Below are two resources we are sharing for the first time here in EdTech & mLearning. These are basically two web-based tools to use with your kids and young learners to help them learn to read. They provide a plethora of games, activities and lessons designed specifically for beginner readers. These tools are also available for iPad.
‘Teach Your Monster to Read is a series of games which help children to learn the key first stages of reading. Combining top quality game design with essential learning, the games complement most systematic synthetic phonics programmes.They have been designed in collaboration with leading academics from The University of Roehampton…Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free to play on desktop and laptop computers. The new Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps iPad app costs £3.99/$4.99 to download from the App Store.’
2- Reading Eggs
‘The program has been developed by a highly experienced team of educational teachers, writers and developers. The Reading Eggs program focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success. It completely supports what children learn at school and will help to improve your child’s results at school…With interactive animations, fun games, great songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read. Children are highly motivated to return again and again. At Reading Eggs, learning to read is enjoyable as well as very rewarding. Every lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.’