February 5, 2011 in Educational (F)
[prMac.com] Perth, Western Australia - Stairways Software Pty Ltd is pleased to announce Sight Words 1.0, a great way for children to quickly and easily learn the most common English words.
This is a program I wrote for my kids - by spending just a few minutes a day I can work through these early words to give my children a quick start at reading. Now you can too.
The program can handle multiple children (even an entire class), and tracks each child's progress showing which words that child has mastered and more frequently prompting them with words that have not yet been committed to memory.
Almost 2000 words are included, including those in the popular Dolch Word List, all internally ordered from easiest to hardest so that the easier words are offered early.
You can also generate a nice looking report of the child's current status, showing words they know, words they are still working on, and words that they haven't yet tried.
Sight Words is suitable for children aged around 6-9 who have learned the alphabet and started learning to read. It is designed to enhance their reading by letting them learn and internalize the most common early words.
Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Sight Words 1.0 is available from the Mac App Store for $9.99 in the Education category.
Stairways Software was founded in 1995 by Peter N Lewis to further develop and sell the world-class Mac software that made him famous. Stairways is a privately held Propriety Limited company based in Perth, Western Australia, and Peter continues to lead the company as president and chief executive officer. Peter's goal was to bring high quality Internet and Unix tools to the Mac, combining the traditional Mac ease-of-use with the power of the Internet and Unix. This placed Stairways Software in exactly the right position to capitalize on the massive growth of the Internet from less than one million computers to hundreds of millions. The familiarity with Unix also proved invaluable as Apple transitioned Mac OS to the Unix-based Mac OS X. Along the way we acquired Keyboard Maestro which we ourselves found to be an indispensable productivity tool, and have continued to enhance it. Stairways Software remains a small efficient company which means when you contact us you will be dealing with someone who can directly and personally handle any questions.