Award-winning educational studio, 22learn, launches today Phonics: Fun on Farm, a comprehensive introductory reading program that is designed to turn non-readers into readers. The application is available for a free download as part of its market release promotion on May 9-11. Phonics: Fun on Farm is modeled after the best research-supported techniques for high quality phonics instruction and includes a total of 12 unique reading games. The secret of its reading methodology lies in the gradual introduction of letter sounds. Letter sounds are divided into six levels based on the possibility to form easily decodable words out of them. Right after learning the first five letter sounds, children plunge into reading words and simple captions! This way, Phonics: Fun on Farm harnesses children's intrinsic motivation as they experience joy from being able to read words right from the beginning. There are several key characteristics that make Phonics: Fun on Farm a truly unique reading app. Children independently decide which reading skill they want to practice without being forced into a predetermined progression. This feature gives them a control over their learning and a chance to gain a plenty of practice in each skill. Moreover, the skills introduced in the game build on one another, thus making it possible for a child with no prior knowledge to master the reading basics. The application is extremely comprehensive in terms of its content. The goal of its producers was to create the best phonics app on the market, with the focus on covering every skill that a child needs to learn in order to read. Therefore, parents will be happy to know that the content of Phonics: Fun on Farm covers phonemic awareness, letter sounds, letter writing, encoding, decoding, sight words, and reading fluency development. To keep practicing, children are motivated with stickers with which they can build their own farm. Parents and teachers are able to create profiles for multiple children and have an access to a detailed reporting on the children's reading progress. Features: * 12 engaging games that teach essential reading skills * Complex reading instruction that includes development of phonemic awareness, letter-sound relationships, writing and letter recognition, spelling, and reading fluency * Letter-sound relationships for the sounds of the most common consonants and short vowels * Over 250 decodable words, 100 captions and sentences, and the most frequent sight words * Motivational stickers activity that allows children to build their own farm * Multi-user customization and performance analysis Phonics: Fun on Farm is closely aligned with Common Core English Language Arts Standards and teaches foundational skills for K-Grade 1 children. Device Requirements: * iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch * Requires iOS 6.1 or later * 75.0 MB Pricing and Availability: As part of its market release promotion on May 9-11, Phonics: Fun on Farm 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. 22learn Phonics: Fun on Farm 1.0 Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 Screenshot 3 App Icon 22learn is an award-winning educational studio developing applications for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and primary grade students. Founded by parents of four, 22learn is a family-operated play studio where all developers share passion for children, education, and play. Its best-selling titles include: Abby Basic Skills (proud winner of Recommended Seal by Parents' Choice Foundation), Phonics Island (bearer of Approved Seal by Parents' Choice Foundation), Abby Toddler Animals, Animal Train, and Preschool Shape Puzzles. With more than 3,000,000 downloads, 22learn is one of the most popular producers of educational mobile applications in the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 22learn, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.