Kids Picture Dictionary is just like the app name suggested a picture dictionary app for early readers. It can also serve as a sight word flash card app for younger kids.
The layout of the app is very simple. When kids open the app, they see pictures of words arranged in alphabet order. Tapping on each letter opens up the words that start with the letter, one by one. Each word is shown with a big picture illustrating the word, while the word is read aloud to the kids, followed by an example sentence. The app also allows parents or kids record their own voice – either reading the word or adding another sample sentence.
The pictures are all very cute and the narration is clear and professional. Kids can use this app to look up the words by starting letters, or they can use it as a flashcard app to expand their vocabulary. There are over 650 words included in the app. It is a good vocabulary learning tool for kids in preschool to early elementary level. It can also be a learning tool for ESL (English as Second Language) students of all ages.
I do want to point out that the free version has ads at the bottom of the screen. You can upgrade to take the ads off via In-App Purchase for $1.99. Another option is to use the Guided Access feature for iPhone and iPAD to make the ad area non-clickable. It is actually quite easy to do and you can find the instructions from the article How to lock iPAD iPhone screen so kids stay within the app.
I like the simple layout of the app. It is easy for young children to navigate without parent’s help. The Recording your own reading feature is nice, allowing kids or parents to add more example sentences or simply to hear familiar voices.
I suggest download the free version to check it out before letting kids use it. Depends on your child’s maturity, you can decide if you want to upgrade to take the ads off completely or just make the ad area unclickable.
Kids Picture Dictionary works on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. The free version has ads, the non-ad version is $1.99.
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