Endless Reader is an app to help your child learn key site words in the English language. The child clicks on the word they want to learn and is given a fun animation of monsters running past the word, knocking all of the colorful letters out of order. The child then uses their finger to drag and drop the letters over the word outline in the correct order. Holding a finger over the letter while dragging it also gives the child the pronunciation of the letter. A sentence is then displayed where the child needs to drag the word they just created into a sentence. Other words also need to be dragged into the sentence before it can be completed. Holding a finger over these words also pronounces them for the child. When the sentence is completed, the child is rewarded with a short animated video and the sentence is read aloud. When this is completed, another word can be chosen and the process begins again.
Endless Reader offers users to try the first six sight words for free but requires a purchase to unlock the rest of the app’s content. It is available now on Android and iOS.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
Each activity in the Endless Reader app is helping your child build up their focusing skills. The dragging and dropping of letters to form a word is requiring their attention for a short, sustained period of time. As the child selects different words in the app, they will be asked to focus for different lengths of time depending on the length and difficulty of the word. For example, the word FUNNY will require greater focus than the word ALL. Endless Reader provides the scaffolding needed to help your child work towards focusing for longer periods of time.
Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
Recalling the pronunciation of letters while trying to spell out a word requires our working memory skills. Young children are practicing their working memory when they drag and drop letters to form words and hear the letter pronunciation as they go along. When they are forming sentences by dragging and dropping words, they are also hearing the word while seeing it, building up their working memory for recognizing and using site words.
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