Thanks for the nearly 23,000 downloads last month. That’s right: thousands. To say thanks, we’re keeping App 1 free for a while longer, and App 2 remains discounted. Get them both in the iTunes App Store. Get a dozen brand new songs by Sharon and a literacy app that even the old folks like to play. See
Spread the word! Both apps are now free downloads from the iTunes App Store. Get a dozen brand new songs by Sharon and a literacy app that even the old folks like to play. See more on the preview page.
Sounds for Fun was a topic of discussion when Helen Mason visited the Northumberland 89.7FM studios in Cobourg. Listen below. The program is called Word on the Hills. The hosts are Felicity Sidnell Reid and Gwynn Scheltema. Part 1 Part 2
There are several critical skills that children need to develop on the path to becoming proficient readers, and phonics is one of those competences. Sounds for Fun, a new app from Rita Vanden Heuvel, will help your child hone his early reading skills through an age-appropriate phonics program. The app is divided into specific letters
As kids get older, they like how-to books. Look for stories that motivate them to make or do something. When I taught elementary school, such books were particularly popular with my students because they were often followed by an art class. You don’t have to be a teacher to enjoy such stories and the creations
When I taught elementary students, my young choir loved singing “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain.” It wasn’t just the words. They loved the motions that went with each action. They also enjoyed the fact that these actions added onto each other. By the end of the song, they were saying and giving motions for:
I reviewed Sounds for Fun. It’s a fun and effective way to aid children in developing essential skills needed for reading and writing. J. Spooner, Special Education Resource Teacher (posted on Facebook)
Kingston Life review — November 2013 Check out the original online, or flip to page 12 in a print version.
Do you remember how much fun it was to sing songs with repetition? When I was young, I loved “Bingo” and “This Old Man.” I still remember all the words to each of those tunes and sing them to my grandchildren. (WARNING: Children who listen to the songs on our Sounds for Fun app develop
Reading to children stimulates their imagination and sense of humour. That’s part of the fun of regularly sharing good stories. So pull up a chair and get ready for a good book. Your Reading Chair may be a bed for a bedtime story, a carpet during an afternoon visit, or a rocking chair. Don’t limit