Materials + App = Even more fun!
What educators love about our App!
“I really like using the app with the children…they love it! I have a student who is not interested in reading at all and struggles with the letter sounds. He is enjoying the app and actually asks to use it! I travel from school to school, so it is great to have Lively Letters in an app.” ~ Michaela A. , SLP
Q. Is this app available for iPhones and other tablets besides the iPad?
A. Yes, this iPhone is now available for iPhones in addition to iPads!
Q. When I select plain letters, why are all the icons there except the “book” icon for hearing the letter sound stories in English or Spanish?
A. Although all of the other feature icons are accessible with plain letters, the letter sound story icons are only present when the Lively Letters type of letters are selected, as the stories reference specific details in the pictures.
Q. How do I stop the letter sound story if I don’t want to hear the whole thing?
A. You can just press the “ear” icon to play the sound, and that will stop the story.
Q. Should I choose to work first with lowercase or uppercase letters?
A. In Lively Letters™ the initial focus is on lowercase letters for best carryover to improve phonemic awareness, reading, and spelling, especially for struggling students. For non-struggling students, working with uppercase letters before or while working on lowercase is not as much of an issue.
Q. I noticed that in the uppercase letter selections, you have a “Q,” as well as “QU.” Which should I use?
A. We gave you both options to select from, with separate stories, because some teachers prefer to teach the letter “Q” alone. Others prefer to teach it with the “U,” to match the lowercase “qu.”
Q. When selecting plain uppercase letters, there is a “C,” and there is also a “C” with what looks like an upside down “v.” What is that?
A. That upside down “v” represents the picture of the rock that is in the Lively Letters™ story for both lowercase and uppercase hard and soft “C.”