BOB Books: Reading Magic Sight Words App!

What iPad apps are the best to use in the classroom? Is this a question you’ve ever asked? I am constantly asked this question from parents and colleagues. The new BOB Books: Reading Magic Sight Words App is one of my new favorites! Many of you are familiar with the amazing BOB Books box sets. Bob Books, America’s #1 learn to read program, is proud to present Bob Books Reading Magic – Sight Words, the newest addition to their popular series of apps for 3-5 year olds. This is a must have app in any kindergarten or 1st grade classroom!

The app has a very simple, easy-to-use home screen that students are easily able to navigate independently. The background music is also very catchy – I know my students especially like it! Students simply press the “play” button to begin!

From the multiple stories that students can choose from, there are four different levels. The levels are as follows:

  • Level 1: Students match letter tiles to the correct letters. When the students place the correct letter tiles on each letter, the voiceover spells out the sight word. 
  • Level 2: Students trace each letter with their finger on the iPad or iPhone. This is a great way to practice forming each letter.
  • Level 3: Students spin the spinner until the correct letter is shown in each position. This level is more difficult, but it is great for challenging our students.
  • Level 4: Students need to identify the correct sight word from a variety of words shown on the screen. 

Since it is the beginning of the school year, my students are currently working on levels 1 and 2. However, as we learn more sight words, I will allow my students to move to levels 3 and 4. 
There are a variety of stories that your students can choose from. With 10 stories focusing on 30 common Kindergarten sight words, this app is everything I’ve been looking for. This app provides students with authentic hand-drawn illustrations and full-color animations that make it fun and engaging for all types of learners. 
Students press each word to have the voiceover reader read the words to them. When they press the Kindergarten sight word, the students must complete each task depending on the selected level. 
As students press each letter tile, the voiceover reader identifies each letter. Students must drag the letter on the correct letter. When the students have completed the sight word, the voiceover reader reads the whole sentence and the picture comes to life! 
Spelling each sight word completes the story. This app is sure to keep your child or students engaged and excited about learning! 

Level 2 reinforces the printing of each letter. This is perfect for my class right now as we are learning how to print each letter in our ABC Bootcamp! 

Bob Books has a variety of apps and box sets that are perfect for any level of reader. Be sure to check out all their Box sets too! Also, don’t forget to check out this Bob Books App Bundle that is perfect for any classroom! 
Bob Books is a great way to reinforce learning at home with a fun twist! Bob Books would like to hook up two of my bloggy friends with a FREE BOB Books: Reading Magic Sight Words App! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Remember – the more entries you have, the better your chances are of winning.
Happy reading and learning! 

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12 Comment

  1. Reply
    September 24, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Looks like a great app, thanks

  2. Reply
    Samantha Odorisio
    September 24, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Thank you for the giveaway Chad!! I have a few students who are really struggling with their letter sounds and decoding, so hopefully this app will be helpful to them! 🙂

  3. Reply
    September 24, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway–My ELL's need this kind of practice.

  4. Reply
    Patricia Brown
    September 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    This looks like a wonderful tool to use in the classroom. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  5. Reply
    September 25, 2015 at 4:56 am

    The children love BOB Books for leveled reading and love going from set to set!

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    Miss Karen
    September 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I use the Bob books for my kiddos in my pre-k class toward the end of the year and for those coming in reading for my GR groups. This app seems like a great tool for reinforcing sight words.

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    Tammy Thomson
    September 26, 2015 at 2:11 am

    This would be very useful during my intervention period!

  8. Reply
    September 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I don't use BOB books in my classroom, but they sound like they would be awesome. Will have to add them to my wish list.

  9. Reply
    September 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I use BOB Books in my fluency bags.

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    Anna Grieser
    September 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I use BOB books in my RTI groups to reinforce sight words. I have never used the apps but it sounds like something I need to check into.

  11. Reply
    September 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I use some of the leveled readers for my kiddos but the app looks so cool and is definitely something I am going to check out!

  12. Reply
    September 30, 2015 at 1:03 am

    We love Bob Books in our class! We use them in reading groups and also in our library (for free reading).

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