Touch Apps User Guide

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This guide is for Android users. We have another guide for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users.

Touch-Words, Touch-Numbers, Touch-Colours, Touch-Shapes, Touch-Animals and Touch-Emotions are very simple cause-and-effect apps to help children who are at the first stage of learning to talk and to read, to recognise numbers, and to understand colours, shapes and emotions.

Each app contains a set of pictures, shown one at a time. After a picture appears from the right, you simply need to touch it once: then the written word (or number in the case of Touch-Numbers) will appear underneath it and the word will be spoken. After a couple of seconds, the picture and written word will disappear to the left and the next picture will appear from the right.

All except Touch-Numbers have an option to use CAPITAL LETTERS (see Chapter 2).

It is best to play alongside your child to support and reward them. When each picture appears, encourage them to say and sign the word (or do this for them) before touching the picture.

When all of the pictures have been shown, the app automatically restarts from the first one. If you want to force it to go back to the first picture immediately, tap the device's physical menu button or the overflow button at the right of the action bar, and then tap Reset.

Once your child has become familiar with the words in Touch-Words, you can continue to help them with the aid of our follow-on app, Special Words, which features the same 28 pictures and words, plus 68 more. Special Words has a variety of picture and word matching activities, facilities to easily add your own pictures, words and audio, a range of configuration options, and much more.

To follow on from Touch-Colours, Touch-Shapes and Touch-Emotions you can download matching free add-ons to use in our Special Words and Special Stories apps.

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