Friday, April 26, 2013
Kids ABC Phonics (best free educational Android apps for kids)
Kids ABC Phonics lacks the charisma of similar apps, but it presents four simple games for preschoolers and is one of the most popular Android education apps. In the games, children pop letter bubbles, make words using puzzle pieces, learn letter sounds through flash cards, and build letter blocks by matching pictures to letters.
There is also a lite free version which I recommend trying before buying the full as it shows exactly what the paid version is like, limited only by number of letters featured.
FREE Lite Version $1.99 Full Version
FREE Lite Version $2.99 Full Version
This app is now optimized for both phones and tablets.
Tip: Try our Kids ABC Phonics FREE first. If you like it (and you will love it), then get this paid version - it doesn't stop at the letter H and offers a child lock.
★★★ Preceded by: ★★★
Kids ABC Letters and followed by Kids Learn to Read.
Kids ABC Phonics is the second app in our Reading Curriculum Series.
★★★ A few housekeeping notes: ★★★
✰ Problems when attempting to download?
This is a known issue of the Android Market. Scroll to the bottom of this description for some Google-recommended solutions that work.
✰ Have Suggestions or Issues?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll get a prompt response.
★★★ Intended for: ★★★
Kids ages 2-7 (Yes, parents tell us even two-year-olds are using it!)
★★★ "I couldn't get my phone back!" ★★★
This delightful game invites preschool-aged children to listen and learn the ABCs in ways that enchant them.
★★★ What will my children learn? ★★★
With Kids ABC Phonics, your kids will learn the alphabet letter sounds – guaranteed!
★★★ What won't my children learn? ★★★
Kids ABC Phonics teaches letter sounds and the basics of blending, but does not teach the next step, which is fluency in actual reading. Developing reading skills is a separate educational goal, which is covered in a separate game, called Kids Learn to Read, which was featured at the Google I/O on May 11th. Including in-depth reading skills in Kids ABC Phonics would detract from the focus of this game and make it too complex to invite and delight children.
★★★ What activities are included in this game? ★★★
The game has four wonderfully child-friendly sections.
➊ Learn Letter Sounds. Kids hold and turn a picture-filled letter block and hear the ABC phonics being pronounced.
➋ Build Letter Blocks. Children have fun building phonics recognition skills by making their own ABC blocks.
➌ Pop Letter Bubbles. Kids love to pop bubbles. But don't be fooled. By the time children are done with this game, they will know what letter goes with which sound by heart.
➍ Make words. While putting puzzles together, kids learn the basics of phonics blending. These skills will be further exercised and expanded in the upcoming Kids Reading game.
Every section is designed so children enjoy success time after time and receive positive reinforcement from the likable lady teacher. So they want to keep learning.
★★★ Hey, how did you take the top spots in the Education section? ★★★
♡ Our games are laser focused. For example, the letters game doesn't teach phonics, and the phonics game doesn't teach reading. We keep the games clean and focused but magically inviting and nourishing.
♡ Our games don’t feature fun at the expense of education – or education at the expense of fun. We also know games that are too complicated don’t involve and delight kids.
We love to hear from parents – and from children, too. To tell us how we made a difference in your child's education or your sanity level, please rate our app and post a comment.
★★★ Download issues? ★★★
Here are some Google-recommended solutions for this known Android Market issue:
✰ Make sure your phone is logged into Google Talk. Redownload the app.
IF STILL UNSUCCESSFUL:
✰ Restart your phone. Make sure there is connectivity. Redownload the app.
IF STILL UNSUCCESSFUL:
✰ Choose "Clear Data" (in Settings/Manage Applications/Running/Market). Redownload the app.
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