It is clear that we want the best for our children, especially in terms of education. Most parents are prepared to spend hours teaching their children to read, play musical instruments, or speak a foreign language.
Loving parents do not try to save for the comfort and enjoyment of their children. They will pay to get to the best school in their area of residence, or the best kindergarten. Even so, sometimes you might feel a little tired and need to rest. In this case, you have to switch to the best phonics application.
Luckily, we have a list of great phonetic applications. Most of them are free and available for Android, as well as iOS.
1. Reading eggs – Learn to read
If your child has difficulty reading, no need to worry – by reading eggs, progress will occur immediately. The main feature of this application is that it’s not boring. It makes the educational process interesting.
The egg reading interface is very simple, which makes it the perfect tool for teaching every child, regardless of their abilities and talents. You can be sure that this application will be good for children (even those who don’t seem to be motivated).
What’s more, this application has a different level or mode. You choose one, according to your child’s age:
- Junior (2-4 years). This is based on the most basic pre0reading skills. It’s perfect for children who are just starting a reading journey.
- Eggs Read (3-7 years). It aims to make the first step in learning to read.
- Reading Eggspress (7-13). This mode is made for children who want to improve their reading skills.
If you are a teacher, this application will also be useful for you because of the large number of printable worksheets that can be used in class.
This application is available on the App Store, as well as Google Play for free.
2. Read with Phonics
This is a game that helps practice reading skills. Created for 3+ age children, it is not a typical educational application with rules and tasks, but an amazing game that is also entertaining.
There are more than 1200 various images and songs that should make the educational process simple and fun.
Read with phonics was created by professional teachers with enormous experience in working with children. They use the most effective educational tools to achieve results quickly.
The instructions for the game are very simple, so you don’t need to help your child, he will play without any help which gives you valuable time to work or rest after a hard day.
Great educational game (there are more than 100 in the application) supported by good music and colorful graphics and animations.
By the way, this application is the most reliable. For example, rated 5.0 out of 5 on the App Store. And another nice feature of this application is that you will never see any additions appear from nowhere, even though the application is free.
3. Endless Alphabet
This is one of the best applications in this category. In 2013, the “App of the year” award was received, which told many things about the quality of the application. This is also one of the Editor’s Choices on the App Store.
The first feature is graphics like a cartoon. This detail is a key factor for application success. Games that can be explored by children are like cartoons or comics so that they learn and have fun at the same time.
One of the most original details of Endless Alphabet is 3D letters. This function is available on iPad and iPhone 6 or newer. When you touch the word letter, it reacts, turns around. You can zoom in and move letters.
This application is free. However, there are some additions that keep it free. You can always delete it if it’s too annoying.
You can find a few additional games if you run out of the basics. You can find it on app purchases.
Endless Alphabet is rated 4.6 out of 5 on the App Store and 4.5 on Google Play. The application mostly gets positive feedback in the comments section.
Endless Alphabet is available on the App Store, as well as on Google Play.
4. Teach your Monster to Read
You might think that the application name is sarcastic, calling your child a monster. However, that is not true, even though every parent can come up with this idea, especially in a stressful situation.
The real idea of this game is that your child should try the role of the teacher and help the monster improve its reading. Although it sounds strange, such a method has proven to be very effective and funny.
Another well-done aspect of the game is the graphics, which are supported by music which makes the educational process easy and less stressful for a child.
This application is the success of your child to produce the right task difficulty.
This is the only application on this list that is not free. The price is $ 2.99. Still, it’s worth buying because of the almost unlimited variety of functions and tasks.
Teach Your Monsters can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
5. ABC Phonics
Another great phonics application. It does not have special features that will make it different from other applications, which are mentioned in the list. Even so, the games available there are the most interactive and interesting.
Not only do they develop reading skills (which is their main function), but they also teach children to rhyme and react quickly.
This application is best for children aged 5-8. We would not recommend ABC Phonics to very young children, because it might be too complex and sophisticated for them, which would be a source of demotivation.
ABC Phonics is free, but in this case, you have to install it with various additions. The number of functions available for free is very limited. However, you can always try in-app purchases.
Unfortunately, only Android users can enjoy ABC Phonics.
6. Baby Joy Joy ABC Game
If you need to find educational apps that are funny, interesting, and easy, Baby Joy Joy is a must. This application is made for children, who want to learn to read quickly. Recommended for children aged 3-5 years.
Baby Joy has a series of special tasks that can help children prepare for kindergarten. That’s a good choice for parents who can’t spend enough time teaching their children to read.
The first step in learning is to recognize letters. Baby Joy has a large number of interesting tasks aimed at achieving this goal. Then comes the second and most important step – reading parts of words and then putting them together to make words.
All of these steps are easy to learn because the application gives the way your child does the task.
Baby Joy Joy ABC Game is available on Google Play Market for free.
7. Hooked on Phonics
This is a typical phonic application for children. It performs all the basic functions needed from such applications: it shows letters and their transcriptions, helps develop pre-reading skills, teaches how to recognize letters.
Hooked on Phonics was created by education experts so you can be sure that the methods used there are reliable and efficient.
This application has an award system that a child can get by doing a good job. This is a good motivational component, which is needed for the teaching process, especially independent learning.
Hooked on Phonics is only available for iOS users.