Memorizing all the spellings is a hard work. We want to use as many tools as possible to help kids learn spelling so they can move from “learn to read” to “read to learn” stage as early as possible. Today we share our top picks of Spelling Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Mobile Devices.
This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets
Best Learning Tools for Spelling Available on iPad and Other Tablets
We focus this list on spelling apps. For word meanings and other vocabulary learning, we will have a separate list of learning tools for vocabulary.
To learn more about the recommended apps below, please click on the app titles.
Bitsboard Spelling Bee : covers spelling words from grade K to 12, with various types of exercise to help kids remember the spellings. Word lists for younger grades also have pictures.
Smiley Sight Words : a very comprehensive sight word app, with 1,600+ sight words that frequently appear in child’s early reading materials. Words source from Dolch, Fry, UK 1000, AU Rainbow. There is also flexibility to create your own list.
SpellingCity : free on all platforms: computer, iPads, and Android. It is a very comprehensive spelling and vocabulary app. There are built-in lists, and users can create their own lists. Kids learn the words through various game-like exercises, including spelling, meaning, antonyms.
Spelling Star : an app designed for users to practice and test on spelling words. Kids can create their own word lists.
Word Wizard : kids learn letters and spelling with this fun app. There are 200 built-in lists you can choose from, such as consonant-vowel-consonant words for beginners, Dolch words, numbers, colors, sports. You can also build your own list. The app can also track user performance.
Endless Alphabet : kids spell words then watch short monster animations. It could not be more engaging to learn alphabet and spelling with cute monsters.
Doodle Hangman : an animated hangman app. Kids must spell the words correctly to save hangman. The 11 word categories include animal, country, clothes, winter and Christmas, …
Scribblenauts : kids solve brain puzzles with Scribblenauts. To provide the puzzle solution, they have to type out the solution words, and they have to correctly spell the words.
Fry Word : a free app, includes 1000 most common words that young children will see in their daily life. Kids learn in groups of 10 words in each.
1000 Sight Words Superhero : help kids master the 1000 most commonly used sight words, with a super hero theme.
Cliffords Be Big with Words : kids choose letters one by one to form a 3-letter word to help Jetta decide what to paint. While playing, kids experiment phonics, letters, and simple words.
Lola’s ABC Party : for very young children who just start to learn sight words. Kids help Lola prepare for the birthday party while learning new words. The app covers about 160 the very basic sight words.
Pogg – spelling and Verbs : kids spell a word to tell the alien Pogg what to do. After kids spell the simple action word correctly, Pogg will act out. It is fun.
Do you have a good spelling app would like to share with us? Please leave a comment. I will update the list periodically.
This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For complete list of best learning tools for Kids on iPad and links to all posts, please visit: Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets. In the series, we have best learning tools for the following subjects:
Math Concepts in General ; Counting ; Telling Time
Phonics ; Spelling ; Vocabulary ; Grammar ; Storytelling
Computer Coding ; Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Thank you so much for writing about this game. Informative and well written!
One more to your list. A game for kids to learn to spell and for parents to get involved in learning: spell connect