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Libby C.

Status: Beta reviewer - Video Reviewer

Categories of apps she/he wants to review: Books - Education - Lifestyle - Photography - Productivity - Utilities - Other

iDevices she/he owns: - iPad2- iPhone4

Description: I am a special education teacher working with elementary students with a wide range of disabilities, including speech language, physical, emotional and learning disabilities. I use apps with my students to motivate and engage them as we'll as to improve skills and remove barriers to learning.

Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 3-5 - Can test apps with kids ages 6-10 - Teaching kids ages 3-5 - Teaching kids ages 6-10 - Special education teacher or AT (Assistive Tech.) specialist

Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-10-01

User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.

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MyCQs v1.0 [text]

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What I liked This is an easy to use app which does exactly what it promises: allows the user to create, use and share Multiple Choice question tests. Once you have created a user account, it is a snap to make a test. You click on the + button, name the test, and then add at least 2 questions. You can have from 2 to 4 possible answers, which means you can also create "Yes"/"No" questions. One nice feature is the ability to select an image from your camera roll to add to each question. The app keeps very detailed test statistics including average scores. The developer is very responsive to feedback.
Improvements I would like to be able to create more than one profile so that I can track the progress of multiple students. The developer, James Gupta, has promised this will happen in a future update. I also wish the image could be displayed a bit larger within the test. Currently you have to click on the image and it appears in a new window so you can't see the image, question and answers at the same time.
General review This is a very useful app that is designed to allow you to easily create Multiple Choice tests. Instant feedback provides more accountability than flashcards apps. Though originally designed for older students, teachers and parents will also find it useful for creating and administering quizzes to younger kids.

iHeroscope 1 [text]

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What I liked This app is simple, easy to use and gives you option to link to Facebook or Twitter. I liked that you can set your default sign, which places a star on the icon for that sign on the opening screen. There are options for four other languages other than English.
Improvements The addition of names and dates for each birth sign on the opening page would make it easier to find your sign. Or perhaps you could enter your birth date so you could identify your sign. Background information on the personalities of each sign and a “compatibility” function to check how you will get along with other signs, would enhance the app. Including more astrological information, such as conjunctions, would make the horoscopes more interesting. Lastly, I would like to be able to access the other signs from the horoscope page instead of having to go back to the home screen.
General review I really couldn't recommend this app. For the price, I would expect a few more options, such as astrological details relating to the horoscope. The artwork is rather dull and stodgy with a "velvet wallpaper" type background and clip art style illustrations. The horoscopes were often so generic and vague as to be meaningless and after you have read a few different days, they all begin to sound the same. While the app only promises to focus on lov

Lulu in the Amazon [text]

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What I liked This interactive story book has beautiful graphics, an interesting story line and page after page of fascinating rain forest details. My young testers and I particularly enjoyed interacting with the numerous animals and learning new vocabulary and facts about the rain forest. The narration is professional and is available in English or French. After taking the trip down the Amazon, you can revisit your favorite pages via the menu page with a kid-friendly map. There is plenty to see and do on this virtual field trip and children will learn a great deal as they play.
Improvements I liked how the buffalo and caiman games were part of the story but felt the other games were distracting. Could they be accessed from the menu instead? I was a bit disconcerted by the talk of "real Indians" and use of a stereotypical Native American feather headdress which is not part of Brazilian Indian culture. The tribe's name is misspelled: it is the Yanomami, not Yanomani. I would like to see the names of the animals displayed when touched. A map of the world would be nice, to show Brazil in relation to other countries.
General review This is a beautiful interactive story book with a wealth of fascinating information about the rain forest. It is very entertaining and easy to navigate. Some of the games could be better integrated into the story. With realistic sound effects, amusing characters and professional narration, this virtual field trip engages the senses and has great replay value. If your children are interested in rain forest animals they will love this app.

