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Gappy Learns Reading

Gappy Learns Reading

Little 10 Robot, LLC

Beginning Readers-CVC words

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  • Get this for early reading May 15, 2018

    By Sighants95
    This app is awesome. It has multiple levels at different difficulties. Love to build the houses. Recommend.
  • Stop Looking! May 21, 2018

    By Proud Dad of 2
    If you are looking for the perfect app to teach children how to begin reading (in a fun way)....you just found it.
  • Great May 14, 2018

    By gotdog
    This is a wonderful fun app. Getting kids a head start on reading! It entertains and the kids learn more about reading
  • My favorite phonics app for beginners Apr 24, 2018

    By Gym Mommy
    This is my favorite phonics app for my child who is just learning letter sounds.
  • One of the only phonics apps that gets it right Mar 31, 2014

    By SLP2592
    There are so many HORRIBLE phonics apps out there. So many people write them without understanding the basics of phonics instruction and phonemic awareness. I see way too many "phonics" apps that claim to be for beginning readers and spellers that include things like sight words that don't follow basic phonics rules and are not meant to be sounded out, or R-controlled vowels, digraphs, or diphthongs in what are supposed to be basic CVC words. Gappy gets it right. These are real CVC wordsthat are exactly what you need when you are teaching a child how to break a word into its individual phonemes and then use that info to spell the word. Since Spinlight Studio is one of the few to get this right, I am BEGGING you to add more apps or features: increase the field of letters that the child chooses from (maybe choices of 6, 8, or 10), make an app for CCVC words (stop, flat, crab) and CVCC words (fast, jump, pink, pots, mops); make a separate app or option for digraphs (sh, ch, th); make an app that compares CVC words to CVCe (silent e words: cap vs cape). Since you are one of the only developers who seems to get this, please make more!!
  • Good for Special Ed Mar 21, 2013

    By AnnienRu
    As a speech Language pathologist, I am always looking for apps to use with my students that elicits opportunities to work on social language such as making requests and turn taking skills while hitting an academic area as well. This app works well for that. It is easy for kids to navigate. The woman's sounding out of each word is slow but natural sounding. Great modeling of sound blending. Love character's name as Gappy. Once I explained what Gap meant and that there were gaps in the word that they needed to fill in. Also like that when they get it wrong, the cue is quiet and not highly reinforcing. I have a lot of students with autism and many apps make the wrong answer cue so reinforcing that my students gravitate toward getting it wrong to get that reinforcement. On all your apps I love that the correct reinforcement is subtle and they are building towards something, in this case, changing Gabby's house. Great job!!!!! Ruth
  • fun app! Dec 15, 2013

    By bajebooth
    Help Gappy, the sweet bunny, rebuild and decorate his house by learning phonics and spelling sight words. Choose a level and select the correct letter to get Gappy across a number of bridges to his house. Once there, you earn parts of a house to mix and match in making the best home for Gappy. There are 4 levels increasing in difficulty from making words by adding 1 letter to spelling the word in its entirety. There are nearly 200 sight words, so this app will have staying power for a long time. For sensory sensitive kids, I would definitely turn off the music to prevent overload, and allow a kid time to process the instruction. There are links to other apps under a secured button. Recommended.
  • Great way to learn letters, sounds and words Jul 31, 2013

    By Karrat19
    This app is brilliantly structured. The four levels offer a learning experience to different ages and skill sets. My three year old is challenged on level one to find the letter needed to finish the word "you need the letter a to finish the word". And my 6 year old is challenged in level 4 to spell the word on his own. The words are then sounded out twice in each level. All of this and my kids enjoy playing because it is fun and rewarding. I love how the kids collect prizes that they can be creative with. Thank you for another wonderful leaning app.
  • Learning to Read has never been better! Dec 16, 2014

    By Connor1468
    Gappy Learns Reading is the best app out there to help your kids learn how to read and sound out letters. In this app, you have to sound out letter to make a word. The word will then create a bridge that Gappy can jump over to eventually reach his home, where a gift will be waiting for you. Each gift is a new piece you can use to design your home. Ex. Doors, windows, fences, etc. this is so much fun for the kids, and will keep them learning for hours!
  • Educational & Fun Dec 16, 2014

