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Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic HD

Age Level: Ages 0–5, Ages 5-8

Winner 2011 Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review

What a fun way to practice reading and writing! This is a great little phonetic book that has sentences that you spell out, using the sounds of the letter to help you figure how to spell! With each level your task gets harder. First you have a picture and a sentence that is spoken out-loud to you. You then break it down, one word at a time, spelling each phonetically using only the letters in a specific word (i.e if the word is cat you get the letters c, a, t placed randomly across the screen and you put them in order). As levels progress you find yourself with the same sentence, but this time there are lots of letters to choose from. For example, c, a, t will be joined with letters like d, m, h, and f. By clicking on a letter you can hear how it sounds and figure out how to spell words like sam, cat, hat and the like.

It's just a great learning tool to teach spelling and phonics. My favorite part is that it gets a little more challenging with every step, and yet the words are familiar so kids can really practice spelling.

I recommend you check out Bob Books #2 as well.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • Sound out Words
  • Spell Words
  • Make Pictures Come Alive!
  • Gradually becomes more challenging as you progress through levels
  • Skip a level or come back to a level you've already done.
  • Free Demo Version Available in App Store

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