February 16, 2012 in Education
[prMac.com] Based on sound games, this app teaches letter sounds using the Montessori Method. It offers children four steps, ensuring a real progression and getting them ready to read.
Children from the age of 3 can start playing "I spy". These games are fun to play and at the same time they develop children's awareness of sounds in words. The "I spy" games included in this app can also be played at home, in the car...children love them and don't realize how good they are for them!
Letters are presented as sounds, they can be traced on a card, in a notebook or in the sand. The apps show children how to write a letter. Children can practice as much as they want, deleting the ones they don't like and keeping a screenshot of the ones they are proud of.
Digital education at it's best! These apps offer children the possibility to write their first words using a moveable alphabet. As soon as they know a few sounds and if they've played "I spy" enough, they should be ready to write easy, phonetic words. Their hand might not be ready to hold a pen and write three letters in a row though and that is why, in Montessori schools, we always start by giving them individual letters to help them form their first words.
Teaching using the Montessori Method means never putting the child in a situation where failure is a given. Montessori teachers always look for situations where children will strive, increasing their self-confidence and their will to learn. Obviously, making mistakes is part of learning and the Montessori Material is designed to ensure a level of self-correction by children themselves. But making a mistake that you learn from and being in an overwhelming situation that makes you feel your are no good are very different. We have locked the more difficult levels of this game to make sure that only children who identify sounds in words and who know letter sounds can access them, avoiding any situation where children would loose confidence and stop playing.
Montessori Letter Sounds HD is definitely a must-have app on your iPad!
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 10.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Montessori Letter Sounds HD 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Founded by Montessori teachers who have had years of classroom experience with hundreds of children, Les Trois Elles Interactive is determined to offer qualitative educational apps on iPad and iPhone. Their objective is to provide parents and teachers Montessori based apps to use at home or at school. The Montessori Method relies on building autonomy and self-confidence by letting children do by themselves and offering them self-correcting materials to manipulate and respecting their individual rhythm. Copyright (C) 2012 Les Trois Elles Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.