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Word Wizard for Kids for iOS

By L'Escapadou $4.99

Developer's Description

''Speak 'N Spell for the iPad Generation" - The New York Times. Word Wizard offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages four to 10: A talking Movable Alphabet that allows kids to experiment with phonics and word building thanks to the advanced text to speech engine. 3 spelling activities that increase in difficulty. 184 built-in word lists (about 1800 words). Add your own words to create unique spelling quizzes. Keep tabs on your children's progress with detailed reports. Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children's Technology Review. Winner of a Parents' Choice Award. Featured by Apple as 'New and Noteworthy', in 'Apps For Learning to Write' & 'Apps for Kids'. Used in US Schools (60K units sold to schools). More than 240K Units downloaded. Talking Movable Alphabet Activity. Pronounce and spell check any word, number or sentence. Natural Sounding Voice - three American voices, one British voice and one Australian voice. Letter sound (phonic) or name when a letter is touched in the alphabet. Alphabetic or Qwerty Keyboard. 4 keyboards available: letters, numbers, consonant digraphs (like "th") and vowels digraphs (like "oo"). Uppercase or lowercase letters. Keyboard emulation option (dragging letters is optional). 4 letter sizes available (allowing for more or less letters on the board). Voice Transformer (speed and tone) for added fun. Customized word pronunciation, if necessary. Fun Spelling Activities. 3 spelling activities of increasing difficulty are provided to adapt the activity to the child's spelling level. You can use the built-in word lists or create your own. 1 - "Word Practice" says and displays the word to spell, and asks the child to spell it using the talking movable alphabet. 2 - "Scrambled Letters" says the word and displays the letters needed to build the word or sentence, and asks the child to reorder the letters. 3 - "Spelling Quizzes" is a standard spelling test. The app won't move onto the next word until the child has correctly spelled the word, helping them to remember its correct spelling. 184 built-in word lists of 10 words: Words for beginners, Dolch Words, 1, 000 most frequently used words, body parts and more. Create custom Word Lists by entering your own words and sentences. Import and export Word Lists you've created. Hints are available should kids not know how to spell a word. Colorful animations are displayed when a word is completed. Once a quiz is completed, interactive animations are available as a reward. Users & Reports. Unlimited number of users. Detailed Spelling Test Reports per user (can be exported in PDF). More Accolades. The New York Times. "This is an important breakthrough in reading instruction, because it leverages the iPad's size, powerful speech synthesis abilities and touchscreen, so that every letter can be a building block of phonetically accurate sound". Children's Technology Review. Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - 4.8 stars out of 5 - "Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator - and the perfect tool for a child just starting to experiment with letters and their sounds". Wired's GeekDad. "This is a fantastic app for young children, right through to children in later elementary school which makes it an app worth having on your iPad." "I love the talking alphabet.) The app supports letter recognition, phonological awareness, spelling and self-correction without sacrificing fun. I will certainly recommend it to early educators. " Mary Ellin Logue, Ed. D, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, University of Maine. Please send any suggestions to We listen to our users to improve our products.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1

• Word Images! You can now assign images to words. Images pop-up automatically once a word is built in the Movable Alphabet activity, and appear at the beginning of a quiz activity.

• Background Images! You can also add small background images in the Movable Alphabet activity to have a subject on which to write.

version 5.0

• + and = characters have been added to the keyboard so you can do some maths

• Reports now contain the time taken to write a word

• Export text to share what children have written

• Create word lists from text files

• Text to speech engine updated

• New child lock settings to prevent kids to exit an activity, or delete words lists

• Back button is not hidden in the settings anymore

• Fixed capitalization issues in Practice Activity

• iOS11 (64 bits) support

As usual, please send us your feedback so we can make the app even better. Thanks !


Release October 2, 2017
Date Added October 2, 2017
Version 5.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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