Little Poets is a fun app that opens the world of poetry for kids. It offers parents the comfort of knowing that their children are having fun whilst learning and offers children an engaging way of playing with words and developing their poetry and literacy skills.
The app developers at enablinGenius LTD provide something that is both original and educational. By introducing the joy of poetry through exploration, children can experience words as fun. Aimed at preschool and Reception/Year 1 and equivalent in the United Kingdom and the Common Core standards in the USA. It offers 12 lessons (11 of which require in app purchases, totaling $5.99) each lesson opens with a video where the main characters Mr Pirate, Blue and Sam teach children the key skills needed for literacy.
Some of the areas covered are: use of adjectives, rhyming words, unfamiliar words, reciting, writing simple poems, reviewing and writing plus so much more. After each session, the children can reinforce their learning through quizzes. At the end of each session there’s a nice reward in store too.
As a parent with an interest in education, I especially liked the section informing parents all about what your child should know and at what stage. It’s very easy to use and really engaging. The animation is fun and thought through and is designed to complement the learning outcome for each section rather than be the dominant factor.
If you’re looking for an app to engage and encourage young learners, then I highly recommend it. I can see it being used within schools and pre-school environments too, such is its intrinsic educational value.
The developers aim apparently was to create an imaginative and interactive app that encourages a love and joy of poetry and words. I think it achieves this and is worth the in app purchase required.
Little Poets is available on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is FREE to download, with one episode free. The whole package of 12 episodes can be purchased via In-App Purchase for $5.99.
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For more poetry for kids ideas and resources, please visit our Poetry for Kids page.
Today’s app is reviewed by Iona Burchell. Iona is a wife and mum of two. She is a freelance writer, and has written for online and print media in a range of subjects varying from education to sport to travel. You can find her blog at www.redpeffer.me or tweet @Redpeffer.