Youngsters will love learning phonics with lights, sounds and digital speech! The friendly firefly introduces letter recognition with the alphabet song. Mode 2 teaches the names of letters, then mode 3 quizzes letter recognition. Mode 4 teaches the sound alphabet: 'The sound of Ob' is /b/ as in bear.' Then mode 5 quizzes letter sounds. Mode 6 introduces simple three-letter words. In mode 7, students make their own words. Phonics Firefly's word bank speaks nearly every three-letter word in the English language! Includes built-in speaker with volume control, automatic shut-off and headphone jack. Includes four AA batteries.