This is a very adorable and fun app that helps kids practice all the letter names and sounds of the alphabet. It also helps kids learn new vocabulary words and provides visuals that explain the meaning of each word that is spelled.
This is a great little app that I would use in my classroom to help kids practice all the letter names and sounds of the alphabet. I would not use it during whole group instruction. However, I would use it as a reading center during my literacy block to give kids an opportunity with individual practice and review of the alphabet sounds. The monsters in this app are funny to watch and the visuals keep the kids engaged, however, this app does not go very deep into phonics or provide any support with other reading strategies. For example, it teaches new vocabulary words and their definitions, but it doesn't provide any opportunity for students to practice blending letter sounds. Students cannot create their own words or practice reading basic CVC words. And, it does not review sight words.
How I Use It
This is a great app that I would use in my classroom iPads for reviewing the letter sounds of the alphabet. It works better as an independent practice activity for students rather than a tool used for whole group explicit instruction.