Monday, July 25, 2011

abc Pocket Phonics App Review

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App Name/Publisher: abcPocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words/Published by Apps in My Pocket Ltd.

Description: Phonics application that targets letter sounds for the 20 letters of the alphabet and letter diagraphs. Application demonstrates proper letter formation. Children can trace letters to practice their letter formation.

Therapy Use: Therapists can use this app to target the following skills: literacy, phonemic awareness, letter identification, sound symbol relationships, diagraphs, letter formation, blending, decoding and spelling.

App Benefits/Likes: App allows option to customize for individual children. App provides practice with both upper and lower case letters. The app provides a cursive writing option. The app has an option to turn on/off feedback for accuracy of letter formation. In addition to targeting letter formation, the app targets decoding of early words.

Cautions: Children with fine motor needs may become frustrated unless the formation accuracy is turned off.

App Summary

Skill(s) Targeted
Fine motor planning
Fine motor control
Letter formation

Age/Grade Levels Targeted
Early Elementary (Grades 1 – 3)

How to Activate
Hold and drag

Type of Device
iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


Would you recommend this app?


Reviewed by
Deb Tomarakos, M.A. CCC/SLP

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