Hideout – Interactive Stories That Help Students Learn to Read
Hideout is a free iPad app developed by members of the education department at Brigham Young University. The app features six interactive stories based on the sounds and words created with the letter combinations “ap,” “en,” “it,” “op,” “ag,” and “et.” The narrator reads the letters to the student, explains the sound, then challenges the student to create four words with the letter combination. After making four words students move onto an interactive story in which they identify the objects that match the words they just made.
Hideout is a nicely designed app that young students can benefit from using. My recommendation would be to use the preferences menu to turn off the background music and flashing backgrounds as they could definitely be distractions to students.
H/T to David Kapuler .