SightWords Kindergarten is an application for learning most frequently used English words without sounding them out letter by letter.
The Kindergarten version features 8 levels, A to H, with different sets of words.
"Ask the Bee" button plays the pre-recorded pronunciation of the displayed word in the voice of our school Kindergarten teacher! This is a North American pronunciation.
The application might also be useful to people learning English as a foreign language.
This app is also available for iPhone, iPod & iPad.
Some information about sight words methodology. According to Wikipedia.org:
A sight word is any word that is known by a reader automatically. Sight words are the basis behind the whole-word approach to reading. Sight words and the whole-word approach to reading are a significant teaching technique considering 65% of the population identify themselves as visual learners. Small children are also predominantly visual learners and can therefore learn to read more effectively using sight words and the whole-word approach. Scientific studies have also shown that children with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Autism or Down syndrome are also visual learners, and therefore also read words as pictures.
Increased default voice loudness
SightWords Kindergarten (org.stmadsophie.mac-sightwordsk) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/SightWords Kindergarten.app
Minimum OS version: 10.6.6
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