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13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly

I don't know if you share the same view or not but many people say that using technology, word editors and other online writing platforms that provide automatic spelling correction weakens our spelling skills and increases the chances of making spelling mistakes once using a paper and pen more than ever before. Well at least from my own experience as a blogger and having to always write three articles per day I do depend a lot on auto-correction and still I would get emails from people saying there are some typing ( not spelling ) mistakes in my posts ( I am sorry about this but my time constraints do not permit me to scrutinize every word I type in and I am sure you understand it ).

Just to make things clear , typing mistakes are different from spelling mistakes, the latter are linguistic kind of errors and are consciously done . They are mostly  attributed to a lack of proficiency in the writing skill but the earlier are unconscious and are due to mistyping. When you watch  your students or even kids typing you will instantly know what kind of mistakes they make. The first type   is not a big deal , a little attention is enough to rectify it but in the second case, they need to practice writing and probably engage in a rigorous process of dictation and word formation to redress the situation.

To help you improve your students spelling capabilities, I compiled a list of some great iPad apps that can perfectly do the job . Check it out

1- Spelling Made Simple Lite

Spelling Made Simple has been a Windows-based program for 7 years. Now this app has brought the popular application to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (And soon to be Mac). 

FREE educational game for children that teaches spelling and handwriting.
Help Wordy the frog build a beautiful magic garden by spelling words correctly.

ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3 Gives the opportunity to practice spelling and building 5-7 letter words with consonant blends and syllables.

Have fun learning the ABC's and spelling with Smart Kid ABC. Featuring HD graphics, the app has been designed for little fingers and to facilitate learning at an early age.

Free Spelling Mastery - a fun spelling game suitable for all ages and nationalities. Contains over 600 English words that are most commonly misspelled. You can also listen to how the words sound (in British English). A reference dictionary containing spelling words from the game is also included.

Sounds & Spelling is the latest children's learning book featuring popular Imagineer animals like parrots, pigs and octopuses with some new favourites like the dolphin and the fish! This interactive learning book teaches kids how to spell the names of 6 animals in the free version, and 9 animals in the farm pack upgrade. Plus they can listen to the sound the animal makes.

FREE and fun picture scramble word game designed by the iKidsPad team.  This free kid’s iPad app dynamically generates thousands of word scramble games at easy, medium, and difficult levels.   An interactive learning game helps young children to spell more than 500 high frequency words.

The Barron’s Painless book series just took Spelling to the next level, fun!Test your knowledge and then test your skill…It’s the ultimate Spelling and arcade game challenge!

Kids learn to spell the most needed words as they play. Application presents each word by displaying a picture and pronounces the word and presents the letters that are needed to make the word. Kids use there hand to arrange the letters in the right order to make the word

Test your word pool in this addictive word puzzle game! Find English words by linking adjacent letter beads left, right, up, or down. Shift the letter beads like an abacus to increase word possibilities.

Spelling Bus is for learning to spell and practice to spell. Kids see the pictures and listens to the word and then type the spelling.

This is a great app for kindergarten through 3rd grade children. It teaches a combination of high frequency and sight words (from the Dolch Sight Word list).

Ultimate Word Search Free (Wordsearch) has 11 categories filled with fun word search puzzles. 

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