Jolly Jingle 1.1 [text]

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What I liked Each song offers the option of a children's choir, female vocalist or instrumental accompaniment for a sing-along experience. The music is quite professional and the illustrations are bright and cheerful. Lyrics are displayed at the top of the screen and appear nicely in time to the music. The snow globe on the opening screen is a cute way to display the different songs. I enjoyed the animation of Santa jumping from house to house in Up on the Housetop.
Improvements 99 cents per additional song is a little expensive.There were too many ways children were encouraged to leave the app. Tap on the cute penguin, saying "Knock!" and you go to the App Store. Tapping the reindeer postcard led to a Facebook link and email icon. I thought children could send a greeting card to a friend, but instead it was to send a recommendation for the app. I would have liked the animations to tell the story of the song but except for Up on the Housetop, they didn't match the lyrics. Jingle Bells had Santa with his reindeer up in the sky instead of a one horse sleigh in the snow.
General review This could be a very nice app for children and families. The music is delightful and the animations are engaging. There could be a closer connection between the images and the lyrics. However, the developers should remove the multiple ways children are encouraged to leave the app to make in app purchases, go to the app store to purchase additional apps, send promotional emails and visit Facebook.

Word Scout Sight Word Finder v1.0 [video]

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First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Thumbelina : 3D Pop-up Fairy Tale v1.0 [text]

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What I liked Nice book feel, with responsive page turning control. The text is large and clear. The book is divided into mini chapters with a delightful pop-up page and interactive activity at the end of each chapter. Narration is clear and pleasant. Optional background music can be turned off on each page, including the opening screen. Pop-up pages are fun and mostly relate well to the text.
Improvements The chapter book lay-out did not work well for my young testers. They couldn't follow the story because they didn't understand some of the vocabulary and there were not enough pictures on the page. E.g. they did not know the word "maiden" so had no idea what was inside the flower. Some ways to improve kid's comprehension would be having less text and more pictures, adding a pause button in the "Read to Me" mode, and highlighting the words as they are read.Some of the interactions could be smoother and the arrows on the interactive pages do not always point at the correct object to touch.
General review This interactive story book has crisp graphics and responsive page turning control. Optional background music can be turned off on each page. There are entertaining 3-D pop-up activity pages at the end of each chapter. The chapter book pages, with some challenging vocabulary and few pictures, did not engage my young testers. They would prefer a picture book lay-out, with fewer words and more supportive illustrations.

The Whole Truth about Santa Claus [text]

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What I liked Very original and amusing story with charming illustrations. I especially like the falling snow. The music is delightful. The story is available in English or French and the narration is pleasant and professional. I love that it is zany enough that even children who still believe in Santa Claus probably won't be fooled. They know this version of the story couldn't possible be true! I enjoyed that the story was multicultural and had a great message of cooperation, kindness and sharing.
Improvements Opening screen defaults to French, and has to be set to English each time. I would like a pause button, the ability to turn off the background music/sound effects separately from the narration, highlighting as words are spoken and a "Read to Me" function rather than having to choose on each page. Hard to know where the interactive animations are located- we had to poke all over the screen. I wish the characters had a non-alcoholic drink and it is a bit creepy that Fred walks into houses using master keys. I wish kids could not access Facebook and the app store directly from the app.
General review This is a highly original, funny and entertaining story telling "The Truth" about Santa Claus. The illustrations, music and narration are very nicely done and the story is available in French and English. Even children who still believe a little bit in Santa Claus will think this is hilarious. There is a great message about cooperation and kindness. I wish the app did not default to French and that kids could not access Facebook or the app store.

Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms [text]

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What I liked Simplex Spelling-Advanced Phonograms is a beautifully crafted and powerful learning tool, designed to teach spelling and phonics including syllable rules, contractions and vowel combinations. There are many ways to customize the lessons for multiple users. You can set the volume level, choose American or British spellings, upper or lower case letters and a qwerty or alphabetical keyboard. Each lesson contains explanations and helpful phonics hints so that children will be successful. Detailed reports show the number of correct attempts for each skill.
Improvements This really is an almost perfect app. I only have a couple of minor points. I would have liked the contractions sections to be organized accordingly to difficulty and to include the expanded version of the phrase. While this is a valuable teaching tool and useful for the classroom, it might be nice to have a game element to keep kids engaged. Lastly, I really hope that the developers will update Phonics 1 so that younger children can also enjoy the larger keyboard and gorgeous graphics.
General review Simplex Spelling-Advanced Phonograms is a beautifully designed educational app, which will help upper elementary students learn advanced phonics skills, such as syllable rules, contractions and vowel combinations. With 52 lessons, and multiple ways to customize the learning for individual students, Simplex Spelling delivers a very powerful learning tool. Highly recommended for classroom teachers, special educators and parents.

iVocAudio, your memory chum (v 2.1) [text]

