Smart Apps For Android: Montessori Words & Phonics on Android (best Android apps for kids - has excellent trial version)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Montessori Words & Phonics on Android (best Android apps for kids - has excellent trial version)


Montessori Words & Phonics is the Android version of one of the best iPad/iPhone apps - Word Wizard Talking Movable Alphabet. The iOS version is one of our Top Picks, with Heather noting "It's not an app that most children are going to run back to on their own, but the depth of settings and tremendous attention to detail make it a very strong choice for work on phonics development.

The app helps kids work on reading and phonics with 320 words with image/audio clues that must be spelled. The free trial version is a must download to try the app.
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   FREE Lite Version                $2.99 Full Version
Available on Amazon Appstore     Available on Amazon Appstore

   FREE Lite Version                $2.99 Full Version
Get it on Google Play     Get it on Google Play


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Based on the proven Montessori learning method, Montessori Words helps kids develop their reading, writing and spelling skills by building words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled Movable Alphabet.

➜The iPad/iPhone version was mentioned in the New York Times, Wired's GeekDad, and was awarded "Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design" by Children Technology Review.

Montessori Words helps kids learn and understand two fundamental concepts:
• First, the app helps kids understand that words are made up of sounds/phonics (phonemic awareness). For each word, your kids can touch the empty rectangles where letters must be dragged to complete the word, and hear the sound the corresponding letter(s) produces.
• Secondly, the app helps kids memorize the phonics associated with letters by providing a phonics-enabled alphabet where kids can touch each letter and hear the associated phonic.

Montessori Words allows you to select words according to their difficulty or sound categories.
• Level 1 displays a three-letter word with no difficulty for beginning readers (CVC words).
• Levels 2 and 3 offer more complex words that contains more complex phonics (as long vowels sounds or blends). • Alternately, your child can choose from 44 sound categories--choose words that contain a specific sound (for example, long a, “k” sound, and so on).

To create an enjoyable experience, the app also includes sounds, animations, and interactive visual effects that are displayed after a word is completed.

Choose capital, lower-case, or cursive letter display for a greater challenge.

Montessori Words also features a movable alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters.
➜ Overview:

• 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations appropriate for ages 3/4 to 8 to help kids develop their reading, writing and spelling skills.
• Uses the proven Montessori learning method (Phonemic Awareness and Phonics).
• Phonics-enabled Movable Alphabet (touch a letter to hear its sound/phonic).
• Touch letters of a displayed word to hear the phonics used in the word.
• Select words according to difficulty (3 series - from CVC words to complex words) or sound (44 categories).
• Includes 42 letter sounds/phonics.
• Choose capital, lower-case or cursive letter display.
• 21 fun and colorful interactive visual effects are displayed when a word is completed. Visual effects animate and change as they follow your child’s touch.
• Packed with animations and sounds to create a fun and enjoyable experience!
• Also included is a Movable Alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters.
• Children can play alone or with a parent. Includes instructions on how to use the game as an educational tool.

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