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WordStudio: Words, Letters and Phonics for Kids

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

WordStudio: Words, Letters and Phonics for Kids is a fun and colorful educational app which presents 6 lessons for children, with over 300 individual pages of audio visual activities to help children learn the alphabet, letters, phonics, and words. This app uses phonetic sounds to help teach words, but does not present the words in phonetic categories, but rather using the whole language approach. ...
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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

WordStudio: Words, Letters and Phonics for Kids is a fun and colorful educational app which presents 6 lessons for children, with over 300 individual pages of audio visual activities to help children learn the alphabet, letters, phonics, and words. This app uses phonetic sounds to help teach words, but does not present the words in phonetic categories, but rather using the whole language approach. The idea is to help a child learn the written English language the same way they learn the spoken language: through building words piece by piece.

Great for homeschool families, Montessori toddlers, English and ESL learners, and kids of all ages. Our app includes a fun game where kids use the coins they've earned to dress an adorable cat. Lessons include:

- Colors
- Animals
- Family Words
- Weather
- Telling Time
- Body Parts

There are a bonus Alphabet page where the child can explore words associated to the sounds of the alphabet.

Features of Our App:

- animated lesson introductions
- audio for every word
- phonetic pronunciation activities
- fun coin scoring system and Dress the Cat game
- encouraging feedback
- kids voices in places
- bonus Alphabet
- No in-app advertisments or purchasing

Our Teaching Method: Play to Learn:

Our app falls into the "play to learn" category, with fun activities that engage the child in ACTIVE learning, with a variety of different types of learning and play methods used for each set of vocabulary words.

Our user interface was designed to be both kid and parent friendly. We've also strived to add some customization, such as turning the letter hints ON and OFF for the scrambled words.

Encouraging Success through Coin Scoring System:

We found that our kids responded really well to the addition of a scoring system that rewards the child with a coin for each correct answer, and let's them use these coins to play a colorful the Dress the Cat game.

We are a small family company (1 mom, 1 dad, 2 kids, and 2 grandmas all helping with development!) - and produced this app because our kids loved using their tablet. We wanted to create something fun and unique for them. We will be adding many enhancements to this app in the near future, and we hope to hear suggestions and feedback from users so that we can help make our app the best it can be. We hope you enjoy using this app, and please let us know what you think, we'd love to hear from you! Email us from the Contact Us link at InstaSpanish.com.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043873408
  • Publisher: InstaSpanish
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.0.6
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 483,501
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.instaspanish.com
    • Phone: 18004958816
    • Email: mspanish@zoho.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Great fun!

    I think this is a fun way to learn spanish. I like the feedback of English and spanish all through the segments. A great value for the money.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Very helpful for early language learning

    I like the introduction to phonemes and letter sounds presented in this app. It is much more natural than the apps which present the alphabet by saying the letter name rather than the sound. My daughter loves the letter scramble and the word builder, and has enjoyed gathering coins to play the dress the cat game with. We also have the Spanish app and she's learned a lot of words. Fantastic job, hop to see more of these apps.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Not working

    Really sucks. Just stops at a picture of an empty room and nothing happens

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    does not work

    Stops at a empty room and doesnt do anything. I do not recommend this app

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Disappointment!

    It does not work. I have a Nook HD and This application just shows the kid at the beginning, then nothing. I would not recommend this app!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Doesn't work on nook hd, don't buy!

    Had on nook and it was great. Then got nook hd and it doesn't work. Just stops at room. Even deleted and purchased again and it still doesn't work. Waste of money!

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    App does not work!!!!!!!

    I didn't read the reviews before purchasing & I wish I had. All you get is an empty room and then the app gets stuck. You don't even get any type of play, it just freezes up on you. This app should be removed completely from purchasing list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    After this app installed it opens and stops at the second page!!

    After this app installed it opens and stops at the second page!!! I can not use it at all.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Very nice app

    This app is very well done. I wish the phonics were more accurate, but otherwise great fun activities for our kids (4-6)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 24, 2012

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