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What I liked Quick and easy to use to make audio quizzes. Very useful for students to memorize content and study for tests. Much more versatile than flashcards, especially for auditory learners. Very detailed and helpful directions and video tutorials. App takes information and customizes tests so that you can be quizzed more frequently on items you do not know. There is also an option to present questions randomly. My favorite feature is the option to automatically hear the answer after 1-8 seconds.
Improvements The French accent on the tutorial was a bit difficult for me to understand. There are a few typos and grammatical errors in the FAQ. I wish there were more downloadable tests available, as there are not too many yet. This is such a great app that I would love a simpler version for younger students.
General review Versatile and easy to use app for making audio quizzes. Includes detailed and helpful directions, tutorials and reports. You can choose to have questions presented randomly or be quizzed more frequently on items you do not know. There is an option to automatically hear the answer after 1-8 seconds. Highly recommended for high school and college students to memorize content and study for tests as well as adults wanting to learn something new.

Christmas Karaoke: Christmas Carols & Christmas Songs vers 1.0 [text]

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What I liked This has a nice selection of 18 different carols and Christmas songs and includes many of my favorites. The choral arrangements are very professional and the words appear on the screen right in time to the music. "Beat dots" cue you when to start singing. The lyrics are large and clear, so that more than one person can see them. There is a pause button at the bottom of the screen if you need to stop the song. This app would be fun for a party or family gathering.
Improvements App was not very well designed. It just consists of audio files of Christmas songs on a dull background. The descriptions were lifted directly from Wikipedia. More of a sing-along than karaoke since the lead vocals are present in almost all the songs, except for less familiar, contemporary songs where it was hard to know the melody. Improvements: choose an instrumental version, record your own voice, change the key and tempo. Many of the songs were pitched too high for my voice. You have to be connected to WiFi which limits where you can use the app.
General review This is more of a sing-along than a karaoke app. There are 18 different popular carols and Christmas songs with highlighted words appearing in time to the music. You have to be connected to WiFi to use the app. For the price, I would expect nicer graphics and more features, such as the ability to choose instrumental versions, record your own voice and set the key and tempo.

Math Summoner [text]

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What I liked This is a unique app with beautiful graphics and a good balance between education and entertainment. The magical theme and plenty of variety makes it engaging for kids. Settings allow for music and sound effects to be turned down or off. Multiple player profiles can be configured and saved and progress is tracked with very detailed scores and graphs. Scores can be emailed. Level of difficulty can be customized to meet the needs of a wide range of players. I love the fact that you can choose the numbers to use for each operation and place them in any order.
Improvements The app is very confusing and difficult to navigate. You seem to have to set levels for every stage. I would like it to progress automatically. The arithmetic can be set to an easy level for kids, but the geometry questions are way too hard and confusing. What young child understands "rotate X-axis" or "rotate 180"? You have to solve these geometry puzzles to progress and these cannot be customized. I would like to see age appropriate questions spoken aloud. Gathering mana takes much too long and I wish the dinosaur did something!
General review This is a unique app with great potential to engage children in a variety of math activities. Multiple player profiles can be customized and detailed progress records are maintained. Topics and difficulty levels can be set. Even the easiest geometry questions are too hard for young children and must be solved to progress. Some of the game elements are painfully slow. No directions are spoken and the game can be confusing.

Tomo Garage 1.0 [text]

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What I liked The graphics are bright and appealing. There are many different car related images, sounds and words. In the block game, children tap on the correct letters to make a word and that reveals a picture of the object which is saved to play with in the garage. Touching the picture in the garage brings up the object and the name is spoken. You can choose to have narration in British or American English.
Improvements With no directions, it was difficult to figure out how to play. In the cube game, I would like to hear the word spoken first, and also hear each letter spoken. Selecting lower case letters did not work. In the garage, the cars and trucks appear randomly, and we couldn't figure out how to change from day to night or make anything happen. My child testers wanted to interact with the cars, trucks and other objects they created and were frustrated when the word and picture just appeared briefly on the screen. They would like to find the objects in the garage, or "fix" a car using the tools.
General review Great potential, with engaging graphics and a nice variety of car and truck themed images, sounds and words. Lack of directions, and very limited interactivity in the garage game made it frustrating for my child testers. The transitions in the cube game are slow. Kids got bored waiting for 3-2-1 start before each word. The lower case letter selection setting does not work. I could not find a way to contact the developers to give feedback.

