Educational Sight Words App
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ParrotFish Sight Words
“This is the best site words game I have bought for my 4 year old son so far. Instructions are so easy to follow. And so many games to play.”
Teaches high frequency Sight Words from the Fry, Dolch or Magic 200 word lists, a total of over 300 words. Kids play through 6 games over 22 stages to complete the course. There is an interactive word list for each stage for checking progress. Many schools expect students to know all of these words by the end of the 3rd year of school, however, it is quite possible to have mastered them by the end of the first year of school. Good readers will do this easily.
To start with there are 6 words per level, progressing to 12 words per level as skill and confidence build. A reward screen shows progress. Parent controls allow unlock of all levels and to reset progress. The games each emphasise different skills which improve:
- Auditory memory
- Auditory discrimination
- Visual memory
- Visual discrimination
- Fine motor coordination
- Following directions
- Concentration span
- Left right progression
ParrotFish Phonics Games for Kindergarten
a complete beginning phonics program for Kindergarten.
Designed for beginning readers, each of the 6 games emphasise different reading skills. Kids learn to read, hear, write and remember the single sounds and then use them to blend the letters to read words, hear the sounds in them and then spell them.
This program will align with the order and methods taught in many schools, with progress tracking and progression with mastery (option).
It is ideal for early readers, beginning readers, pre-schoolers, kindergarten kids, and those having difficulty with reading. It is a companion to our Parrotfish Sight Words App as both sets of skills should be taught at the same time.
- Learn a sound per day
- Find the missing sound
- Hear sounds in words
- Write letters properly
- Blend sounds to form words
- Learn consonant blends
Ready to Read
Parrotfish beginning to read
This is the App before the Sight Words and Learn to Read with Phonics App.
Although many parents are getting excited that their young children are learning to read a few sight words and know a few sounds there are skills that come first that will make getting it with reading that much easier. These skills are pretty universal so Maths will also benefit.
We are looking at:
- Building a good Memory – counting, alphabet,
- Visual Discrimination – what’s missing, what’s different
- Auditory Discrimination – what sound is at the beginning, what is at the end?
- Speech – construct sentences
- Language – shapes, colours, vocabulary
- Fine and gross motor skills – tracing, copying
- Know that reading goes left to right – tracking
- Know that words are made of letters
These skills can be taught by playing games like these in this App:
- Recognise and read a few words
- Match shapes to pictures
- Count to 30
- Recite the alphabet
- Recognise and write their own name
- Find pictures of words that start with the same sound
- Know common shapes and colours
We believe in education, that it should be fun and engaging, that it should be at the child's level and give immediate feedback. We think that basic skills should be taught early and efficiently so that they can then go out and explore the world, get new learning, be creative and engaged with life. This will all be so much easier if they are literate and numerate from an early age. We believe that if they are taught properly then there is no reason to fail - all children will progress at their own pace but they will learn by being exposed to a wide variety of strategies which they can call on. Children want to learn, we need to give success and the opportunity to learn in a way that is right for them.
We are a small team formed from three different specialities – internet marketing, programming and education – and have bought our first app together in what was supposed to be our spare time. It ended up being a lot more encompassing and time consuming than any of us expected, however, we hope that even while learning something as “boring” as