Sunday, June 8, 2014

Phonics and Reading with McGuffey for Android and Kindle Fire Review (Tomoson).

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I received Phonics and Reading with McGuffey, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The app, created by Literacy Soft, is geared towards adult learners; home schoolers; dyslexic readers; and ESL students. I wanted to review the app for my son, who is Autistic and ADHD. He struggles with phonics and reading.  He learns better using technology: computers, DVDS, and his tablet.


I received a copy of the Phonics program through an .apk file. I thought the installation would be easy but I was wrong. I have a  Kindle fire, an Android phone, and a Nabi 2 for my son. I did not have enough memory on the Kindle or phone to install the files. I tried for days removing everything I could but even with enough space on the sim card, the files would not install. Then, I remembered the Nabi. The files installed quick on my son's tablet since he doesn't have too many files on there.


Once I installed the file, you can set-up the user profiles. You can set up a maximum of 10 profiles. 


Once I got Brad's profile set-up, you can start the lessons. The app has 54 lessons. The lessons vary by level and activities. Some of the activities include flash cards, illustrations, spelling words, quizzes, and a phonics blender. The app does talk as well. I do recommend using a headset. The lessons was hard to hear at times, even with the volume up. 

Brad enjoyed the lessons. I also liked the lessons when I went through the files after installation. 


Itunes. Current price 19.99
Google Play Current price 9.99
PC trial version is available for immediate download on the Literacy Soft Website.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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