What's Faster LITE Cars- Ultimate Trivia & Puzzle Game [text]

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What I liked This app has a great concept. Children love to know what is faster, and are often fascinated with fast cars, other vehicles and animals. The developers donate a portion of the game profits to charity. Radar guns allow you to find out the actual speed of the items. There are many different categories, though only one is available in the lite version.
Improvements Game needs audio for non-readers. Add multi-player function. Radar guns are essential to game and should not be consumable, (99 cents for 10!) Free version is too limited- just cars and motorcycles- AND includes annoying pop-up ads. Need to see more of the game- animals and mash-up function- to be enticed to buy the full version. Please show speeds after choosing answer. Currently only shows speed after using radar gun and this disappears too fast to be able to process. Really just a flashcard game, would be more appealing with animation showing the items racing each other.
General review This app has a great concept, comparing fast cars, other vehicles and animals. Unfortunately, the game lacks audio for non-readers, and there is no animation. The lite version is too limited and contains frequent pop-up ads. The worst aspect of the app is that the radar guns, which allow you to find out the actual speed of the items are consumable and would have to be continually replenished via expensive in-app purchases.

Meet the Insects: Village Edition (1.0.0) [text]

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What I liked Beautifully detailed photographs and videos. Huge amount of interesting content, with much of the information narrated for the non-reader. My students and I loved the ability to sort the insects by key words, shape and color when you click on the magnifying glass. We also liked the insect story and the cartoon facts, because of the simpler language.
Improvements App takes up 677 MG of space- about twice as much space as my next largest app. Some of the insects shown, such as the praying mantis, had pictures but no further information. For the price, I would want a more complete set of insects, rather than have to buy more than one app. I would like to see full narration of all sections. Navigation was a bit confusing. I would like to be able to turn off the music. The quiz was disappointing. Many questions could be answered by looking at the name of the insect. I would love a version for younger children with a more complete set of insects.
General review Beautifully crafted encyclopedia of insects with a lot of multimedia content, including video, photos and interesting facts. I would like to see more different insects included. The app takes up a lot of space and I couldn't spare more space for other insect apps in the series. I wasn't sure of the target audience. Language seemed too advanced for most children. I would love a version for younger children with more insects and simpler language.

PUZZINGO Puzzles (Pro Edition) – Animated Kid’s Puzzles [text]

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What I liked Huge variety of themes and puzzles with great replay value. Plenty of different items to interest and entertain kids. Great app for building vocabulary. I like that you can turn off the background music. The shape matching puzzle uses correct names for shapes. I loved the Lunar New Year Puzzle with the dragon dancers and fireworks. Some of the puzzles provide a fun way to teach basic skills.
Improvements If the parent page included details of each puzzle, you could customize children's play by choosing games that helped them with concepts. "Celebrations" at the end of puzzles could be more educational. Knocking things off the road in a car seemed inappropriate. Some of the graphics were nicely done but many of the animals were too cartoon-like. Numbers and letters were hard to recognize because they were too "puffy". The counting game showed items so squashed together it was impossible to count them. I would also like to see a variety of puzzles instead of just matching shapes to a space.
General review This app offers a large variety of themes to interest and engage kids. It will definitely keep children busy and build vocabulary. The rewards at the end of the puzzles could be much more educational. Currently they have kids popping balloons, driving cars (and knocking others off the road) and throwing snowballs, adding no educational value. For the price, I would want an app that was more carefully designed to teach as well as entertain.

Hushabye version 1 [text]

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What I liked Easy to use interface. Settings allow for different audio levels for the heartbeat, water and lullaby sounds in the app. Settings give the option of transitioning between different water sounds/images every 1 minute to 1 hour, or remaining with the same sound. You can also set the sounds to continue indefinitely, or to turn off after 30 minutes, 1, 2, 5, 8 or 12 hours. The app is quite stable, and sounds continue even when other apps are opened and used. The combination of water and heartbeat is extremely soothing.
Improvements When I recorded my voice, it was much softer than the water sounds. Even turned up to the highest volume for playback, it was barely audible. Perhaps you have to record with a microphone? For the price, ($2.99), the content is quite limited. Just 5 different scenes/sets of water sound plus the heartbeat and the option to record a single lullaby. I would like the option to save multiple lullabies, some built in music and a few more sounds, such as sea gulls and rain. I do not like the opening screen, which just shows a stripe of each water sound with no directions.
General review This is a very simple app, but is quite effective for creating custom, soothing sounds to help your baby get to sleep. There are five choices of water white noise, and a heartbeat rhythm. You can set the sound levels, duration and transitions. You can record a single lullaby, but not save more than one song. The sound level of the lullaby that I recorded was very low. The app does not come with any built in music or songs.

