Awesome for little ones learning to read. Starts you out with a few book then if you like it you can buy bundles of books for a few $. Tap on any word to have it read it out loud. My 4 year old loves to go through the books and repeats them all the way through. It's helped greatly in her interest in reading. The security needs some beefing up. Any elementary kid can get into the buying screen. Also it would be nice if you could sync it to a google account or something.
This is a great app. I can't seem to find where the recorded voice file is. Teachers must love this as it gives students an opportunity to practice with assistance. If a few of the kinks were ironed out I would definitely give it a 5. It should be a little bit more intuitive as far as signing up a new user and locating the stats. I would definitely purchase books for this app. Any in French... Teachers in my jurisdiction are hungry!
Could be better but good! I love the idea but enabling the listen button each time is annoying for my son. Cant it just be at top right all the time? Sometimes the first word doesnt work until u press another word first. 1 letter words hard to activate. Maybe highlight each word when sentence is read?
Decent App - some customer service troubles This is a handy, pleasant app overall. Things to note: - Booksy 50 (the book pack) is NOT the same as this app and they do NOT sync together. They are two separate apps. - If you purchase books in the free Booksy app, you must be careful when deleting or redownloading the app. Getting your paid books back can sometimes be a pain. - TipiTap was not responsive at their website, Facebook, through their email, or here when I had an issue. If you want to contact them, Twitter was the best/fastest resource. Whoever was handling their Twitter account was on the ball.
Excellent App! As a mother of a second grader, who avoids reading at ALL costs... I almost fainted when she read for an hour straight, the first night we downloaded the app. I did not want to get too excited about it, but the next day, I did not have to say a word... she started reading all on her own! The same thing happened on the third day. Let us see what happens tonight! Overall, I am pleasantly surprised. I don't have to be on top of her, since Booksy sends reports via email, stating the book read, the pace, etc. You can record their little voices reading... something to cherish if we could access the audio file, that would be great! Please add more books and more reading levels, but above all, please, keep up the good work! :)
Great App for teachers.. would like a few improvements This is a great app for my first grade students. They are able to read independently and can get support by tapping the words when needed. There is a good selection of both fiction and non-fiction books. There are 2 changes I would like to see to improve this app greatly: First, it would be great if the kids could listen to their own recording. My students love to record their voices but they are not able to hear themselves played back because that is an admin-only setting. It would be nice to have a play-back option for students to listen to themselves. This would really motivate my kids to practice reading aloud. Also, I would like to see an option to have the words highlighted during the 'read-aloud' mode so that students can follow along with the voice that is reading. Otherwise, this is a great app for the classroom!
Complete redesign with larger bookshelf
Bug fixes and general improvements
New Awards and Motivation Engine
More Books Available
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