Current Version Version: 1.2 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Author Montessorium, LLC
Price $5.00
Description ★ Alpha Writer featured in New & Noteworthy, What's Hot & Staff Favorites on the App Store! ★ Now with Universal Support for iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and newer versions of iPod touch. Learn to read, write and spell phonetically, while 1) composing words and 2) creating stories. Based on the proven methodology of the famous Montessori moveable alphabet. —— Created by a team of Montessori educators and parents, Alpha Writer is a unique and interactive way to introduce your child to the world of language. With fantastic illustrations from Zeptonn, your child will unleash their creativity and imagination, as they experience the joys of learning in new and dynamic ways. There is a reason why Montessori is the most successful form of early childhood education on the planet. It works! Alpha Writer includes two highly responsive and engaging sections based on the Montessori activity, Moveable Alphabet. 1. In the first section, your child selects an object that they'd like to practice writing. Then, they simply drag the letter sound from the scrolling alphabet bar to comprise the word that the symbol represents. Your child is now writing and reading! 2. In the second section, we offer a storyboard for your child to unleash their very own creative juices. Learning how to write, create and ultimately read, your child has the opportunity to construct stories, using images and sounds. YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN: ✔ Basic foundations of language ✔ To read, write and spell phonetically ✔ Identify consonants and vowels ✔ Phonograms - writing and pronunciation ✔ Letter sounds, pronunciation and composition ✔ How to compose, identify and spell phonetic words ✔ To write, create and read stories ✔ Fine motor skills THE TESTED AND PROVEN PHILOSOPHY BEHIND ALPHA WRITER In Montessori, writing comes before reading. This is because writing is the expression of your own thoughts, whereas in reading, you must identify the letters placed in formation to comprise a word of someone elses choosing. For children just learning their letter sounds, this can be an extremely difficult and frustrating task. We're hoping to help alleviate that with Alpha Writer. The moveable alphabet was created for children who have the ability and interest to start writing and reading, but don't quite have the fine motor skills needed to hold a pencil and draw the letters. It's also helpful for children who would like some added practice, having the opportunity to express themselves with no external pressures. At this stage of development, Montessori believes that spelling is not essential. Thus, we place an emphasis on the phonetic sounds used to build a word. "It is after these exercises with the moveable alphabet that the child is able to write entire words.' - Maria Montessori We recommend this app for children that show an interest in language, wanting to learn and improve their writing, reading and composition skills. —— SPECIAL SHARING FEATURE Want to share the stories? Simply click the camera button and store them in your photos. From there you can email to anywhere! We'd love to see what your child comes up with, so please be sure to send us a copy! —— Buy this app today to help us create an entire suite of Montessori apps. Let us know what you think! We would love to hear from you; your support is most appreciated! Find us on Twitter & Facebook! - - —— Design & concept by Montessorium. Development by YMedia Labs.

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