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Reading and writing aps for the Ipad, are they any good are the available for other tablet platforms (Windows surface, or Android)

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JonWild Thu 11-Dec-14 22:02:57

I'm going to buy a tablet this Christmas, my main motivation is to support my daughter (7) who is struggling with her literacy so I want some fun stuff with words that fits in with her school phonics. I am a card carrying Apple hater but I suspect most of the best literacy aps will only exist for ipads (not windows or android)
Can you recommend any aps and tell me if they are Apple only? I suspect I may have to "get over myself" and go Apple ;-)
Thanks in advance for any help
All the best

Wiifitmama Thu 11-Dec-14 22:05:32

I like reading eggs (younger) and reading eggspress (older). It is a website so no need for a tablet but it also does have apps.

Hulababy Thu 11-Dec-14 22:09:19

I did a fair bit of research and attended some courses when deciding which tablets to buy for for my primary school a couple of years ago. After hearing and seeing what was on offer from a range of viewpoints we went with Apple and now have several iPads and iPad Minis at school.

We have iPads at home too.

The two main Phonics apps we use at school are Pocket Phonics and Twinkl Phonics Suite. I don't know what other platforms they are available for though.

JonWild Sun 14-Dec-14 22:51:58

Thanks Guys great advise, I brought an Ipad yesterday, haven't had a play yet but I think it was the right choice
Thanks again


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