Ready-K is a Kindergarten readiness app that charts the progress of your child according to Common Core Standards, so of course we love that! It’s very comprehensive in helping kids get ready for kindergarten. It covers the following topics:
1. Quantitative language
2. Early literacy (including print awareness, vocabulary, alphabetical knowledge and phonological awareness
3. Visual discrimination (including visual scanning, event sequencing, size comparison, classifying and pattern recognition)
4. Color Awareness
6. Math and numbers awareness (including number recognition, rote counting, one-to-one correspondence, number sense, addition and subtraction
7. Positional understanding
8. Descriptive language
The information in this app is imparted through games led by a cute little puppy, Bacciz. The child gets to interact with the puppy each time they answer a question correctly. I was skeptical that that alone would keep kids engaged, but my 4 year old loved to answer the questions to see what Bacciz would do next. There you go.
The most brilliant thing about this app, in my humble opinion, is the progress report. The app analyses the child’s competency level in each category and keeps an on going progress report about where your child excels and where they could use a little extra boost of attention.
The one thing it does not cover, and understandably so because it is too difficult to quantify, is dexterity. The keyboard has replaced handwriting, but kids still need to know how to write and color, so a few worksheet components would make this app outstanding, even if the parents have to chart their child’s progress on their own.
With a child about to officially enter the school system, this app is a very welcome introduction to Common Core Standards.
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Today’s app is reviewed by Elizabeth Wolf. Elizabeth blogs about parenting, culture and travel at LeMaisonLoup.com. You can also find her on Twitter @WolfBetty