Playroom - Lessons with Max, version 1.0.1 [text]

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What I liked The graphics are bright and vibrant and the theme is adorable. There is a nice variety of games and I particularly like that you can play all the games at once with the mix of games selection. If the child doesn't find the item quickly there is a helpful hint, so kids will not get frustrated. Settings allow you to turn off the music and the cat sounds as well as to record your own voice. Children cannot access settings so the app is completely safe. Children can play independently-navigation of app is very easy.
Improvements Mechanism for entering answer in settings is sticky. Woman's voice is a bit flat and robotic. I wish the cat gave the directions! I would like to have more pre-academic skills: E.g. Match letters of the alphabet, numbers or shapes instead of just toys. Memory game could name items when turned. Is the matching game for learning position? If so, positions (above, below) should be named. I'd like a pattern game. Numbers/colors are presented together so kids place 3 orange toys, matched by color, rather than placing 3 toys and learning their numbers. Could it be two separate games?
General review Well designed app for toddlers or older kids with special needs. Cute cat character, bright, engaging graphics. Easy to navigate and safe: adult settings are protected by a math problem. Settings allow you to turn off music and sound effects, as well as record your own voice. 5 different games or play a mix. More pre-academic skills please: letters, patterns, shapes. Color/number game is combined- if kids match by color they don't learn numbers.

ROAR! v1.0 [text]

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What I liked The concept is great, and my kid testers really enjoyed roaring at the animals to make them run away. The graphics are bright and very appealing. The animals react to the roar in different ways. I especially like how the whale goes under the water. The sound effects are cute and there is an option to turn them off at the top of the screen. You can toggle off the settings icons for sound, email and connecting to the app store by touching the picture of a paw on the left.
Improvements There are only 3 scenes, presented in the same order. You must play all 3 before starting over. I'd like to choose a scene from the opening screen. The animals run away in the same way/same sequence each time. Randomization would increase the replay value. The sound input was inconsistent. Sometimes a quiet roar would do the trick but at other times, we had to roar ourselves hoarse to get a reaction. The app needs more interaction, a story line, additional scenes and/or a game to keep kids interest over multiple sessions. Kids can leave the app too easily by touching icons at top of screen.
General review This app has a unique and interesting concept. Kids make the animals react and run away by roaring at them. The graphics are very appealing. But the content is limited to just 3 scenes, presented in the same sequence each time. I feel it needs more interaction, a story line, additional scenes and/or a game to keep kids interest over multiple sessions. It is too easy for kids to access the settings and leave the app for the app store or email.

Cutie Monsters-Jigsaw Puzzles [text]

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What I liked There is a nice "wooden puzzle" feel to the graphics in the app. Graphics are bright and appealing. You can turn off the background music easily on the opening screen. Words are large and clear with a good font for reading. Option to have each word of the text spoken, or read to yourself. When you touch the monster a number appears. Numbers are highlighted and spoken when touched. Puzzles are in just a few pieces which move smoothly and snap into place, making it easy for very young children.
Improvements There are only 7 monsters in the book, so some appear twice. It's not always clear what to count- teeth, mushrooms, stripes are too small. The monsters, though cute, are a stock image not best suited to a number book. Separate items which you could touch and have the numbers pop up would work better. When you try to count the items, there is a funny noise and the monster moves, but this does not help kids to count.Tracing the number would be a good added feature. When you complete a puzzle, the cheering and spinning was alarming to some kids. You can't see all of the pieces.
General review This is a visually appealing app with an old fashioned wooden puzzle feel. Some of the counting items, such as teeth and stripes on a tail, are difficult to count because they are too small. Kids cannot easily distinguish and touch the items to count them. When you finish a puzzle, the image spins and there is loud cheering which was alarming to some of my students. Not enough content or educational value currently for me to recommend it.

