The apps on this list are mostly for iPad and/or iPhone, because I don’t have an Android device, sorry. If you know of a good phonemic awareness or synthetic phonics app that’s not on this list, please let me know about it so I can add it.

Phonological and phonemic awareness (no or few letters)

Learning sounds and letter recognition/formation

Word-building, spelling and reading for young children (mainly one-letter spellings and three-sound words)

Decodable books as apps

Apps containing consonant and/or vowel digraphs and/or consonant blends

Apps which work on more complex spelling concepts and patterns

Movable alphabets/grapheme sets




6 thoughts on “Apps

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    1. alison Post author

      I have heard of GraphoGame, it’s something Stanislas Dehaene talks about, but I didn’t realise it was an app, I thought it was just a computer game. Will get it and add it to my list, thanks heaps! Alison

  2. Andrea Meck

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.|

    1. alison Post author

      Thanks, Andrea. I noticed something was wrong yesterday and asked my webmaster about it, but he has a back injury and has been confined to bed. He is working on it now. Sorry for this but he is usually able to fix things quickly. Alison


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