The Apps

World of Symbophonics

First in the series of 2 apps.
Start learning to read with World of Symbophonics.  Get to know how words are made and then learn the sounds of the Symbos and letters.

Symbophonics Star Words

Second in the series of 2 apps.
Now that you know the building blocks of English, begin to construct words and read them before finally typing out the words yourself correctly spelled.

Symbophonics Transcriber Lite - FREE

Convert words to the words with Symbophonics Symbols.

Symbophonics Transcriber Pro

Convert words to the words with Symbophonics Symbols.

World of Symbophonics App

The Games
Treasure Chest Crack / Magic Gems
Phoneme Segmentation
In this game we break down words into their individual sounds/phonemes for you to reconstruct the words phoneme by phoneme.

After hearing the word the press on the gems/keys to hear the phonemes that make up the sounds.  The gems/keys must be placed in the correct chests in the order to put the word together again.

Pirate Ship Attack / Balloon Busters
Sound to Symbol Recognition

In this game we play a sound for you to identify the symbol or letter that represents that sound.

Press on the chest to sound a phoneme and then select the correct symbol or letter (character) before time runs out.

Pirate Train Blast / Ice Cream Train
Symbol to Sound Recognition

In this game we bring characters before you. You must identify which sound they represents.

Listen to the sounds played by the detonators/ice cream cones and remember which sound is associated with which detonator/ice cream cone.
Each carriage carries a character.

Select the detonator/ice cream cone which carries the sound associated with the character in the first carriage or select the skull detonator/ice cream cup if it is none of them.

Selecting the correct detonator/ice cream cone destroys the carriage.
Then select the detonator/ice cream cone which carries the sound associated with the character in the next carriage and so on until all carriages are destroyed or until the train reaches the other end of the screen.

Flash Cards
Symbol Recognition and Vocalization

In this game we bring characters before you. You must identify which sound they represents.

A character is displayed. Once you recognise the character stop the clock, read it out loud and then check to hear if you got it right before self-marking. The game then proceeds to the next character.

Settings/Options

Each game has a Settings page where you can select from various options, depending on the game, including:

a. Choose between basic (phonemes) and complex (sequence of phonemes) or use Phoneme Selection mode to select exactly which of these you would like to test.
b. Choose number of characters or sounds.
c. Choose the speed to challenge the child to answer more quickly.
d. Choose word size.

A character is displayed. Once you recognise the character stop the clock, read it out loud and then check to hear if you got it right before self-marking. The game then proceeds to the next character.

Score Pages

At the end of each game the score is given together with encouraging words.

Other Features
Songs
Making learning the characters easy and fun

Songs with videos teach the child the phonemes used in English.
Song titles are:
Short Vowels
Long Vowels
R-controlled Vowels and
Consonants Song

Symbos – Reference Page
Exploring the Phonemes and Characters

Here the child can explore the characters, the sounds and the relationships between them by pressing on the cards.

Symbophonics Star Words

The Games
Word Builder
Phoneme/Grapheme Blending

In this game we break down words into their individual sounds/phonemes for you to reconstruct the words phoneme by phoneme.

A word is sounded, then the constituent graphemes are presented in random order. Put the word together again by dragging the graphemes into the spacemen in the correct order.

Word Flash
Blending & Reading

In this game we display words for you to read.

A word is displayed. Attempt to read it out loud then stop the clock and check to hear if you got it right before self-marking.

Spell Choice
Correct Spelling Recognition

In this game we present two options of spelling a word must identify which one is correct.

A word is sounded. Two alternative spellings of the word are presented only one of which is correct. Select the correct spelling before moving on to the next word.

Word Spell
Spelling

In this game we dictate words for you to correctly spell.

A word is sounded. You must type out the word correctly to gain points and move onto the next word.

Settings/Options

Each game has Settings page where you can select from various options, depending on the game, including:
a. Choose which group of words to test (Phase 1 = first hundred, Phase 2 = second hundred etc.) or use Word Selection to select (or deselect) words to test from these groups.
b. Choose to test different number of  words per game.
c. Choose to display words with or without Symbos as default.
d. Choose game length .

Score Pages

At the end of each game the score is given together with encouraging words.

Symbophonics Transcriber Lite – FREE

Type a word and let the transcriber convert it to the text with Symbophonics Symbols.

A word is sounded. You must type out the word correctly to gain points and move onto the next word.

Symbophonics Transcriber Pro

Type a word, phrase or paragraph and let the transcriber convert it to the text with Symbophonics Symbols.  Send it to create a printable PDF document.