In two excellent programs for teaching phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondences, and the alphabetic code, Adams et al. (2000) recommend that letters and their associated sounds be introduced, not in alphabetical order, but based on their utility to form a great many one-syllable words with short vowel sounds (e.g., ).
These combinations are best left for later instruction.
Since its debut, Tap has grown its catalog to include over 300,000 stories, and is ranked in the top 10 in the Books category in several other countries outside the U. But arguably, they’re not meant to replace reading novels – they’re just a new form of entertainment.
Many apps can keep kids occupied, but the ones reviewed here will help foster literacy development.Preschool and kindergarten years (ages 3 to 5) are crucial for giving kids a solid foundation for later reading, spelling, and writing skills.The mobile app industry has produced tens of thousands of apps for this age group.Meanwhile, Wattpad’s Tap app entered this market in February, where it competes with higher-ranking apps, Hooked and Yarn – now the #79 and #106 free apps across the entire App Store, respectively.The two also hold the #1 and #3 positions in the Books category, while Wattpad’s Tap comes in at #9. Its chat fiction stories, like those from others in this space, are far from being of literary merit.