Pocket Phonics is a very good educational app for pre-readers to practice saying letter sounds, writing letters and sounding out short words. Thoughtfully designed with good messaging like "keep practicing and you will improve!" We love that - so much better than the constant flattery in other apps. Note: this app needs sound, so if you want absolute peace and quiet, steer your kid to another app.
Skills: phonics, letters
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Grade(s): preschool, kindergarten