FINALIST FOR BETT (British Education and Training Technology) AWARDS 2015
Dandelion Launchers iBook Unit 1, ‘Sam, Tam, Tim,’ is the first of the Dandelion Launchers enhanced iBook series for beginner readers ages 3-6. This attractive, engaging iBook introduces the letters and corresponding sounds for: ‘s, a, t, i, m’. With just five sounds of the alphabet, the reader can read the four short stories in this unit. A real reading experience for beginner readers! This enhanced iBook has sound files linked to letters and words. Touch the letter and hear the sound with correct pronunciation! Touch the word and hear it sounded out!
Special features in this iBook:
- Letters of the alphabet introduced in step-by-step progression
- Sound files linked to letters model correct pronunciation
- Sound files linked to words model how to sound out words in the text
-The reader can see the letters enlarge as they are sounded out: a multisensory method that teaches letter/sound correspondences
- A short animation rewards the reader at the end of each story
- A short reading game allows revision at the end of the iBook
What people are saying about Dandelion Launchers iBooks:
“A superb resource to further boost the impact of the Dandelion Launchers. Our pupils are loving reading the books interactively and this has increased their motivation and independence. It is perfect that they can access sounds as and when needed. Great for teachers and parents to accelerate reading skills in partnership.” Headteacher, NLE
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My reluctant readers loved this
Wow, my v. reluctant 4 and 6 year olds both happily skipped through this - the 6 year old really struggles with reading, but this was so simple - just the right level for him to be able to pick up speed, and he really enjoyed the feeling of getting through a lot of a pages quickly - very satisfying for him, made a change to the usual reading frustration. Reading on a tablet with words you can tap on and sound out is definitely the future - so much less tortuous (for all concerned!) than the paper based alternative.
I found this book extremely useful for those who are early readers or those struggling to learn sounds.
Working in a primary school with early readers and juniors who need additional help, I found this book a very good teaching aid. The interactive pages and accurate phonetic sounds keep them engaged and eager to continue reading.
This has been a fantastic teaching tool even using it with EAL children as the accurate sounds and bright colourful pages help them engage and encourage copying of sounds and words.
A superb resource to further boost the impact of the Dandelion Launchers. Our pupils are loving reading the books interactively and this has increased their motivation and independence. It is perfect that they can access sounds as and when needed. Great for teachers and parents to accelerate reading skills in partnership.