**MadeForMums Toy Awards 2016 Top Play App - Bronze Award**
Timmy and friends, Kid and Finlay, are back and having fun in the sun! 'Timmy's Starting to Read' is the third app in the ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ series features a new reading game, new videos, stickers and party themes to help young children learn English. With this app children will learn over 60 new English words, review vocabulary from the first two ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ apps and boost their cognitive and memory skills.
'Timmy's Starting to Read' is packed with new holiday-themed vocabulary including party food, musical instruments and fancy dress costumes. This app is designed for kids aged three to six learning English but if English is their first language, it could be suitable for those as young as two years old.
In the new game ‘Hatch Match’ your child is introduced to reading simple vocabulary as they match pairs of pictures with words. They can also choose between three levels of difficulty depending on how strong their reading skills are. Watch your child get more confident and improve their memory skills as they match three, then four, then six pairs in a game that becomes more challenging!
Familiar games get harder!
In ‘I-Spy’ your child can find hidden objects on the beach such as a bucket, a spade or a fish as well as revise old vocabulary, boosting their concentration. As they progress objects get harder to find, requiring serious focus and increased dexterity!
Your child must listen to the narrator and swipe away sand, sweets and beach towels in ‘Rub-a-Dub’ to discover objects such as cake and pizza hidden beneath. Tapping and swiping away the colourful scenes will develop their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
In each game your child is encouraged by Timmy, Kid and Finlay to collect new stickers to create new party, seaside and camping themes, plus videos that they can watch whenever they choose. Simply tap the trophy button to play with stickers and watch video clips.
Features that Parents and Teachers will love
• Challenging games that improve children’s accuracy, vocabulary, concentration, memory and motor skills
• New engaging characters and party themes from the ‘Timmy Time’ TV series that motivate and support your child as they learn
• Revision from the first two apps to reinforce learning of vocabulary
• No in-app purchases or adverts
Features that children will love
• Matching pairs in the new game ‘Hatch Match’ which improves their memory and introduces them to reading.
• Encouragement and support from Timmy and his friends
• Collecting stickers and video rewards as they make progress
• New party and seaside themes in ‘Rub-a-Dub’ and ‘I-Spy’.
LEARN ENGLISH WITH SHAUN AND TIMMY AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
Timmy's starting to read is the third app in the ‘Learning Time with Timmy’ English language learning app series developed by the British Council’s English teaching experts and Aardman, the creators of ‘Timmy Time’ and Shaun the Sheep.
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If your child enjoyed Timmy's starting to read then take a look at Learning Time with Timmy 1 and 2 to help children to communicate in English.
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