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.
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.
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!
There are multiple sounds going off on the background, when we put it on listen mode. Have not been able to go through a book yet, without different recordings going off in the background.
Great apps my daughter love the books and she's doing really well in reading since she started using this apps. My only concern is there is no way to add the books to cart you have to buy one book at a time which is really annoying.
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!
Complete redesign with larger bookshelf
Bug fixes and general improvements
New Awards and Motivation Engine
More Books Available
The Early Learning Academy app offers a full curriculum for children ages 2-7.