Adding Some Game Play to Letter Learning
Summary : ABC Dinos: Learn to Read – Preschool: An App for Early Literacy
ABC Dinos: Learn to Read – Preschool is a story-based game that is designed to teach users how to write letters, learn the sounds they make, and letter matching activities. To begin, users must tap the “Play” button from the home screen after launching the app. Next, their character will load, and users can choose which letter they wish to study using the “left” and “right” arrows; they can also choose if they wish to study the upper- or lower-case version of the letter by tapping the “up” arrow. When ready, users can click the “Check” button on the right of the screen. At this point, an activity or game will load that is designed to teach and reinforce the selected letter.
When completing activity, users are provided instructions, and they can tap the “horn” button to hear additional information. They can also tap the “pause” button or “back” arrow to access options to return to the home screen and begin again!
Instructional Ideas for ABC Dinos: Learn to Read – Preschool
- When students are learning their letters, teachers can have them use this app before or after a lesson. In this way, the app can be used to introduce letters or review them.
- Teachers can share this app with their students’ parents/guardians and encourage them to use it with their child at home after school and during breaks. That way, they will be able to stay active in their child’s learning and it will help ensure their child is rehearsing their letter knowledge.
- As a reward or during downtime in a classroom, teachers can direct students to this app, so they can have some recreational activities that are centered on learning.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Screenshots of ABC Dinos: Learn to Read – Preschool