So many of our Smarten Up students hate to read; the books are too boring, the minutes go too slowly, and for many it is just plain hard. While we have created a lot of great printable games to get over the "learning to read hump," we are also very excited about using a new app called Monkey Word School Adventure to ease the phonics burden.
Monkey Word School Adventure is an entertaining, fast-paced app that will have your child actually asking to "play" a.k.a. practice their reading! The lessons range from letter recognition and writing to spelling and phonics, introducing word components such as consonant blends, digraphs, irregular vowels and more. There is also a special focus on sight words, the vital building blocks of reading and writing.
The game will automatically adjust difficulty levels based on your child's responses, and you can create multiple users so that everyone in the family can join in on the fun and compete for the best scores. What are you waiting for?! Get reading!