List/Grid Tag Archives: spelling

wordbuilder

WordBuilder

Review Excerpt: This app models phonemic sounds with a  human mouth, so children can see the way a mouth moves when making different phonemic sounds. It is important to note that this ...
cursive

Cursive Writing Wizard – Trace Letters and Words

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a highly customizable cursive writing tutorial that takes up where Writing Wizard (CTR, Sept 13) leaves off. A suite of parent/teacher ...
montesori

Movable Alphabet – A Montessori Approach to Language

Review Excerpt: There are now over 500 Montessori-related apps in the iTunes store, and as you might expect, quality varies. This is one of the low quality examples. It starts by offering ...
pip

Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game

Review Excerpt: Spelling practice meets arcade-style gameplay in this children’s dictionary app. Pip the parrot is the host, who collects correct letters and squawks when he loses ...
cat

My Life as a Cat

Review Excerpt: This app introduces us to a little girl named Samantha, who imagines how her life would be if she were a cat. She figures out that it wouldn’t be all that fun. ...
stanley

Learn The States With Flat Stanley

Review Excerpt: You are presented with a challenge, like “send me to Wisconsin” along with an outline map and a slingshot holding Flat Stanley. Using your finger as a pointer ...
type

Type Defender

Review Excerpt: Nearly every typing tutorial has a game where you must stop approaching enemies by typing out the short words they carry. If you miss a word, the enemies score points, ...
happi

Happi & The Pirates

Review Excerpt: This is like a mashup of a grid game like battleship with a crossword puzzle; and you are rewarded with a jigsaw puzzle. You must use your “spell-power” ...
littlewords

7 Little Words for Kids

Review Except: What’s another word for an old dinosaur bone? How about a sweet treat? The answer is hidden in a 4 x 4 grid of word squares, each with a bit of a word such as FO, ...

Monkey Word School Adventure

Review Excerpt: This app features six bite-sized phonics and word recognition games. Each activity features a monkey who jumps around the screen. As you play each game you can earn ...
leo

Leo’s Pad Appisode 1

Review Excerpt: Leo’s Pad is best described as an interactive movie, divided into “appisodes.” After a short animated sequence, you participate in the story with four ...
kindergartenreading

Kindergarten Reading

Review Excerpt: This app features nine fast-paced early reading activities designed to introduce and reinforce the first sight words, like dog, cat and zoo. The games feature Milo the ...
scribblenauts

Scribblenauts Unlimited

Review Excerpt: Now available for the both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS (as well as Windows) this edition of Scribblenauts contains more new words and related images plus a new set of challenges. ...
crossword

Crossword Puzzles for Kids

Review Excerpt: The name says it all — this crossword puzzle app contains 48 crosswords with more than 300 words in different categories including animals, food, clothes, and ...
arthur

Arthur’s Teacher Trouble

Review Excerpt: First released on CD-ROM in 1993 as one of the Living Books series, this 24 screen, engaging electronic storybook features Arthur and his gang of friends in a typical ...
farm

To the Farm!

Review Excerpt: In the app, children spell the names of 16 farm animals, letter-by-letter. There are two spelling modes: Easy Spelling and Spelling. There’s also a sentence reading ...
squeebles

Spelling: Squeebles Words

Review Excerpt: Create customized, talking spelling tests for one or more children on your iPad with this app. After you create a child’s account, you start typing in words using ...
word

Word Tower

Review Excerpt: Word Tower is a noble attempt to teach Pre-K to 2nd grade spelling and phonics but falls short of meeting valid educational goals. The theme of building a tower is valid. ...
animal

Animal Crosswords

  Review Excerpt: Designed for children just beginning to learn to read and spell, this collection of 56 crossword puzzles are based on 300 common spelling words. Puzzles are sorted ...
criss

Kids Crosswords

Review excerpt: This ten level crossword puzzle app is based on 100 common short words. Each has an associated picture. The puzzles are arranged from easy to hard, starting with single ...
storia

Storia

Review excerpt: Scholastic’s answer to Amazon.com is Storia (http://www.scholastic.com/storia), a book-centric leveled children’s ebook store targeting a variety of screen ...
scribbble

Scribblenauts Remix

Review excerpt: As with other editions of Scribblenauts, children use language to unlock puzzles, by typing in the items they need. Need to kill a shark? Type “hair dryer” ...
Five2

Simplex Spelling HD

Review excerpt: Looking for some cut and dry spelling practice for the iPad?  After you create a user account, you start working through a set of 25 word lists (about 10 words in each), ...
Untitled

Word Wizard

Review excerpt: Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator. To build a word, you drag it from an alphabet strip onto a 44 letter grid, where it snaps into place, pronouncing ...
Picture 5

My Word! Reader: Are Bees Smart, or What?

Review excerpt: Ideal for children in need of some extra spelling and comprehension practice, My Word! Reader is designed for older readers. At the heart of the app is a story called ...
montessori

Montessori Crosswords

Review excerpt: This collection of word puzzles includes 300 words, each with an associated picture. Any word, letter or picture can be heard with a simple touch. In the easy level, ...
Picture 5

TouchMaster: Connect

Review excerpt: This collection of 20 action, strategy, puzzle, trivia and card games has something for everyone. Most are variations on a theme of familiar casual games. In Feeding ...
Picture 31

Pictionary

Review excerpt: Designed to work with the uDraw GameTablet (required) this is a screen adaptation of the board game where you sketch and guess clues. Content includes 3,000 clues, for ...
super

Super Why! (App)

Review Excerpt: Four early reading activities each feature a character from the PBS Super Why program. In Alpha Pig’s Lickety Letter Hunt, your child helps Alpha Pig find his ...
bookworm

Bookworm (DS)

Review Excerpt: Now available for the DS, this Bookworm game features three game modes: classic, action and multiplayer. After you turn your DS like a book, and log into one of the ...
Picture 5

ScribbleNauts

Review Excerpt: Short words, like “tree,” “ladder” or “stool” work like keys in this powerful open-ended collection of logic puzzles for the Nintendo ...
Picture 4

Didj Custom Gaming System

Review Excerpt: Update March 2009: Seven new titles will bring the total Didj library to 19 by 2010, and increase the curriculum offerings. Many releases seem to be Disney-related, ...
bookworm

Bookworm (iPhone/iPod Touch)

Review Excerpt: Easy to play and great for informal spelling practice, the iPhone version of BookWorm hides select words — from as many as 170,000 possible choices — in ...
alphasoup1

Alphabet Soup

Review Excerpt: Designed to look like a pot of soup, this battery-operated phonics toy comes with an attached talking spoon that prompts children to find the letters needed to spell ...
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