Teacher Review For Starfall ABCs

Fun, interactive letter recognition and phonemic awareness app for preschool age children!

Sheila S.
Classroom teacher
Novi High School
Novi, MI
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My Grades Pre-K
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This app was used to reinforce letter recognition and their sounds. The children enjoyed engaging in the activities of each letter which helped create more opportunities to learn each letter. The app was used in a individual center but it seemed to attract the attention of other children as they saw how much fun it was. There was some explanation needed for younger age children (3 year olds) but once they understood how to work each letter they were able to independently work the app.
My Take
The letters are learned using visual cues, as well as musical clues and the children have to incorporate the sound of the letter into making simple words as a more advanced way of using the letter. The one thing I would like different is an arrow on the first part of each letter directing the child to move to the next page so they would know what to do next, otherwise they just sit there looking at the letter unless they are told what to do. This app does help reinforce the letters and the sounds better. I feel like this could be a great tool for those children who are really struggling with retaining letter recognition because it uses more of the senses then just visual recognition. I would recommend this for preschool age children.