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PocketPhonics Stories

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Step-by-step phonics program more instructional than fun.

App iPad Paid Education
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While pricey, this complete program for teaching kids to read offers a lot of material, customization, and reporting. It's very effective and covers a lot of ground, but it's not a jazzy and fun app, as many preschool apps are, so it may not be an app kids choose to explore on their own. Parents can encourage kids to put in a little time each day working through the program by printing the certificates they earn or by just sitting with them while they work through the activities and books.

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