Spelling with apps can make a difference with some kids and transform the daily homework spelling chores into fun interactive activities. Word Wizard is the perfect example of such app.
Word wizard offers 2 options:
- Movable Alphabet: enter words, build sentences … the talking alphabet can read them all and will even highlight incorrect spelling. Each time a letter is placed on the board, a computer voice tells its name, or phonic sound. It keeps on telling the letter sounds till it makes a word. Each time kids add a letter the pronunciation changes. If your kids constructed sentence, then tap on the “speech tap” to listen to the full sentence.
- Quiz mode: Kids can test their knowledge. You or your kids can create and enter customised word list, ideal if learning for school weekly spelling test; or you can choose a list among 189 pre-set spelling tests. All lists contain 10 words and are organized by categories such as Words for beginners, Dolch Words, 1000 most frequently Used Words, body parts, family members,... When using the lists, the app says the word and kids simply spell the word. If correct, a cute animation will display.
No matter which mode you use kids can either type the letter via the Keyboard emulation (ABC or QWERTY) or drag the letters.
Word Wizard is a stimulating and engaging spelling app. It gives kids the freedom to experiment and play with words. The speech to text function is a great help to support your kids learning how to spell and as well as how to read. as parent you can also follow on your kids progress with statistics for completed quizzes.
Word Wizard offers a wide selection of settings to suit various needs and levels. It offers 4 different letter size, lower or upper case, Statistics for completed quizzes, QWERTY or ABC layout … to name a few. To suit various teaching method we are glad to see that it offers letter sound (phonics) as well as letter name. All our British readers will appreciate that Word Wizard runs under both English UK and American English.
The kids at Fun Educational Apps had a go and really liked the talking alphabet. They went on and tried to spell so many different words and thought it was cool to have a learning app that could read all words even the ones that did not mean anything. They also found it very useful for their weekly spelling homework and keep on using it to get ready for their weekly test! As you can imagine, the kids also tried to spell some forbidden words ... But word wizard blocks all these word by saying ooops. Brilliant!
Overall Word Wizard is a top spelling apps now part of Fun Educational Apps TOP Picks. It is original, easy to use and can really help kids learn how to spell and read. It is a very well designed app and offers lots of different settings. It can be used at home for your kids to have fun learning how to spell and also ideal for use in the classroom and for homeschooling programs.
Word Wizard is also available in French as a separate app called: French Word Wizard.
Word Wizard is available for download via the iTunes App Store – Universal Apps - iPhone /iPod Touch/ iPad
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