Word Reading Games That Guide Children to Complete Early Reading Mastery

ABC Reading Magic series word reading games are the next step after your child has mastered our letter sound series.

Included are progressive skill-building games in skill levels that most other reading programs overlook: blending, segmenting and reading. This time-tested and proven process utilizes phonics principles that help improve your children's phonological processing ability, giving them strong foundations in reading.

Each app includes built-in lesson plans as well as male/female voice, font style and letter color options.

Three Skill Levels at This Stage of Reading Development

Skill 1 - Blending

Blending is taking individual letter sounds and combining or blending them into a meaningful word. Blending could be called "auditory reading" or reading only with sounds and no letters. Blending can be a difficult task when first trying and will take patience and persistence to master. For example, the process of turning the letter sounds "b, e, l, and t" into the word "belt" is a neurological challenge for emerging readers. However, it's the best way to prepare your child for the more difficult but essential skill of segmenting.

Skill 2 - Segmenting

Segmenting is one of the most important skills children need for successful spelling, reading and writing. Segmenting can be difficult but our word reading games help build this skill in a fun way. One way to look at segmenting would be spelling words by using the sounds of letters instead of by the names of the letters.

The importance of segmenting and the segmenting feature of our apps cannot be understated. As a parent or teacher, if you don't understand the concept of segmenting, please trust the process and realize that, "The ability to segment is a powerful predictor of future reading success." (Yopp, 1996)

Segmenting is a skill that is often not practiced or even known by most parents and many educators. "The best predictor of reading difficulty in kindergarten or first grade is the inability to segment words and syllables into constituent sound units (phonemic awareness)." (Lyon, 1995).

Segmenting is closely associated with spelling. Segmenting is taking a word and breaking it up into its sound parts. In segmenting, the sounds (not the names) of the letters are used.

Skill 3 - Reading

Our reading word games should be used only after becoming skilled in blending and segmenting. This skill is designed to encourage reading and discourage picture guessing, which is accomplished by keeping the picture hidden until after the user taps on the empty frame. This ensures the child can read the word without the distraction of the picture or the clues the picture provides.

Build Vocabulary

We wanted to give lots of practice in building strong skills with blending, segmenting and reading so we added a large variety of words, many of which are not found in the everyday vocabulary of young learners. Therefore, your child also build a large vocabulary of words he can recognize and pronounce correctly.


ABC Magic Reading 1 word reading games

ABC READING MAGIC 1

Short Vowel Words

Your Child will learn how to blend, segment and read 3-letter, short vowel words

This exciting game app introduces your child to CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as "cat", "box" and "rug". It reinforces letter sound knowledge and helps children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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word reading ABC Magic Reading 1 app

ABC READING MAGIC 2

Consonant Blends

This app focuses on consonant blends-CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant) and CCVC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as "land", "jump" and "nest". It also reinforces letter sound knowledge and helps children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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read words with ABC Magic Reading 3 games

ABC READING MAGIC 3

Multiple Syllables

This app focuses on words with multiple syllables, such as "pumpkin", "nugget" and "fabric". These word games reinforce letter sound knowledge and help children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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ABC Magic Reading 4 for reading words

ABC READING MAGIC 4

This app focuses on words containing phonograms, such as "star", "creek" and "ship". These games further reinforce letter sound knowledge and help children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.

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ABC Magic Reading 5 word reading mastery games

ABC READING MAGIC 5

Silent Final "e"

These app games focus on words with silent final "e", such as "cake", "bike" and "home" and reinforces sound letter knowledge. It also helps children segment letters into words.

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Three App Games Help Your Child Read Words with Phonetic Letter Sounds

ABC Spelling Magic 1 word spelling app

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 1

Short Vowel Words

This fun app shows children new ways to build and segment words. It focuses on CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as "cat", "box" and "rug". It helps children learn and reinforce letter sound knowledge. This app helps children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting. Children have the option to build words using the entire alphabet or just the letters for that word.

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word reading app - ABC Spelling Magic 2

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 2

Consonant Blends

Your children will learn how to build, segment and read words with consonant blends. This app uses consonant blends-CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant) words and CCVC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as "land", "jump" and "nest". These games reinforce letter sound knowledge and segmenting, an essential reading skill.

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ABC Spelling Magic 3 reading word games

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3

Blends and Syllables

Teaches children how to build and segment words with multiple syllables. This game app targets words with multiple syllables, such as "pumpkin", "nugget" and "fabric", which reinforces multiple letter sound word building to further reinforce segmenting skills.

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ABC Spelling Magic 4 silent final e words

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3

Silent Final "e"

This word reading app helps children learn and apply the silent final "e" concept as they build words. It features words such as "cake", "bike" and "home", which helps children master segmenting words with a silent "e" at the end.

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