Review & Giveaway
(by Admin Christie)
I am the mother of a preschooler who is familiar of all her letters and sounds. In fact, she has decided to be a teacher like me as she is currently teaching the letters and sounds to her baby sister. In Deedil’s app, Letters Flash Cards ABC, each letter of the alphabet is written with its uppercase and lowercase letters as well as a picture of an object starting with that letter. The developer has also added the spelling of the picture. The letter and then word are verbally pronounced.
My preschooler is practicing her tracing skills, as well as how to write her numbers and letters. So this app can help any child learning their letters as well as words that begin with each letter. It’s always nice to have these in digital form rather than in workbook style where teachers/parents continuously have to make new copies for practicing. My preschooler found it much easier to trace the letters with the help of a stylus, but one is not necessary to successfully trace and write.
The activity pages provide the learner to write both uppercase and lowercase letters. The user can choose from five different colored crayons to write with. There are also matching pages to match a letter to a word starting with that same letter. And there is a page of handwriting paper to practice letters without tracing. One can Share, Print, or Save the work on the Activity pages.
As a teacher, I would recommend the developer make an extra few pages for practicing tracing uppercase and lowercase letters separately. Some teachers/parents choose to teach the uppercase at a separate time from the lowercase. So mixing them together is fine, but I would just add a couple of extra activity pages to specifically designate to the uppercase and lowercase letters in case they are not taught at the same time – or if a child needs specific practice on one or the other.
The Letters Flash Cards ABC education app helps your PreK and K children and students learn their letters through visual, written and audio queues from A to Z. Features in-app activity pages to trace letters as well as the ability to print out. The flash cards include uppercase and lowercase letters following correct font from schools. It also features narration and tap repeat or tap for pronunciation only.
These skill drill letters A through Z flash cards are perfect for letter recognition and alphabet skills … skill building and test prep!
– Narration or Read to me: Follow along with proper pronunciation of the ABCs as well as visually see the letter and correlating image such as A fort apple. Tap again to repeat pronunciation.
– Tap or I’ll read: For more advanced children, this allows them to read to themselves or out loud as well as tap the page for audio queues to reinforce the learning process!
– Coloring Activity Pages: Get interactive with your learning with in-app coloring activity pages for tracing letters within the app! Also use these activities to test the child’s progress.
– Printable Activity Pages: Print out the activity pages to help trace letters for even more hands-on learning!
Updated: March 13, 2013
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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