    By Gameraterextreme
    My nephew is constantly learning new words and how to spell them out. This is a great app and I recommend it to parents!! There's a section where your little ones can hear the alphabet so your kids will learn how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet. Your kids will learn new three letter words while helping gappy cross the bridge by filling in the gap with the correct letter and each level you pass on you will be rewarded a piece of gappy's house to change.
  • Get this for early reading May 15, 2018

    By Sighants95
    This app is awesome. It has multiple levels at different difficulties. Love to build the houses. Recommend.
  • Stop Looking! May 21, 2018

    By Proud Dad of 2
    If you are looking for the perfect app to teach children how to begin reading (in a fun way)....you just found it.
  • Great May 14, 2018

    By gotdog
    This is a wonderful fun app. Getting kids a head start on reading! It entertains and the kids learn more about reading
  • My favorite phonics app for beginners Apr 24, 2018

    By Gym Mommy
    This is my favorite phonics app for my child who is just learning letter sounds.
  • One of the only phonics apps that gets it right Mar 31, 2014

    By SLP2592
    There are so many HORRIBLE phonics apps out there. So many people write them without understanding the basics of phonics instruction and phonemic awareness. I see way too many "phonics" apps that claim to be for beginning readers and spellers that include things like sight words that don't follow basic phonics rules and are not meant to be sounded out, or R-controlled vowels, digraphs, or diphthongs in what are supposed to be basic CVC words. Gappy gets it right. These are real CVC wordsthat are exactly what you need when you are teaching a child how to break a word into its individual phonemes and then use that info to spell the word. Since Spinlight Studio is one of the few to get this right, I am BEGGING you to add more apps or features: increase the field of letters that the child chooses from (maybe choices of 6, 8, or 10), make an app for CCVC words (stop, flat, crab) and CVCC words (fast, jump, pink, pots, mops); make a separate app or option for digraphs (sh, ch, th); make an app that compares CVC words to CVCe (silent e words: cap vs cape). Since you are one of the only developers who seems to get this, please make more!!
  • Good for Special Ed Mar 21, 2013

    By AnnienRu
    As a speech Language pathologist, I am always looking for apps to use with my students that elicits opportunities to work on social language such as making requests and turn taking skills while hitting an academic area as well. This app works well for that. It is easy for kids to navigate. The woman's sounding out of each word is slow but natural sounding. Great modeling of sound blending. Love character's name as Gappy. Once I explained what Gap meant and that there were gaps in the word that they needed to fill in. Also like that when they get it wrong, the cue is quiet and not highly reinforcing. I have a lot of students with autism and many apps make the wrong answer cue so reinforcing that my students gravitate toward getting it wrong to get that reinforcement. On all your apps I love that the correct reinforcement is subtle and they are building towards something, in this case, changing Gabby's house. Great job!!!!! Ruth
  • fun app! Dec 15, 2013

    By bajebooth
    Help Gappy, the sweet bunny, rebuild and decorate his house by learning phonics and spelling sight words. Choose a level and select the correct letter to get Gappy across a number of bridges to his house. Once there, you earn parts of a house to mix and match in making the best home for Gappy. There are 4 levels increasing in difficulty from making words by adding 1 letter to spelling the word in its entirety. There are nearly 200 sight words, so this app will have staying power for a long time. For sensory sensitive kids, I would definitely turn off the music to prevent overload, and allow a kid time to process the instruction. There are links to other apps under a secured button. Recommended.
  • Great way to learn letters, sounds and words Jul 31, 2013

    By Karrat19
    This app is brilliantly structured. The four levels offer a learning experience to different ages and skill sets. My three year old is challenged on level one to find the letter needed to finish the word "you need the letter a to finish the word". And my 6 year old is challenged in level 4 to spell the word on his own. The words are then sounded out twice in each level. All of this and my kids enjoy playing because it is fun and rewarding. I love how the kids collect prizes that they can be creative with. Thank you for another wonderful leaning app.
  • Learning to Read has never been better! Dec 16, 2014

