Dora ABCs Vol 2: Rhyming Words
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need know that Dora's Rhyming Word Adventure helps preschoolers to learn rhyming and letter sounds. By matching pictures of words with the sounds they make, players earn tokens to help Dora cross the grumpy troll's bridge. Four levels of play move your child into more difficult sound pairings. As the levels progress to ending and middle letter sounds, some younger players may find it too challenging and may want to spend more time earning tokens on easier levels. Parents can check out their child's "report card" to see what skills need more help.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
Engagement, Approach, Support
Spunky Dora the Explorer charms kids while teaching them English letter sounds and even a little Spanish vocabulary and preschool math. Gives preschoolers plenty of fun practice.
Kids can learn rhyming and letter sounds (which transfers to pre-reading skills) as well as a bit of Spanish and math. Four levels of play adapts to kids increasing levels of play.
Simple enough for preschoolers to use without adult help. Read a report card of user's progress in this game.
What's it about?
Dora and Boots need to play a rhyming game to get past the Grumpy Old Troll who lives under the bridge. Kids help Dora by matching pairs of spoken rhyming words that go along with pictures of the words swirling around the screen. As they match the words, they earn tokens to give to the troll. The game becomes more challenging by asking kids to match beginning word sounds, ending sounds, and sounds in the middle of words. Kids get pictures to match the words that are spoken on each level.
Is it any good?
If your child is already a Dora the Explorer television show fan, this fun game will likely be a winner. Leave it to the spunky Dora to teach English letter sounds and even a little Spanish vocabulary and preschool math within an app that is simple enough for preschoolers to use without parent help. Letter sound awareness, also known as phonics, is an important part of reading readiness, and this app gives preschoolers plenty of practice with four levels of play. Parents, you can read a report card of your child's progress in this game, which can be helpful especially if you notice your child getting particularly frustrated on any certain level of the game. That way, you can provide more one-on-one, off-screen help with a particular letter sound skill.
Families can talk about...
Read the app's report card of your kid's progress, and play along on any levels where your child is struggling.
Look for objects around the house or grocery store for matching sounds and play the same games in real life with your kid.