting the initial phoneme from the word, omitting the last phoneme from the word, substituting the first or final phoneme, and two sections that deals with consonant blends. There are also a couple of games just to add a bit more interest and fun to the app.
The Hear2Read app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and has been created for those kids ready to start reading. This one is easy to follow and features a clean and kid-friendly user interface.