New Grammar App to support children school learning
- Mums Tips
- Published on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:15
- Last Updated on 30 April 2014
- Monica Costa
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I don’t usually like reviewing apps as I don’t believe in using too much technology to learn elementary maths and grammar. However, I will make an exception because I have found a great new grammar app that helps primary school children to love and learn spellings and writing. A full-time teacher, Mr Christopher Thorne, crazily passionate about improving kids reading, writing, spelling and maths, over the past couple of years, uploaded over 200 short engaging videos on to You Tube (with 9 million hits) and released a series of Apps helping to support children and their parents at home.
This app has been created by Mr Thorne, a current UK primary teacher making it relevant and useful to parents, teachers, trainee teachers and anyone learning to read English. Mr Thorne Does Grammar is designed to meet the demands of the forthcoming Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar tests (SPAG) in schools. The app also includes a Reading Test to revisit all the skills taught on the app
The app is for children aged 6 to adult. My 7 year old son said that this app is a really good app for children to learn while having fun in going through the various levels and he gave it big thumbs up. The only criticism he raised is that the next upgrade should improve by making the levels a bit harder each time.
The main 20 aspects of English grammar are featured alongside 4 different mini-quizzes to encourage and assess the correct usage of words and punctuation.
Prefixes and Suffixes
Past, Present and Future Tense
Connectives and Conjunctions
Synonyms and Antonyms
As the user completes the mini-quizzes they will build their points total to earn 15 prestigious grammar awards from Beginner to Expert to World Class.
Mr Thorne Does Grammar is based on English grammar and as such, some of the spellings and abbreviations may not be exactly the same way that English is taught in other countries. For example, British English vs US English vary their spelling patterns: colour / color, favourite / favorite, full stops after abbreviations Mr / Mr.
However, the principles of grammar will still apply for anyone learning English. For example, a noun is a noun wherever you learn English.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums