App Teaches Essential Literacy Skills
Title: Alpha Writer, by Montessorium
Summary: Well-crafted app lets emerging readers and writers develop reading skills through word building
Pros: Kids can compose words on their own or participate in formal word-building activities.
Cons: More instruction is needed, especially for kids unfamiliar with Montessori methods.
Bottom Line: Basic reading skills are developed through word building, word play, and letter-sound recognition.