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These colorful mini-games take kids on a logical journey towards learning how to read. Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read starts from the very beginning and slowly works its way through more complex concepts. Each step along the path is purposeful as new games review what's already been introduced and then builds further on those concepts. One downside, however, is that kids can't choose where to start on that path. That is, if kids come to Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read with some reading skills already, they'll have to slog through the early levels until they reach material that challenges them. Though the mini-games can sometimes feel like drills, kids interact in a variety of ways, from tapping through stories, to popping bubbles, to tracing letters or shapes, and more. That should be enough to keep them engaged. Even so, Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read may be best in small doses.
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Families can talk about kids' reading progress as they make their way through Duolingo ABC - Learn to Read. Ask kids to tell you what letters they've learned then see how many words you can come up with that begin with that letter. Or let them show off how well they can write new letters or words.
Give kids lots of experience with and exposure to written words and the sounds of language. Read books, signs, labels on food containers -- anything you set your eyes on. Sing songs, recite nursery rhymes, and emphasize the sounds in favorite and familiar words and names.
It can be hard to put down a game when you're having fun. Be clear with your kids about your family's screen time rules.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 31, 2020
- Category: Education
- Topics: Numbers and Letters
- Size: 127.90 MB
- Publisher: Duolingo
- Version: 1.0.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later
- Last updated: February 4, 2021
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