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Phonics Island • Letter Sounds app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 3968 ratings )
Games Education Educational Family
Developer: 22learn, LLC
2.99 USD
Current version: 2.1.8, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 17 Sep 2011
App size: 109.94 Mb

***** Parents‘ Choice Awards winner
***** Developed by an award-winning education studios, 22learn, the creator of the best-selling apps for kids, in cooperation with educational specialists to best prepare your children for success in preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
***** APProved by Famigo!!!

Lay the basics of your child’s literacy skills with this colorful, mysterious island full of phonics sounds. Children learn and have fun tracing letters, recognizing letter sounds, matching letters, and identifying beginning sounds. Embark on the adventure with adorable Abby the Monkey and her train to discover the secret of this island!

The best introduction to phonics reading system!



* Recognize letter sounds
* Trace uppercase and lowercase letters
* Match letters
* Recognize a variety of animals
* Identify beginning sounds

* 90 animal pictures situated in colorful sceneries, accompanied by authentic animal sounds and phonetic sounds of the animals’ initial letters
* 21 wonderful, professionally illustrated sceneries
* 7 alphabet phonetic sectors divided according to the Montessori methodology
* A series of fun mini-games
* Reward stickers
* Surprise upon completion of all levels
* Easy-to-use, child-friendly interface
* High-quality audio spoken by a professional voice-over actress
* Friendly, encouraging environment
Hello everyone! Are you up to an adventure? I am Abby the Monkey, the friend you know from a highly-successful application series by 22learn, and I have prepared one for you! If you want to EXPLORE a strange animal island and LEARN PHONETIC LETTER SOUNDS, you shouldn’t wait a minute, and come with me!!!

But first let me tell you a story….
Once upon a time, there was an island, an island of indescribable beauty and magnificence. There found a shelter the animals small and large, slimy and furry, savage and tame—all protected from evil hunters and curious eyes, supplied with food from the bountiful earth. Each year, a special event was held, when one, and only one, person from the whole humankind was selected and transported to the island (blinded, to preserve the island’s secrecy) to appreciate its beauty and spread the word about it, so that the island would never be forgotten.

The legend has it, that deep inside the rocky hill on the island, a treasure is kept. Yet, no one knows its secret anymore because the last humankind representative had enraged the animals on the island, and since then, the animals decided never to invite anyone again, and the island got lost in time and space.

All that remains from our knowledge is that through the whole island, a very special train goes. The train has a mind of its own and likes it when the passengers’ names start from certain sounds! It is said, that if someone was ever capable to fulfill all the train’s wishes, the train would transport the lucky being deep inside the rocks and reveal the island’s precious treasure!

But, you are asking, what does all this have to do with me, monkey Abby? Well, imagine what happened to me just recently! I was flying around with my plane when, out of the blue, the storm hit and my plane got lost!

And now, I am on this weird island that looks exactly like the legendary Phonics Island I told you about! Wohoo, how exciting! But I need someone to help me with all the strange tasks the train asks me to do! Do you want to be the one who will help me, and discover the island’s treasure together with me?

Thank you for your purchase!

Pros and cons of Phonics Island • Letter Sounds app for iPhone and iPad

Phonics Island • Letter Sounds app good for

Ive said it before with other Abby apps and Ill say it again... My kids Love these apps! I look forward future apps that you release and keep up the great work! :-)
My 3rd year old son has honed his literary skills, which are constantly improving in areas such as letter sounds, letter recognition, names of animals, sounds of animals, etc. He is also engaged at all times and works hard to earn those animal sticker rewards after each subsequent level. He really likes "exploring" the island and has gone through the entire alphabet and is replaying it over and over learning new animal names and earning more and more stickers! Overall, this game is challenging, age-appropriate, and very educational! Totally worth the price of admission!
I am working with children and I tried this app with them, and they all adored the game - it is very entertaning for them. Saves me lots of work devising activities myself! The developer also includes occasional updates of new activities. Great pronunciation, excellent sounds and graphic.
Great game! It is making learning the phonetics fun for my child. She loves the popping balloon area best.
My son really loves this app, but after tracing the letters so many times he doesnt want to do that anymore. I can turn that function off in the settings when using my iPad, but it does not show that function on the Kurio tablet. It just doesnt make sense because all the other options are there. I checked the developers web site and could not find a solution so I just emailed them today. Ill post if they provide a solution. P.s. Check the developers website link for solutions to most of your issues Mark

Some bad moments

Downloaded the full version but still only allows ATMS section and nothing else
As others have said you still dont get the full version even after purchasing. Super frustrating. It also doesnt ever say the name of the letter, it only shows the letter and makes the sound. Im trying to get my daughter to associate the sound with the letter name, but thats not going to happen on this app.
Purchased paid version after enjoying free version. What a rip off! Paid version is the same as free version. Does not allow you to go past first level letters. Buyer beware.
Real nice app and totally enggaging for my little one. He already started picking up alphabets so quickly. Thank you!
I have an 8 year old son with CP, and amazed how hes able to work this app with sounds and put them together. He understands he gets to pick out stickers when he does good and doesnt lose interest like many of our other word apps. Awesome!!!
This is a fun, cute and engaging app. It’s bright and easy to use with a theme that will grab the attention of any young kid. My kiddo has been hooked on it since we got it, and I’ve seen her make some great progress on her letter sounds as a result!

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