24 Feb 2015

K is for Kiwi - literacy app

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 24 February 2015

Literacy AppA Christchurch-based literacy expert has developed what could be the first New Zealand-accented phonics app. The app is a resource for teachers to help New Zealand children learn to read and write.

Yolanda Soryl has spent two years developing the app for tablets and smartphones, after teachers became frustrated with foreign accents on their teaching resources.

She talks to Simon Mercep about the findings which suggest the accent issue could be one reason children are having problems, particularly with spelling with literacy