Jami, the writer at Ain’t She Crazy, made a great homemade book about colors for their young son. She used puff paint to write the names of the colors which is a great tactile sensation for little hands. There are no pictures of objects with a particular color, just simply the colors hidden under flaps. It is well-made and invites children to discover each hidden color and then trace the name of the color with their fingers. Good job, Jami!
The immensely popular WordWorld “Build a Word” app is now even better! In response to feedback, they installed the following upgrades:
· Re-programming the app to be compatible with the 4.0 iPhone operating system.
· Randomizing the presentation of the WordFriends for more WordBuilding fun!
“The “Build a Word” app is based on the WordWorld television show. Children will shake up this “WordBuilder” to watch letters float across the screen. They can then place letters in the outline provided to build words one letter at a time. By pushing the letters of each word together, words will magically “morph” into WordFriends! DOG, DUCK, PIG, ANT, FROG, SHEEP, BUG, COW, CAT and BEE come to life and help children build early literacy skills.”
You can download the WordWorld “Build a Word” app from iTunes.
Many of you already know about Starfall. For those who don’t, it’s an excellent free site to encourage children to learn to read while having fun. This site is great for children learning their alphabet letters, learning the sounds of letters, and learning how to read words or short stories.