Tap the Cat – Reading Eggs Review

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Continuing with the Eggy apps, here is Tap the Cat – Reading Eggs Review.  Available for iPad (ISO 4.0 or later)

Reading 1

 

 

 

When you begin and tap the play button the balloons pops.

 

 

 

reading 2

Then you are brought to this screen,to choose which of the 9 activities you’d like to do.  There’s writing, letters, smart quiz, speak and listen, making words, draw and paint, time to rhyme, vocabulary, and sight words.

 

 

 

 

reading 5

 

 

Writing – A piece of lined paper and a word are on the page, your child will then trace the word and asked if they like their writing.

 

 

 

 

Letters – You find the matching letter (only 4 are given at a time).  They tell you the letter as well as the sound that letter makes.  Great for beginners!

Smart Quiz – listen to the question and find the matching picture.  Example “Carrot begins with c.  Which on begins like carrot” the pictures would be a lion, rabbit and cat.  Once you choose cat you get a little tune.  The questions do change to keep you child involved.  The next example question is Ï look like a mouse, but I am bigger.  Who am I?” The pictures are a chicken, rat and frog.

reading 3

 

Speak & Listen – This is a recording one.  Your given a written word and asked to tap to record yourself saying the word.  Then you can play it back and are asked if you said the correct word.

 

 

 

 

Making Words – A picture of a word is shown (Example – Pan), the app will then sound out the word Pan and you are given blank tiles to fill in the word out of 4 letters.

Draw and Paint – Is just that, you pick a picture and color it.

Time to Rhyme – A figure of a house is given with this phrase “On the house I see a _____”, above the house are 3 pictures a mouse, hat, and ear of corn.  Then you move the mouse to the house and get a congratulations.

Vocabulary – Tap the word to hear it and then match it to the picture.

reading 4

 

Sight Word – Help the bunny get home.  In this repetition app, the bunny jumps on about 6 carrots all the same word to get home.  Another great one for the beginners.

 

 

 

I really like this series of apps, lots of learning and not realizing it.  There’s one more!  Look for my last Eggy app – Spelling!

 

 

 

 

 

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24 comments

  1. Wow, this looks like a wonderful learning app. I love that the characters seem to interact nicely with the child too!

  2. Leilani says:

    This looks like a great educational app!

  3. Lisa says:

    I’ll have to show my son this!

  4. My kids love the iPad – and they learn a lot when they use apps like this!

  5. I like the variety of different activities they’re using to secure the concepts.

  6. Maryann says:

    I bet my youngest would like this. He loves his leap frog explorer.

  7. Maria Iemma says:

    My grandkids are so good with the iPad – I guess it is the generation that has never remembered being without one.

  8. LyndaS says:

    What a great way to learn.

  9. No iPad here, would love it for a tablet.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I have a couple friends that swear by The Reading Egg.

  11. Lolo says:

    Such a fun educational app!

  12. Donna says:

    How cute! I bet my nephews would like this!

  13. Tammy says:

    I love educational iPad apps – that’s a great way to teach kids while they have fun too!

  14. Jenn says:

    What a fun way to learn!

  15. Looks like a great app!

  16. Toni says:

    This looks like a great learning app.

  17. Mellisa says:

    I think my daughter would love this.

  18. Looks like a great program!

  19. Nice beginner app. This seems like a great way to introduce reading to very young ones without overwhelming them quickly!

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