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Alphabet Game

Who’s it for?

Designed for children of any age who are keen to improve their reading and spelling.

What does it do?

An enjoyable way for children to practise recognising the letters and sounds of the alphabet, both orally and in writing. The games are appropriate for children who know the letters of the alphabet and how they sound when spoken out loud (for example ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘k’, not ay, bee, cee etc). Before playing the games, you can check your child’s familiarity with the alphabet by scrolling through the “all cards” section.

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Easy of use

Go through all cards to get familiar with the different words

By going through all the cards before you start playing the game you can familiarise yourself with the words in the app. This section can also be used as prompts for reading or spelling tests outside of the prescribed games. A microphone button lets you record your children so that they can listen back to the words as they’re reading them.

Sound Detective Game

Learn to associate different sounds with words

The aim of the game is to help Kipper pack his suitcase! You need to decide which of the six flashcards shown represent the sound played. If you tap the correct card with the word containing the sound you put a card into Kipper's suitcase. Sound detective teaches children to listen for sounds which assists in later reproduction and helps new readers to sound out unfamiliar written words.

Sound Snap Game

Learn to recognise phonetic sounds through comparisons

Help kipper collect matching words. Two flashcards are shown face up on the screen. Snap if they start with the same sound (for example ‘ant’ and ‘apple’) or mark as a mismatch if they do not. This game helps children learn sounds through comparisons.

Fishing Game

Improve reading through practice

Help Biff catch the words. Six flashcards are shown on screen and a word is played. Tap on the word that was read out to add it to Biff’s bucket. This is a more advanced game for children who can read or sound out a full word.