Welcome to this new series! Thanks for coming over! :) I am very excited about sharing some really great apps with you! I will include free and paid apps in every post. Let's get started!
I actually got this app a few months ago when it was offered for free. If I didn't have it, I would be willing to pay for this app because it is GREAT for vocabulary development! It is HIGHLY engaging because it includes the cutest little monsters and great sound effects.
You start by choosing a word from the list. The list is updated periodically by the developers to include more words.
After you choose, you build the word using the provided letters and template. The letters make the FUNNIEST sounds as you drag them to their positions.
After the word is built, there is a little celebration...
...and a funny little clip that explains what the word means, followed by a kid-friendly definition.
I have used this as a free time kind of game for my first graders. I also use it with my 3-year-old at home (and on occasion by myself, because I am also entertained by it....).
Sight Words by Photo Touch
We use this app in Daily 5 for Word Work. I like that you can customize the settings for your students.
The app reads a word and the student must touch the matching one.
As the students correctly match more and more words, it will add another word to the mix.
Very simple sight word practice. And it's freeeee.
Now, on to an app for the littles!
Elmo Loves ABCs
(Lite version available for free)
This is a fantastic app for beginners for teaching all about letters (even the lite version is really good).
For each letter, there are several activities:
Trace the letters
Watch Sesame Street clips about animals or objects that begin with the letter
Hidden picture game
The lite (free) version will obviously not have as much as the full app, but it does have several letters and features available that your child will still enjoy.
And there you have it until the next post! :)