Are your kids tired of memorizing words for school? Do you feel like trying something new to spark their interest in learning new words or spelling? You may want to try this fun app — Guess the Word with Art. It is not designed for student or any school curriculum, but it is fun to play. Players guess the word based on the letters they get and the picture they see. Each picture is original art and is funny in someway. It is a word game to play as a family just for fun.
When you start the app, you will see a fun picture giving some clues about the word. Below the picture are 4 tiles and each tile has 1 to 2 letters. Players need connect the four tiles in the order that can form a meaningful word corresponding to the given picture. If you identified the correct word, the app gives you a new picture and a new set of letters. If you failed to identify the correct word, you have chance to do it again.
If you tried several times, but still can’t get it right. You can skip the picture or go to the dictionary to find the right word. It is nice to look up in the dictionary, as it not only gives you the word, but also the meaning of the word, and example of sentences using the word. Another nice feature is the dictionary’s language is set to be the same as your device’s default language. If you are a Japanese trying to learn English, you are looking up the dictionary in Japanese.
As you solve the picture puzzles with words, you player status will change, from ESL student, to student, and on.
There are more than 700 words in the app. The words are mostly based on how often they are used in daily life, instead of any curriculum levels. It is a great game for family. It is also a good tool for those who are learning English as a second language, as the words included in the app are all very practical ones that they are very likely going to use.
There is also a mode you can test out your speed. There is a set time and you want to get as many words correctly as possible.
For those who like to share their words on social media, you can connect your account to your Facebook and Twitter account and share your words on the social media of your choice.
Guess the Word with Art is a fun word game app that every one in the family can play and several members can play together. It is available on iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is $0.99.
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Looking for more learning tools to help kids expand their vocabulary? Check out Best Vocabulary Learning Tools for Kids, where you can find a helpful tool for kids of all ages and all levels.