Innovative Phonics-to-Fluency Software for Hands-on Reading and Spelling
The Talking Fingers approach is based on a simple idea: text is speech made visible! We use our mouths to talk, to make the sounds of words. We use our fingers (with a pencil or keyboard) to represent those sounds on paper. When children learn to link speech sounds with letters, they can use the alphabet code to write any word they can say. Their fingers are "talking"!
iPad Apps for PreK - K
A set of stories and games that teach children how spoken words are made of sounds, how letters can stand for sounds, and how letters can be drawn to make words. Funded, in part, by the Nat'l Institute for Child Health.
Online for grades K - 2
Our flagship software integrates phonics, reading, writing and keyboarding in a 40-lesson adventure. Includes voice-over help in Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish & Tagalog.
Foundations for Reading & Writing Fluency
Online for grades 2 - 4
This follow-up to Read, Write & Type demystifies spelling and teaches children to recognize frequently repeated patterns in words. Includes 20 catchy songs to remember spelling rules!
NOTICE: CD-based versions of Read, Write & Type and Wordy Qwerty are available for Windows XP and older and Mac 10.5 and older. See order page or contact us for more information.
In order to help schools integrate the Talking Fingers family of products into their curriculum, we have correlated both our software programs with the Language Arts standards of each of the 50 states.