    By Connor1468
    Gappy Learns Reading is the best app out there to help your kids learn how to read and sound out letters. In this app, you have to sound out letter to make a word. The word will then create a bridge that Gappy can jump over to eventually reach his home, where a gift will be waiting for you. Each gift is a new piece you can use to design your home. Ex. Doors, windows, fences, etc. this is so much fun for the kids, and will keep them learning for hours!
  • Educational & Fun Dec 16, 2014

    By Gameraterextreme
    My nephew is constantly learning new words and how to spell them out. This is a great app and I recommend it to parents!! There's a section where your little ones can hear the alphabet so your kids will learn how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet. Your kids will learn new three letter words while helping gappy cross the bridge by filling in the gap with the correct letter and each level you pass on you will be rewarded a piece of gappy's house to change.
  • Disappointed Nov 29, 2019

    By Adriana628
    Doesn’t work. Looks like it would be good, but the image doesn’t fit on the screen so it becomes unusable. Very disappointing! This app came in a bundle with 9 others. Several have this same problem!
  • Not working on my IPhone Jan 17, 2020

    By JulJilJud
    The app does not adjust to the size of the screen on my IPhone so you cannot see the full screen and we haven’t even had the chance to really try the game. Waste of money.
  • Does not fit screen Mar 27, 2020

    By Wolfhound25!!!
    This game was a waste of money! It does not adjust to the iPhone.
  • Better for 5 and under beginning readers Jan 23, 2016

    By jckk22
    I regularly have purchased literacy and numeracy apps for my children over the past 4 years, so I have a experience and fair idea of what constitutes challenging, yet age appropriate content in a game. I have recently become frustrated with itunes (or the game creators') age categorization for kids, 5 and under and then 6-8 does not accurately reflect content. Getting to the point, this game is better suited for 5 and under. This game may be a good educational game for early phonics and sight word learners, ie. ages 4-5. It is way too easy for a first grader or a child reading beyond three letter sight words, even at the most difficult setting.

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  • Get this for early reading May 15, 2018

    By Sighants95
    This app is awesome. It has multiple levels at different difficulties. Love to build the houses. Recommend.
  • Stop Looking! May 21, 2018

    By Proud Dad of 2
    If you are looking for the perfect app to teach children how to begin reading (in a fun way)....you just found it.
  • Great May 14, 2018

    By gotdog
    This is a wonderful fun app. Getting kids a head start on reading! It entertains and the kids learn more about reading
  • My favorite phonics app for beginners Apr 24, 2018

    By Gym Mommy
    This is my favorite phonics app for my child who is just learning letter sounds.
  • One of the only phonics apps that gets it right Mar 31, 2014

    By SLP2592
    There are so many HORRIBLE phonics apps out there. So many people write them without understanding the basics of phonics instruction and phonemic awareness. I see way too many "phonics" apps that claim to be for beginning readers and spellers that include things like sight words that don't follow basic phonics rules and are not meant to be sounded out, or R-controlled vowels, digraphs, or diphthongs in what are supposed to be basic CVC words. Gappy gets it right. These are real CVC wordsthat are exactly what you need when you are teaching a child how to break a word into its individual phonemes and then use that info to spell the word. Since Spinlight Studio is one of the few to get this right, I am BEGGING you to add more apps or features: increase the field of letters that the child chooses from (maybe choices of 6, 8, or 10), make an app for CCVC words (stop, flat, crab) and CVCC words (fast, jump, pink, pots, mops); make a separate app or option for digraphs (sh, ch, th); make an app that compares CVC words to CVCe (silent e words: cap vs cape). Since you are one of the only developers who seems to get this, please make more!!
  • Good for Special Ed Mar 21, 2013