Shiny Party 1.0 [video]

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First 5 minutes video review
Video review once the app was mastered

Sound Tap Quiz 1.0.5 [text]

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What I liked Very high quality sound files and images. 6 different categories of sounds to choose from with up to 5 different sounds for each. The visual interface is very simple and easy for the youngest children to navigate. My students and I were amazed at some of the different animal sounds.
Improvements The "flute" looks like a wooden recorder to me. I would have expected a silver flute. The drums are labeled "percussion". Several of the selections for musical instruments are scales rather than melodies which are more interesting for kids. The wrong answer on the quiz just has a generic sound. It might be better if the incorrect sound was heard so kids could compare. Kids can just tap all over the screen until they get the correct answer. Perhaps if there was a mode where kids could touch each image to hear the sound and then make their selection, that would help with auditory discrimination.
General review Nice app for listening to different sounds with a good variety of high quality audio files. The settings are a bit limited. Only choices for length of the quiz were 6, 12 or endless questions. The quiz did not work well for the children who tried it. They just tapped until they got the right answer. I would like to see kids able to tap and listen to sounds before they choose an answer. More "kid friendly" games would make this a 5 star app.

Spellyfish - Short A Words (v1.0.0) [text]

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What I liked Every word is beautifully illustrated and used in context to build vocabulary. Easy to access settings allow for customization, including volume, number of times to master a skill, letter case and keyboard layout. You can add up to 40 users, making this a great app for teachers to customize instruction. The keyboard can be ABC or QWERTY and letters are a good size for little fingers. Tutorials and hints are very well designed and are progressive, allowing every child to receive just enough help to be successful. The app seems to align well with the kindergarten curriculum.
Improvements As a teacher, managing large numbers of apps and kids, my only concern about the app is that it is just the short 'a' sound. I hope you will consider having all sounds in a single app, and would be willing to pay more for that convenience. I don't think it would be feasible to switch back and forth between different apps to use different sounds.
General review This app is beautifully designed for teaching Consonant Vowel Consonant words that contain the short 'a' sound. You can customize settings and track progress for up to 40 users. Progressive hints, with audio and visual cues, provide access and ensure success for every child. The only drawback is that it just teaches the short 'a' sound.

Simplex Spelling Phonics - Rhyming With CVC Words (v 2.0.0) [text]

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What I liked The best feature of this app is the correct pronunciation of the sounds. Too many apps have 'muh' rather than the correct short 'm' sound. I like that you can create 40 user accounts and see detailed reports of progress. Comprehensive lists are organized by first, middle and ending sounds. All short vowel sounds included, and can be practiced separately or together. Other important features include a customizable keyboard, settings for upper/lower case letters and letter sounds/names, spoken sentences for every word and a nice clear user interface. Excellent app for K and early 1st grade.
Improvements The most important addition would be to hear the phonemes blended together. When the voice reads the finished words, they are pronounced separately: m-a rather than ma. I would like kids to be able to touch the keyboard letters and hear the sounds without the letter automatically jumping into the word. Sometimes kids get confused with 'b' and 'd' and it is an extra step to remove the incorrect letter. An option to drag the correct letter to the word would be helpful. It would also be great if you could add your own spelling words to create custom lists.
General review Highly recommended for K and early 1st grade. Includes a customizable keyboard, upper/lower case letters and letter sounds/names, spoken sentences and a nice clear user interface. Comprehensive lists are organized by first, middle and ending sounds but there is no option to add custom lists. All short vowel sounds are correctly pronounced and can be practiced separately or together. Up to 40 user accounts with detailed progress reports.

Word Creativity Kit - Play with the language [text]

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What I liked i really like the idea of this app. There are more than 4,500 words provided with all different tenses and word endings included. You can choose from a wide range of fonts, colors and stickers. Magnets can be re-sized and moved easily. It is great that you can add your own words. Stories and poems can be saved in a custom "book" and shared with friends.
Improvements I really did not understand the organization of the app. I would like the flexibilty to choose a single page and to select the number of pages for a book, instead of the default 12. When I chose the rocket only a few of the random words related to that theme. It was not possible to create a story or poem using just those words, and adding more is a bit cumbersome. None of the stickers, words or fonts are alphabetized so it is very hard to find what you want. Art work is a bit babyish for the age targeted by the difficulty of the words.
General review This is a great idea but I think the organization needs to be improved. The randomly generated words don't match the themes and none of the resources- fonts, words, pictures- are alphabetized. There is a mis-match between the graphics, which are geared to younger children, and the words, which are very challenging. It would be better as 2 separate apps, or with the option to select an easier set of words.