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Out and About app

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Give your child a flyi​ng start in literacy by helping them practice their sight words with this bright and fun app when you're out and about.​

Out & About has been developed by the Department of Education​ and is aimed at Prep to Year 2 students to help them master the first 100 sight words to which they are typically introduced.

Out & About has been designed for parents to give to young children to fill their time in a fun and educational way.

The words in this kit are grouped into ten word sets. Students select a word set and say the word that appears. If they cannot remember the word, they can touch the word on the screen, listen to it and then swipe to the next word on the list. Once they have mastered all the words, they can move on to the next set.​

In no time, your youngster will be ready to zoom through entry-level books.

This app also contains additional games and ideas for parents to help their children recognise sight words.

There are also eight ideas and activities (PDF, 164 KB) to help your children recognise the sight words.

Out & About for iOS and Android is available for free download from the iTunes store and Google Play.



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Last updated
14 October 2020