I don't know about other 5-year old kids but my daughter loves reading. She even has this quirk of turning on the bedside lamp and pretends she can actually read a book on her own. Of course, she has learned to memorize the story that it looks like she really knows how to read it. Hihi. Adorbs! Don't get me wrong, I do teach her to read but I also know that it must be according to her pace. I always believe that she will learn best if she is ready for it. And is having fun while leaning, too! So to teach her to read and have fun at the same time, I downloaded some reading apps from Google Play Store.
I like how it gradually aims to teach techie kids how to read 3- to 4-letter words. It has the walking stick, running shoes and skateboard that represent reading level stages. It shows pictures of the words that help the kids on determining the correct missing letter. It has a 4.1 rating so I guess a lot of moms like me trust it in teaching their children to read.
Preschool Rhymes Reading Games
A day won't end without my girl talking to me in rhyming words. She'll be like "mop, hop. Nanay, it rhymes!" So I searched for something that could further enhance her rhyming skills and found this 4.1-rated app. I agree with most of the installers that it's very simple to use. The voice over's speaking voice is clear, too that it's easy for a kid to understand.
This app has the highest rank among all the educational apps I downloaded for my daughter. I like that the illustrations are colorful and intricately designed. It said that the activities in this game are based on some Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. So if it's made for American students, I definitely believe that Filipinos can easily do it as well.
There you go, these are my preschooler's current reading apps. I'm not sure if it's also available on iTunes but good news to my fellow Android users ― it's free! There are in-app purchases, though but I guess the free version is good enough.
How about you, what are your kids' favorite educational apps? Care to share, mommies? ♥