December 21, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - Ingengo today is proud to introduce KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet - an educational game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch helping Russian-speaking children learn the Russian letters and sounds using tested interactive learning methodologies. The app covers a range of skills from recognizing and finding the letters on a keyboard for the younger children to recognizing the sound of the first letter of a word, and finally finding a missing letter, suitable for kids starting to read in Russian.
The app includes three games. The first game, "Know Your Letters", teaches kids to recognize letters displayed on the screen and named by the narrator. A letter is displayed and the narrator asks to find that letter on the keyboard. Once the correct letter is found, a picture of an object that starts with that letter is shown and its name is pronounced. This game familiarizes kids with the alphabet.
The second game, "Find the First Letter", makes the association between a word's first letter and its sound. Here, a picture of an object is shown and the narrator pronounces the name of the object and asks the player to tap on the first letter of the word. This game is more challenging, as it asks the child to separate the first sound of the word, associate it with a letter, and then find that letter on the keyboard. This game teaches children to identify the letter sounds.
The third game, "Find the Missing Letter", asks players to fill in the missing letter in short common words, once again connecting the sound of the word with its spelling. This game is the most difficult of all, since children have to identify all of the sounds of the word, associate each sound with a letter, find which sound is missing and its corresponding letter. This game prepares children for reading. The latter two games have easy and difficult modes, allowing the player to find the correct letter either among only seven letters or the whole alphabet.
Throughout the game, a friendly narrator provides encouragement for both correct and incorrect answers. In fact, making mistakes may result in faster learning because of the way the player interacts with the game. The player has three attempts to answer a question, after which the right answer is given. When the correct letter is selected, visual and verbal confirmation re-enforces the learning. Similarly, if the selected letter is incorrect, it is still pronounced by the narrator, thus providing the necessary verbal feedback and an extra opportunity to memorize the letter that was just touched.
KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet features:
*A native Russian narrator;
*Teaching not just the alphabet, but also Russian phonics;
*Kid-friendly bright backgrounds and big buttons suitable for the little fingers;
*Intuitive interface, with each game just one or two clicks away: choose the difficulty level, the game - and off you go;
*Plenty of interaction, so the game is not boring even for the youngest kids;
*Two levels of difficulty in the "Find the First Letter" and "Find the Missing Letter" games, making the app attractive to beginners and more advanced learners alike; and
*No in-app advertisements.
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 29.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
KIDiLEARN Russian Alphabet 1.2 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Ingengo LLC was founded in 2011 in New York City. The company started with an idea of creating apps to prepare kids for admission to elementary schools in New York City. Kids love playing on mobile devices (whether parents let them or not), which gave the Ingengo founders the idea of using the iPhone and iPad as teaching tools. Ingengo LLC creates fun and educational apps for kids so that they can learn while playing. Ingengo LLC is a member of Moms With Apps, a collaborative community of family-friendly developers seeking to promote high quality apps for children. Copyright (C) 2011 Ingengo LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.