Going Both Ways

That’s right…Speechie Apps now officially goes both ways. Expect to start seeing a beautiful balance of reviews for both Apple AND Android apps, ‘cuz I just ordered the Nexus 7 tablet from Google!!! This, of course, was a selfless act of love for my lovely Android #slpeeps. It has nothing–nothing–to do with my intense need for a device that allows for customization (widgets! home screen launchers! NO NEWSSTAND APP THAT WON’T HIDE IN A FOLDER!). No, dear readers, I did this solely for you. Because you are awesome. (And no worries, Apple readers–I still have my iPhone and iPad.) Anyway, enough of this mushy talk! Comment and let me know what apps (or types of apps) for Android I should be reviewing first!

9 thoughts on “Going Both Ways

  1. Awesome : ) Here’s a couple suggestions : KidLibs, Kids ABC Phonics, Phonics 2 Readers, Reading Monster (1,2,3), Kids Learn to Read, Practice English, First Grade Smart Kids, Second Grade Smart Kids, Practice English, iStoryBooks, Phase 10, and Sight Word Scholar…Look forward to hearing more about Android !

      • I have a Samsung Galaxy tab which I use for my remote, access and then a couple iphones one of which I use for my telephone then other is just for apps that don’t require a connection. Haven’t splurged on an ipad, yet but might do so before the new school year starts ! Love the apps on the iphones but the screen size is so small. Really like the android, but the apps aren’t near as plentiful !! … Kristen

  2. Opps comma went in the wrong place in the first sentence ! Tried to cancel my reply once I noticed but it wouldn’t let me…..lol….

  3. Hi ! It’s me again : ) I came accross an article “Top 17 Free Elementary Reading Apps for Android” by Cammy Harbison today that listed the following:
    1. Kids Reading (Preschool) FREE – this app focuses on blending practice to begin reading three letter words.
    2. Phonics Awareness – focuses on segments, blends and vowel sounds
    3. Droid Spell Kids (Free) – fun spelling practice game that features pictures which children try to figure out how to spell.
    4. Dolch Sight Words Flashcards – helps students learn common English word which don’t follow conventional phonics.
    5. Kids Animal ABC Alphabet sound – fun app for learning letters and their sound. Features animal photo, real animal sound and shaking the mobile device causes the letter to animate. Great for kinesthetic learners.
    6. Tiki Bear Phonics Vowel Sounds – focuses on vowel sounds with interactive games.
    7. Kids ABC Alphabets Phonics A-Z – flashes letters with sound and pictures to build letter recognition.
    8. Abc Phonics Features letter pronunciation with three picture/words as an example of each letter and a Sketch tool for drawing letters.
    9. Kids Zoo Animal Sounds Phonics – great letter recognition app featuring animals for each consonant sound.
    10. ABC Flash Cards for Kids – very cute pictures with this alphabet recognition app.
    11. Sight Words Sentence Builder – This fun game covers all levels of Dolch Sight Words and lets students practice them in context, assembling short sentences from given words.
    12. Bubble Pop Reading Free – fun game style app which teaches students common word families and rhyming words.
    13. Word Domino Free – letters game for kids and grownups. Great vocabulary and reading skill builder, in this game players build words with the given syllables blocks. In each game, words belong to a specific category.
    14. Play Tales – great reading app resource with over 40 stories in English, Spanish and 5 other languages!
    15. iStory Books Free books that read itself to your little ones! Yes the books include text and audio. We publish a new book every 2 weeks. Kids can enjoy these books on their own or you can read to them.
    16. MeeGenius Read-along word highlighting promotes word recognition among young readers. Kids can read the stories on their own or follow along with the narration.
    17. Funny Stories – Colorful Vitamin Great app! Teaches kids about vitamins in fruit and vegetables while building reading skills. 3 modes “Read to me”, “Read it myself”, “Auto Play” – plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Includes Picture / Word association – words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched.
    Thanks ! Kristen

    • Wow!!! You are AWESOME. Thank you so much. As soon as I get the tablet in the mail, I will be exploring this list! Based on your suggestions here and above, can I assume you enjoy literacy? 😉

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