Word Wizard: talking & movable Alphabet | spelling, reading and writing app for kids
Today we want to introduce you to a really recommendable educational kids app: Word Wizard!
This fantastic learning app offers you many possibilities with the help of a talking alphabet board. The technology in this app is simly outstanding. Not only the alphabetical letters are pronounced when they’re chosen and layed, also the combinations of the letters, syllables and finally complete words or even sentences. Kids will be able to hear, whether or not their letter combination makes sense and is actually a useful word or not, every time a new letter is added to a word fragment, or maybe at least developing in that kind of direction, with the help of the audio response.
Teaching kids the correct pronunciations
The entered letters will be constantly verified during the input. Unknown words will be highlighted red and will give kids an important hint. Apart from the movable alphabet, vowels are marked red and the consonants are marked blue – in line with the current study materials of the Montessori schools.
The spelling tests:
Based on a wide range of word lists based on different semantic fields, children can specifically train their spelling with this app.
About 2000 words have been distributed in over 200 word lists, including this particularly interesting combinations, with which you can start straight away:
* first words for beginners
* first grade words
* second grade words
* third grade words
* 1000 most important and frequently used words.
If you feel like there are some words missing, or maybe you want your kids tolearn some specific words, you can always create and edit your own custom word lists, which is a brilliant feature.
Suggestions for improvement?
None! We did actually want to make one suggestion, however, when we checked the settings and then again the advanced settings, it kind of lapsed.
We were actually missing an alternative alphabetical grid for the iPad, which would have more letters in a row, as there are actually whole first sentences, which can benefit from long grid lines. You can adjust this size in the options “Display – set letter size”. So again the following hints
The word wizard app can be extensively customized, it is really worth looking into the settings, which leaves nothing to be desired.
* You have the opportunity to change the voice of the narrator to either a male or female voice and can also alter the tone of voice and speed of voice (two American voices and one British voice)
* If you think the background is too colourful, you can choose a paper background.
* The phonetical reading can also be switched off.
* An alternative script is available, also Uppercase and Lowercase letters
* Alphabetic or Qwerty Keyboard
* Pronounce and spell-check any word or number
* You can even customize pronunciation of any word
* We have switched off the option to hear the voice everytime you move a letter
Word Wizard | kids app rating
Why Word Wizard? Well, from our own experience we can honestly confirm that with regular use of this app, kids will almost conjure the words.
Word Wizard belongs to one of the basic app equipments for parents who have kids that are just starting school. This app really does do a brilliant job and helps children up until the fourth grade.
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
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➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
kids app test based on app version 3.0.1