animations, interactivity and spunky music make for an absorbing early
literacy experience. Three groups of core phonics sets ("ap," "it," "op") are presented individually with songs and animations, followed by word creations (for example, "h" plus "it" makes "hit," "spl" plus "it" makes
"split") plus fun games like splitting rocks, popping popcorn kernels
and catching hats and blankets blowing in the wind.
Hideout: Early Reading is based on SEEL (Systemic and Engaging Early Literacy) created by Brigham Young University. It's totally FREE with no in-app purchases!
Hideout teaches kids how to read through a series of fun activities that emphasize letter-sound association and word repetition. These activities make use of blending and reading short vowel words within meaningful contexts. Interactive activities highlight a core of words that share a phonic pattern. Engaging activities, set within relevant situations, provide meaning and purpose for reading and creating words. The activities vary in the situations they present and in the ways word meanings are illustrated. The variation in the activities captures children’s interest. Each activity permits children to read and create words that relate to the particular scene (or fun context) and provides opportunities to read words to convey ideas. Hideout, developed at Brigham Young University, replicates the kind of interactive face-to-face lessons that are available through the SEEL (Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy) website (see education.byu.edu/seel).