    By AnnienRu
    As a speech Language pathologist, I am always looking for apps to use with my students that elicits opportunities to work on social language such as making requests and turn taking skills while hitting an academic area as well. This app works well for that. It is easy for kids to navigate. The woman's sounding out of each word is slow but natural sounding. Great modeling of sound blending. Love character's name as Gappy. Once I explained what Gap meant and that there were gaps in the word that they needed to fill in. Also like that when they get it wrong, the cue is quiet and not highly reinforcing. I have a lot of students with autism and many apps make the wrong answer cue so reinforcing that my students gravitate toward getting it wrong to get that reinforcement. On all your apps I love that the correct reinforcement is subtle and they are building towards something, in this case, changing Gabby's house. Great job!!!!! Ruth
  • Great way to learn letters, sounds and words Jul 31, 2013

    By Karrat19
    This app is brilliantly structured. The four levels offer a learning experience to different ages and skill sets. My three year old is challenged on level one to find the letter needed to finish the word "you need the letter a to finish the word". And my 6 year old is challenged in level 4 to spell the word on his own. The words are then sounded out twice in each level. All of this and my kids enjoy playing because it is fun and rewarding. I love how the kids collect prizes that they can be creative with. Thank you for another wonderful leaning app.
  • Learning to Read has never been better! Dec 16, 2014

    By Connor1468
    Gappy Learns Reading is the best app out there to help your kids learn how to read and sound out letters. In this app, you have to sound out letter to make a word. The word will then create a bridge that Gappy can jump over to eventually reach his home, where a gift will be waiting for you. Each gift is a new piece you can use to design your home. Ex. Doors, windows, fences, etc. this is so much fun for the kids, and will keep them learning for hours!
  • Educational & Fun Dec 16, 2014

    By Gameraterextreme
    My nephew is constantly learning new words and how to spell them out. This is a great app and I recommend it to parents!! There's a section where your little ones can hear the alphabet so your kids will learn how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet. Your kids will learn new three letter words while helping gappy cross the bridge by filling in the gap with the correct letter and each level you pass on you will be rewarded a piece of gappy's house to change.
  • Great for building confidence! Sep 19, 2015

    By Piano playing mom
    My barely 4 year old loves this spelling game. There are 4 different levels and the player has to fill in the missing letter(s) of three letter words. The prize at the end of each level is a new addition to the house. She gets really excited to swap out new doors/Windows/siding on the house. Definitely worth the money to build reading/spelling confidence!
  • fun app! Dec 15, 2013

    By bajebooth
    Help Gappy, the sweet bunny, rebuild and decorate his house by learning phonics and spelling sight words. Choose a level and select the correct letter to get Gappy across a number of bridges to his house. Once there, you earn parts of a house to mix and match in making the best home for Gappy. There are 4 levels increasing in difficulty from making words by adding 1 letter to spelling the word in its entirety. There are nearly 200 sight words, so this app will have staying power for a long time. For sensory sensitive kids, I would definitely turn off the music to prevent overload, and allow a kid time to process the instruction. There are links to other apps under a secured button. Recommended.

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  • Better for 5 and under beginning readers Jan 23, 2016

    By jckk22
    I regularly have purchased literacy and numeracy apps for my children over the past 4 years, so I have a experience and fair idea of what constitutes challenging, yet age appropriate content in a game. I have recently become frustrated with itunes (or the game creators') age categorization for kids, 5 and under and then 6-8 does not accurately reflect content. Getting to the point, this game is better suited for 5 and under. This game may be a good educational game for early phonics and sight word learners, ie. ages 4-5. It is way too easy for a first grader or a child reading beyond three letter sight words, even at the most difficult setting.
  • Disappointed Nov 29, 2019

    By Adriana628
    Doesn’t work. Looks like it would be good, but the image doesn’t fit on the screen so it becomes unusable. Very disappointing! This app came in a bundle with 9 others. Several have this same problem!
  • Not working on my IPhone Jan 17, 2020

    By JulJilJud
    The app does not adjust to the size of the screen on my IPhone so you cannot see the full screen and we haven’t even had the chance to really try the game. Waste of money.
  • Does not fit screen Mar 27, 2020

    By Wolfhound25!!!
    This game was a waste of money! It does not adjust to the iPhone.

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