Lots of fun! I bought and downloaded the SWR App to my Android phone and love it! I know a child who likes it better than the video I had made because he can scramble it up. :-) Wanda's Spell to Write and Read helped me immensely as a homeschooling parent. I've used the Spalding book and several other companies' programs for nearly 20 years and had missed the element of "think to spell". The success of the program is not whether my fast readers could read, but whether my slow reader would also benefit. So far, we've had many light bulb moments that offer great hope! This app makes reviewing the phonograms seem like a game.
Great for independent practice It does a great job at sounding out the phonograms. The slow speed is nice for my beginners. I love the loop options and rules on/off. It would be nice to see the cursive font. Then both or either could be shown. Glad to have seen the first draft and all the inprovements. My 2nd child has learned to read with this. NOW, let us see how to write using clock letteres in cursive and manuscript Please. By the way the sounds let me know my kids ARE working while I can't see them.
Is great for on the go review. Great ap. I like that I can make specific review lists tailored to my children's needs.
Good start! I like the idea of this app but there are a couple things I would like to see. 1. Color! ! If we had an option to pick different color letters then my right brain child would be much happier to work on her phonograms. 2. Better sound quality!! I realize the app creator used the original CD from SWR but the original is super hard to understand. I have to race to my child's side and correct their pronunciation many times while they use this app. Very frustrating and kind of defeats the purpose. All in all you are on the right track! A few tiny adjustments and this app will be a fantastic resource!
I just started using the app, but I am already bothered by the little sound that plays between pgrams and other screens (like setting up children's profiles.). It's too much noise.
1. New "Quick Sounds" screen, lets you press any phonogram and hear its sounds and rules
2. Some layout and button icon changes
3. Step Mode added, requires user to manually step to next letter