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Abby - Animals Phonics Island Adventure

Abby - Animals Phonics Island Adventure

Spring 2012 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Contributions From: Bohumil Vosicky
Contributions From: Kristyna Vosicka
Developer: Jana Vosicka
Developer: Lucie Vosicka
Developer: 22learn, LLC
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad
Review:
Abby the Monkey's plane gets caught in a rainstorm and has to lands on an island. As luck would have it, it's an island loaded with phonics lessons. Abby's Verbal instructions set the scene for preschoolers to learn which letters make which sounds. Simple Activities (match letter to sound, chose the picture of animal whose name makes a certain sound to the train) introduce phonics, as well as reinforce the names of animals and birds. Although a scorpion may be a stretch for a preschooler to recognize (I thought it was a lobster) and the types of birds may be too specific (stork, swan) to identify, a little help from guiding adults, gave an added lesson in different species. The pacing is gentle, and users get stickers for correctly completing tasks.
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22learn, LLC
http://www.22learn.com
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