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Sound Seeker

Sound Seeker
  • #: 162031
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2011-01-13
  • Current Version: 2.1
  • 2.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 17.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Brainbeanz Ltd
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © Brainbeanz Limited
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Description

Sound Seeker will provide hours of fun for young children as they easily learn their letter sounds.

Developed by teachers, Sound Seeker is a fun and interactive game for children aged 4-6 who are in the early stages of learning to read. Only small groups of the letters to be learned, are presented to the child, so they will not be confused by having too many letters to learn at the same time. The letter groups are carefully chosen to help the children to make the fastest possible progress in their early reading, and make a strong foundation for spelling simple words.

Though the sequence of letter sounds learned is a good match for children working at Phase 2 of the British Letters and Sounds program, it would help children in all curriculum systems master these foundational reading skills.

+++ How it works +++

Using phonics (the sounds of letters), children learn to identify letter sounds and associate them with the initial sounds of familiar objects. Thus, the picture of a cat is matched with a letter tile “c”. This is a critical skill in developing early reading and writing. To play, simply push the picture tiles to the correct letter sound and win sticker rewards for getting it correct. To help the children, the game will play the sounds of the individual letters when they are pressed.

+++ Information for parents +++

After initial explanation from a parent, children can play this game by themselves or alongside a parent.

Parents can easily find out which letters their children have learned by checking the stickers page (accessible through the Parental Controls page). When your child has correctly learned 10 letter sounds, the game will send you a certificate as an attachment, via the Mail app on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, to be printed out and to celebrate your child’s achievement.

+++ Rewards for children +++

There are three certificates and dozens of sticker rewards for identifying the letter sounds and picture tiles. There are additional rewards and activities that support this game available for download at the Brainbeanz website.

At regular intervals through the game, children are invited to play a simple but fun matching game, to reinforce their understanding of sounds and their matching letters. When they successfully match sounds their watering can fills with water with which they can water planted beans and grow a beautiful flower garden.

+++ Features +++

Cute and fun pictures and animations

With a user interface specially designed for little fingers

Voiced letter sounds and words.

Easy and fun to play

Can be used with different children

Earn stickers and certificates for learning letter sounds

Different modes to specifically target sounds children are stuck on and need to practice

Helps children to match letter sounds and familiar objects

Helps develop fine motor skills

Provides parents with a simple way of identifying their child’s progress

Letters to be learned are sequenced to enable to make the fastest possible progress in their reading and writing

Additional learning and fun resources available from the Brainbeanz website

Brainbeanz is an educational software developer that specialises in producing games to develop and enhance children’s reading and writing skills and strategies. The founders are working teachers who have used their extensive classroom experience to create these powerful educational tools.

Sound Seeker is the first of a series of games that are currently being designed by Brainbeanz to help your child learn to read. You may also want to consider our latest app Blend Seeker which will help your child move onto the next stage of reading - blending sounds.

We love the getting feedback and hearing stories of children using and enjoying our software.

Please drop us a line through our website.

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