This app is amazing my daughter is only 5 and we started this in 9/19 and now 1/20 she is already reading at a second grade level!... This app is amazing!... but I can say that parents must sit with their kids so you can pick up on their strength and weakness.
It does freeze from time to time, but just restarting the game works. My child has come a long way on his reading.
We love the app but as a mother and a teacher I think on some of the activities like when it comes to selecting rhyming words or spelling a word if a child realizes they accidentally clicked the wrong letter or picture or accidentally put the letter in the wrong spot they should be able to correct it instead of it permanently staying there until you just purposely finish the spelling the word wrong or clicking the another picture for it to restart. Also having the capital Letter “Ii” being shown in two different ways (the one you typically see on a ABC line and the version that looks likes lowercase “Ll”) confuses the child especially when they are matching uppercase and lowercase letters like on the train game and they are thinking they are seeing two “Ll”. You show them the word/letter one way in a game and in a different way in a later game. Also cutting the /uh/ sounds off on the quick sounds and when deciding and blending the words holding the non-quick sounds out longer than .5 sec so they can hear the word. Also adding test for sight words, rhyming, ABCs, sounds like how there are road test for math seeds and the different topics would be really cool or just adding a section for sight words for them to keep practicing would be amazing. Other than those minor issues we love the game.
As a parent, two things really matter: 1. Will my child learn, rapidly 2. Will they be engaged and want to use the app To both questions, the answer is a resounding YES! Two weeks after my pre-schooler was ‘woefully behind in reading’, he’s ahead of his class at school. The app is better on tablet. Programmers should make some tweaks to make it easier to enter password and such. However, why are you looking for a teaching app? To help your kid to learn— and this app does that exceptionally.
Within a month My five year old son is reading and sounding out words and is happy to learn He even repeats an lesson to get better results I absolutely love the application Worth every penny
This is a wonderful learning app!
My daughter has only been using this app for three weeks and her Leslie Level has already increased to almost 50. It isn’t something that you should only have them do independently, because parent support is important for encouraging perseverance within the more difficult tasks, but many of the activities are ones that are ones that she can do independently. The platform is user friendly and progresses well for developing reading fluency. Would highly recommend as both a teacher, Curriculum Specialist, and a mom of two.
I can not use this any longer. I sat with my son and noticed the math seeds lesson 104 was teaching measurement. It was in meters. We live in the US and we use inches and feet. The reading had words that we do not use here in us or use a completely different word for an object. Such as they showed a picture of a baby bed. Here in US we call it a crib. They wanted him to choose the word cot. I struggled at first thinking what are they teaching. I started with chat. She had no clue what to do she said it would be fixed by today. I checked it’s NOT fixed. I then sent a chat question. It was ignored. 7 hours latter I sent a question asking why I was being ignored. Finally someone asked what was wrong. I explained my situation. I downloaded it from the App Store on my iPad. I have always lived in the US. He was clueless as well. Said he would send a mail to the editor. I called support got an answering machine left message and no one has called back. I’m no longer going to pay the 9.99 till it is fixed.
Ive been using all about reading/all about spelling and i be able to use this alongside to supplement in some area that need more work or practice. I really like their worksheet too. Learning new word strategy is really awesome. This is perfect for either homeschooling or just supplementing at home. Love this sooo much.
Need help to hear it just start to cut out