February 5, 2014
While working on this list of iPad apps for learning spelling I came across over a hundred app which are all supposedly geared towards helping kids and young learners with their spelling but going through them I came out with only 25 and the rest was just a waste of time and effort. I might have skipped some good titles to add to this list but I am pretty sure the ones included in this selection will serve the purpose perfectly.
1- Gappy's First Words
Gappy's First Words is a good adventure for pint-sized learners just beginning to read. Spell words to close the gaps and get Gappy home while earning the parts to redesign his colorful house. From a cozy cabin to castle with a gingerbread roof, there are over 700 creative combinations to build in the fun game that gives little learners a big start on reading.
2- Simplex Spelling
Simplex Spelling improves English spelling and reading skills by using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, our unique “reverse phonics” approach and contextually relevant spelling rules.
3- Spell with Pip
Spell with Pip is the new spelling game from Oxford University Press which combines practice with arcade-style gameplay, and bright, beautiful graphics. For children aged 4-8 years.
4- Alpha Writer
Utilizing fun and unique illustrations, your child will practice writing and reading, in a series of self-directed and engaging activities. Start with phonetics and then proceed to phonograms!
5- Spelling Monster
This educational app is a great tool that allows kids to practice their spelling words with fun interactive mini games. Kids can explore this magical world of spelling with our spelling monsters. Just enter your spelling words and the adventure begins.
6- Rocket Speller Plus
This extended version of Rocket Speller reinforces letter names & develops knowledge of letter sounds in a game that engages kids. Contains 450+ words, Adaptive Assistance, and more rockets!
7- Endless Alphabet
Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition.
Pogg is a fun iPhone and iPad educational game for young children, as well as a proven useful tool in kids' language development. It stars Pogg, a little green alien who can do all sorts of things.
9- A to Z First Words with Phonics
"First Words with Phonics" introduces a unique way of assisting children to learn reading through Synthetic Phonics, by linking the individual letter and letter combinations with its appropriate sound and effectively demonstrating the blending of sounds to achieve word pronunciation.
10- Licking Letters
Spell words by helping Hoppy lick letters as they float across the screen. Each correct spelling earns you Leapin' Loot coins that you can use to get tons of awesome clothing to dress your frog (NO IN-APP PURCHASES!). Transform your ordinary frog into the most stylish amphibian around!
11- Teach Me: Kindergarten
TeachMe: Kindergarten is an educational iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app which teaches six different age appropriate subjects to Kindergarten aged children: sight words, addition, subtraction, spelling and now writing letters and numbers. Parents can select which subjects they want, set different difficulty levels, and even choose specific questions. Parents can review performance history for each subject to check how their child is doing.
12- Spelling Teacher
The Spelling Teacher app includes Julia, your child's private spelling teacher who interacts with your student while playing fun learning activities. Teacher Julia also reads words and sentences during spelling practice and while taking weekly spelling tests. Of course, if desired a student can make their own recordings of assigned words and sentences, expanding their learning and having even more fun.
13- Word Wizard
Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet. Featuring advanced text to speech capabilities, the app can pronounce and spell-check an unlimited number of original words and sentences built using a phonics movable alphabet.
14- 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).
15- Spell Well Lite
FREE educational game for children that teaches spelling and handwriting. Help Wordy the frog build a beautiful magic garden by spelling words correctly.
16 - ABC Spelling Magic
ABC SPELLING MAGIC 3 Gives the opportunity to practice spelling and building 5-7 letter words with consonant blends and syllables.
17- Smart Kid ABC Lite
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.
18- Spelling Mastery
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.
19- Sounds and Spelling
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.
20- Scramble Word Game
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.
21- Painless Spelling Change
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!
22- A Spelling Treasure
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.
23- Word Abacus
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.
24- Spelling Bus
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.
25- Cimo Spelling Sight
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).
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