How Exactly Does Fonetti Encourage Children’s Learning

by | Nov 27, 2019 | EAL, Literacy, SEND

Children learn best when they are in control, enjoying themselves, and have something to be proud of. Let’s nurture that.

Good afternoon! We want to take a moment to talk about how Fonetti centres itself on the way kids enjoy learning…As you know…

Fonetti’s  uses a world first voice recognition technology. Books can listen to readers, rewarding them when they read correctly, and helping them when they’re stuck. Children can do this in their own time wherever they feel comfortable.

We have taken into consideration a wide range of studies by educational organisations and literacy charities to map out the ways in which Fonetti can be a positive and effective tool of learning.

Currently, audiobooks dominate the landscape of reading apps. This is great, I’m sure we all love being read to now and then. However, we want to offer a more challenging and interactive experience for young learners. After all, we all know how easy it is to lose focus and become distracted. Our app pairs voice recognition with words on the page. We have introduced an active style of learning that will keep readers engaged.

We want to use touch-screen technology for good. A recent study looked at engagement levels of children reading e-books with their parents. When a child was in charge of the computer mouse, they maintained interest for longer. Fonetti offers more than habitual tapping. Users’ interaction with the screen has purpose. Young readers can scroll through our bookshelves, swipe to turn pages, and tap words they aren’t sure of to hear clear pronunciation.

With Fonetti’s voice recognition, when a word is pronounced just right, it will light up green – an immediate affirmation! Young readers can take stories word by word, sentence by sentence, at a pace that works for them. This offers a more personal and tailored type of learning.

Positive feedback and encouragement deepens learning. Any parent or educator can tell you that. So, to keep our young users interested in their own literacy skills and progress, we have developed a clear reward system. Within Fonetti is an easily accessible rewards space, where children will see all of the badges they earn, whether it’s for amount of books read, time spent reading, or multiple day streaks. We want the reading experience to be an enjoyable one – something to be proud of!

Fonetti is easy and inviting to use. Book covers are clear to see and simple to begin reading. Not sure on a word? Just tap it and you’ll hear it clearly pronounced.

We want children to feel in control of their own experience with Fonetti