Rather than ordering words by their starting letter, phonics spelling dictionary collects words into groups according to their starting sound. Sounds are ordered according to when a child learns to say them. Each sound page gives more information on phonics, and shows you all the different ways a sound could be spelled.
Listen to the audio prompt, look at the picture, then have a go at spelling it yourself. There are 3 levels - easy, medium and hard. If your child is not a confident typist yet, flip on handwriting mode, which recognises handwritten messages on the screen. Win stickers and certificates for participation.
Words that aren’t available in phonics dictionary, can be added in the “My words” section. You can record an example of how the word should be said so that tapping on the word plays an audio prompt.
Tap on the magnifying glass to quickly find the word you’re looking for. If you’re not sure how to spell the word, use speech search. Tap on the microphone, then say the word you’re looking for. The app contains a special, child friendly speech recognition tool.