Literacy apps

We partnered with Oxford University Press to develop a set of eight apps featuring Biff, Chip and Kipper - who feature in the readers and phonics resources used in over 80% of schools. This set of home learning apps focusses on key phonics skills - from rhyming to spelling; and has a powerful dictionary app for early writers. We have also designed and developed a set of apps focussing on minimal pair discrimination and semantic awareness, featuring Dubdub the dinosaur!

Biff Chip and Kipper

Fun with words

My phonics kit

5 quick and fun word games to help young children develop early reading skills in advance of the UK government's national phonics screening check for 6-year-olds. It’s a fun and tactile way to practise reading and sentence construction. The games include Cloud Cations, Sentence Builder, Picture Search, Sound Hunt and All Cards.

Phonics spelling dictionary

Rhyming games

My phonics flashcards

The app is a fun, unique, and engaging way for children to practice their letters and sounds, as they do in school. Playing My Phonics Flashcards will help children to learn that one sound can be represented in several ways, how to blend sounds to read words, and develop memory and concentration skills.

Say & Spell

Word games

Word games encourages children to practice recognising and reading useful words through playing games. The aim of the app is to get children recognising and reading all the words quickly, without trying to decode them. The app also includes eight character names (Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper, Wilma, Wilf, Floppy). The games help children build their confidence while they have fun.

This app orders words by sounds to help children master phonics and thereby reading and spelling skills too. The words are organised by sound and broken up into coloured sections and the app features fun illustrations and interactive audio feedback throughout to help the user engage as they learn. They can also save words to practice later in the 'My Words' section. The app also allows them to take spelling tests in preparation for spelling tests at school and it rewards hard work with exciting stickers!

An enjoyable way for children to practice reading common words by playing games. It contains 49 high frequency words that children need to learn to recognise by sight. The 3 different games on the app are designed to help your child quickly recognise and read the words, building reading confidence, whilst having fun at the same time. As well as the games, the app has a free play mode where you can scroll through the entire card set to consolidate learning.

Alphabet games

An enjoyable way for children to practice recognising the letters and sounds of the alphabet, both aurally 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.

This app contains 34 rhyming pairs of words - 68 words in total. Children can use it to practise recognising rhyming letter patterns both aurally and in writing. The words can be read by children who know the sounds of the letters of the alphabet as well as blended sounds. In addition to the simple three letter words like cat, there are a number of four-letter words which begin or end with two consonants, like tent and twin.

Say & Spell helps children to practice recognising the initial sounds of words, and to start spelling simple words. There are three different games on the app: fishing, memory game and word builder. These will help your child to develop memory and concentration skills as well as helping them to recognise sounds and spelling.

 
 

Dubdub apps

Dubdub, the cute and friendly yellow dinosaur guides children through fun and engaging games.

Odd One Out

Download Odd One Out to improve children’s categorisation and semantic reasoning skills

Minimal Pairs

​Minimal Pairs improves speech sound discrimination and production skills

Sort this out

Sort This Out is a fun and educational game based on sorting items into 2 categories. The aim of the game is to load a train so it can leave the station. The playful animation and sounds are great for pre-school and early primary school children.

 
 

Articulation forest

Articulation Forest is designed for children who are struggling with the physical aspects of speaking. This includes but is not limited to issues with sound errors, slow speech and slurred words. It is developed to be used in consultation with a speech therapist.

By playing fun games children can easily see how accurate their speech is. It is the only app available that provides this helpful real-time feedback. It also enables your speech therapist to track progress and adjust targets while your child practices at home.

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