Apps that Teach Kids Spelling

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App Went Free: Bitsboard Spelling Bee

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Are your children working on spellings? Do they participate Spelling Bee contest? Spelling takes daily repetitive practice and a good practice tool makes it a lot easier. Bitsboard Spelling Bee is a new app, it is now free. I don’t know how long it will stay free, so download it now while you can. Make […]

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Help Kids Be Ready for Kindergarten with Ready-K

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Ready-K is a Kindergarten readiness app that charts the progress of your child according to Common Core Standards, so of course we love that!  It’s very comprehensive in helping kids get ready for kindergarten. It covers the following topics: 1. Quantitative language 2. Early literacy (including print awareness, vocabulary, alphabetical knowledge and phonological awareness 3. […]

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App Went Free: A Fun Phonics Workbook for Short and Long Vowels

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Learning phonics is an important step towards reading success. But sometimes it is not that easy to distinguish the short vowel and long vowel sounds. Today’s app is a great phonics app helping kids get efficient on short vowels and long vowels. It is a fun game like workbook for kids, it is free for […]

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Learn Word Patterns with Fun Games – iSort Words

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The iSort Words app teaches children various forms of word patterns.  It teaches how the beginnings and endings of various words can be split up and combined to form different words and in doing so also teaches vocabulary, spelling and rhyming. There are four games in the app: Swipe Sort, Push Sort, Speed Sort, and Explore. […]

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Learn Phonics with Froggy – Froggy Phonics App

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Phonics apps are tough to create. They need to be able to keep a child engaged without distracting them too much from the learning at hand. Froggy Phonics app is based on an award-winning board game. In the app kids are engaged as they hop a cute frog from lily pad to lily pad in search […]

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Super Why Phonics Fair – Early Literacy App from PBS Kids

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Super Why Phonics Fair is another early literacy app for kids from PBS Kids. PBS really knows what they’re doing with all of their early childhood education programs. They make their characters so adorable and relatable, kids jump at the chance to play and learn along with them. When I told my son we had […]

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Play Vocabulary Games with WordGirl Superhero Training

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WordGirl Superhero Training is a vocabulary learning app based on the PBS KIDS series WordGirl.  In this app, you can have up to three different “superheroes” play their own separate games, perfect for households of more than one kids. Kids will love play vocabulary games with WordGirl. Once kids choose their look and their name, they […]

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Learn Spelling Sight Words with Lola Panda

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Lola Panda series launched a new app Lola’s ABC Party 2.  We reviewed Lola’s ABC Party , and this new app is a sequel to the first app. The first app is designed for preschool kids, focusing on letters with some sight words. Lola’s ABC Party 2 is designed for kids age 5 to 8, […]

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Words That Go with Richard Scarry’s Busytown Cars

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We’re big fans of Richard Scarry so anything we come across of his in app form is very exciting. One of our personal favorite pages of Richard Scarry’s Best First Book Ever is of all the different silly cars. There’s a pickle car, a pencil car, even an egg car. So imagine our excitement when […]

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Learn Sight Word with Smiley Sight Words App

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Sight words are very important in reading ability development.  According to Patricia Cunningham in Phonics They Use, “In order to read and write fluently with comprehension and meaning, children must be able to automatically read and spell the most frequent words. As the store of words they can automatically read and spell increases, so will […]

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The Trip – Little Critter Reading Adventure

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What fun Apps!   The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure is based on Mercer Mayer’s classic book of the same title and features his incredible original artwork.  It is a story book app with two options. One is to go on a Reading Adventure, two is to just read the story yourself, which is a great option for […]

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FREE App: Learn with WorldFriends

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Learn with WordFriends is an educational game from WordWorld, the Emmy-winning show seen on PBS. It is a TV show teaching kids about words.  I found their website  have a lot great activity ideas helping young kids on their literacy.  In the app, kids will see the familiar characters if they’ve been watching the show.  They […]

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Addictive Vocabulary Game for Elementary Kids

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A while ago I introduced Mindsnacks Spanish app.   Now they have a kids vocabulary app with similar game settings. Different from typical ways that English is taught at school, the app groups words by context.  The first lesson is all about animal life, so you see the words: omnivore, carnivore, herbivore, fauna, scavenger, voracious.  Kids can jump […]

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Fun App To Learn Alphabet and Spelling – Endless Alphabet

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Endless Alphabet is a very cute app teaching kids letters and spelling.  The developer of this app also developed The Monster at the End of This Book.  When kids open the app, they will see words with monster pictures.  All words are arranged by alphabetic order.  There are many different words to choose from.  Once […]

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Free Valentine App – First Words Valentine

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Valentine’s Day is next week.  I found an educational Valentine app – First Words Valentine.  It is a free app teaching kids about letters, how letters relate to words, and how to spell words.  It is designed for toddlers, with limited words, but all are Valentine related. When kids start the app, they will see […]

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App Review and Giveaway: SAT Vocabulary

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After I reviewed Word A Day Visuals and Audios, I found out the developer VocabAhead has some other vocabulary apps.  One of them is SAT Vocabulary Visuals and Audios.  It has over 1000 SAT most common words.  Like Word A Day Visuals and Audios, SAT Vocabulary uses funny pictures and story audios to help kids learn.  […]

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