Easy As A-B-C

Well, after a very busy Saturday, I think I’ll relax and do a bit of writing.  What did I do today?  Well, I braved the pit that my son calls his bedroom and helped him go through his toys.  Since Christmas is coming, and I know that he’ll be getting some new things, I decided he needed to donate some toys and just generally clean up his room. I was very proud of him.  He made some good decisions on what to keep and what to give away.  After that, I taught a cake class, braved Wal-Mart and then ran and got dinner.  In the meantime, I learned that my hubby got a deer (third this season)!!  What an exciting day.  Now, the hubby has the fun job of processing the deer.  I am sitting in the living room, relaxing in the recliner and keeping the wood stove fed.  Not a bad end to the day.

I wanted to pass along another wonderful children’s app.  It is called “Endless Reader” and you can get to it by clicking here.  It is by the same developers that brought us “Endless Alphabet” found here.  Right now, Endless Reader is free in the app store (with in-app purchases – $2.99.  If you want to add more words, go ahead and get them now.  The other day, the in-app purchase price was $1.99) and Endless Alphabet is $5.99.  I was fortunate to come across it when it was free as well.  

Endless Alphabet is great because it teaches not only letters, but letter sounds as well.  Endless Reader takes it a step further and allows kids to place words into sentences (after they’ve spelled out the word), reads the sentence and then acts out the sentence.

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This app, like Endless Alphabet is adorable!  The little monsters are lovable and my daughter (and son) can play it for hours.  I love the fact that the app reinforces the word and has added the next level of sight word recognition.  

The app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.  It is also available for Kindle Fire, however, I believe it will only work on newer Kindle Fires.  My Kindle Fire is the first generation and is not compatible…so sad.  My daughter’s babysitter downloaded Endless Alphabet on her iPad for Sophie to use when she babysits her!!  I’m definitely telling her about the new app!

I really can’t say enough about this new app.  I wish it was around when my son was learning to read.  I really feel that by using Endless Alphabet, my daughter picked up her letters more quickly and I’m hoping with Endless Reader, she’ll pick up full words as well.

Have a great weekend!!

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