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Sight Words Buddy

By Sierra Vista Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Feb 27, 2009
This interactive program, designed to familiarize kids with common words, looks good but lacks depth. Sight Words Buddy's stylish interface has three arms radiating from the center with a different word on each. Kids press the correct word after it's said aloud. If they select the wrong word, it's eliminated and they choose again. The score is kept in the center along with a button to have the word repeated. One of the two control panels displays the current drill with arrows below to select from the five options, which range from preprimer to third grade. You can view but not edit the word list associated with a drill by clicking on the display button. The other panel lets you switch the view, choose one of numerous skins, and exit the program. No help file is offered. Though it's not the most feature-rich reading program, Sight Words Buddy is easy to use and it's offered free of charge.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

Version 1.1 includes easy installation on multi-user computers.


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added April 14, 2008
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista


Total Downloads 16,560
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Teach your kids to read the most frequently used words with this fun program. - Sight Words drills for Pre-Primer, Primer, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade levels - High-quality audio - Colorful skins - Results chart. Version 1.1 includes easy installation on multi-user computers.

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