Little Stars Word Wizard App
By Alligator Apps
Age Recommendation 4+ years.
Word Wizard is an application that works to better your child’s word recognition. It has an appealing space theme targeted well to the intended age group and an easy to use interface well suited for kids.
The app gets kids working on beginning sounds, end sounds, matching word to picture and is a great app in general for getting kids to listen. This app has a little something extra that other reading applications don’t, and that is the ability to change from single player mode to two player.
While I don’t recommend getting young kids to compete against one another, this app certainly does encourage quick thinking skills by having the option where you can race one another to work out the word problems. My son and I had fun with this, and for early school aged kids you may be able to get away with someone winning and someone losing without too much fuss.
I like the way the app seems to randomly present the different word games, as this helps to keep the child’s interest. Also keeping interest is the voice of the narrator. Her clear upbeat voice provides praise and encouragement along the way, with any wrong answers not interfering with gameplay. If the child makes a mistake with identifying the letter, the game automatically takes out that option to assist them.
Simple yet effective and fun, Little Stars Word Wizard does exactly what it sets out to do, proving that the simplest of games can be some of the best.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch & iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Danielle Mantakoul 2013
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