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Lets Read | Digital Ocean Hackathon Submission

brendamichellle profile image Brenda Michelle ・2 min read

What I built

I decided to build a web app for parents to help their small children learn how to read. Since being in quarantine I have decided to teach my own children to read and I thought this would be helpful for other parents.

Category Submission:

Program for the people

App Link

https://lets-read-2sufe.ondigitalocean.app/lessons.html

The app is mostly designed for mobile therefore I suggest to use it on your phone but it is also desktop friendly.

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Description

Lets Read is a webapp that helps parents or guardians interact with their small children and help them learn how to read. It includes letters, letter blends, cvc (consonant vowl consonant) words, and sight words.

With the parents help to pronounce the letters, blends and words the child can learn by imitating. Children learn by imitating what their parents and people around them do therefore this webapp can be very helpful in teaching small children the basics of reading.

Link to Source Code

https://github.com/BrendaMichellle/letsRead/tree/main

Permissive License

MIT

Background

Since being in quarantine due to covid I have found it is very difficult to entertain my small children especially when we can't really go outside. During these difficult times I decided to start teaching my children to read. I looked for books, lessons and online resources and a lot of them were not very accessible or very expensive.

I built this web app based on the information I encountered. I still have more plans and features I want to add. I am still learning therefore I hope to add more as I learn more.

How I built it

I used HTML, css and javascript as well as the Digital Ocean App Platform.

I really liked how it is extremely easy to deploy with Digital Ocean. All you have to do is click a button, choose the github repo and you're live in a few minutes.

I also really like the fact that any changes made to the main branch get instantly updated on the live version.

Additional Resources/Info

If anyone has any recommendations or suggestions for the web app I would be very glad to hear them. Thank you in advance.

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thank you 😊

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Claro A Briones

Good idea and I love the artwork! I feel ya on the keeping the kids entertained.

Good luck!

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thank you 😊👍 hopefully it helps you out with your kids as well

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raddevus

That's a very nice looking app and a great idea. Good luck in the challenge.

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thanks i really appreciate it 😊

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Akshay Varshney

Great idea 🙌

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thank you Akshay 😊

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Mohamed Imouchane

Great and creative idea Brenda, bravo !!

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thank you Mohamed i really appreciate your support 😊

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Jatin Rao

That's an awesome app Brenda! 😍

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Seth Hall

Congrats Brenda! Great job!

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Brenda Michelle Author

Thank you Seth 😊

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Bobby Iliev

This is awesome! Well done and good luck with the Hackathon! 🙌