ABCBasics1 phonics AtoZ
If you have ever practiced teaching English with kids, then you will agree at once that some entertaining but educational programs always come in handy.
It's well known, that kids just love having fun, if at least some fun will be at your English lessons, they will love learning English as well. Filling up some time at the beginning and at the end of each lesson with some amusing tasks will smoothen the burden of the studding process for kids and brush up the lessons.
ABCBasics is exactly the program that meets these needs. It is aimed at children of preschool and primary school age.
The software offers various games that help not only memorize new lexical units, but also properly pronounce and spell them (I am sure you agree that it is an important issue). It is worth mentioning that a chalk board is included into the program, where you can put down some useful notes, or use it while explaining some topics, and then saving it for further use. The interface of the program lets you easily shift between the required tasks according to your needs.
The pros are that the pictures presented are attractive photographs of good quality. It is well known, that bright eye-catching pics are welcome at kids lessons, as visualization contribute to better memorizing.
Another advantage, a distinguished one, is that the developer of the program gives you the possibility to download more entertaining tasks on various topics that are hopefully renewed on the site, thus it can be an add-on for fixing new vocabulary with every new topic studied on and on.
There is still one minor drawback - the program doesn't work in full-window mode, that would do you good at group English lessons.
Surely, children, most likely, will not use the software on their own, as it is obviously not 'Angry birds'-like game, aimed at making fun only.
To my mind, it is definitely worth buying, considering it's fare $3 cost. If you are hesitating, you are given 5 days of the trial period to test the program free of charge.