The following apps featured in an article in The Guardian, listing the best learning apps for students of all ages, while school were closed because of COVID-19. To read the article, please click here.
Hairy letters is an award winning app for learning letter sounds and reading first words.
• Trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger.
• Play games to build letters into simple words.
• Letter sounds come to life with animated characters.
• Learn to blend sounds into words.
• Includes upper case letter names.
• Multisensory learning by UK specialist teachers.
• Letters are introduced in six colour-coded stages
Designed for 4-6 years.
Hidden Pictures is an app designed to challenge and motivate puzzlers, while strengthening attention to detail, concentration and other cognitive skills in an enjoyable, relaxing way.
Supports children with lessons on each of the letter sounds.
Teach your monster to read
Can be played free online or downloaded for a price. Reading and phonics games, covering everything from sounds, to word and sentence reading. The younger children love this!
This app allows children to watch and then copy letters and words being formed. Children can record their sounds and words in sentences too.
Auto-corrects and makes suggestions as children type their work. A very useful app for older children.