Featured on: Best of Edtech 2016 - Common Sense Media; 10 Children's Apps for Summer Road Trips - The New York Times; Best Play and Learn App 2016 - Teachers with Apps

"HangArt gives kids practice with 200 sight words through three types of activities.The combination of guided games and open-ended activities gives kids a great opportunity for digging deep into words." ~ Common Sense Media

"Rich in bite-size bits of interaction ... Brings the age-old game of hangman to your road trip, using words straight out of a school reading curriculum. The two-player mode can promote cooperative play." ~ The New York Times

"Kids will not even realize the extent of what they are taking in because the app is centered on play. A delightful find!" ~ Teachers with Apps

HangArt is an inclusive K-3 literacy game, created with educators. Our design is inspired by research which shows that connecting words to their meanings through pictures helps children become strong readers and writers. In HangArt, children practice 200 K-3 spelling sight words in a three-part literacy playground:

A family & classroom friendly word game. Say goodbye to the violent, macabre image of a man on a noose that has long been associated with the hangman game. Our "hangman" is a friendly guy who hangs from a monkey bar. In our fill-in-the-blank word-guessing game, each correct letter guess is rewarded with the reveal of part of an illustration of the missing word. When you lose a word, our "hanging man" falls off the monkey bar. When you win a word, you are rewarded with a complete original illustration of that word. Our original drawings celebrate the diversity and many are inspired by art, culture, and history!

Children draw their own pictures of the words they win using our custom drawing tool. They can also watch video playbacks of the original illustrations in the app, created by illustrator Kavita Ramchandran.

Children record, save, and playback digital, animated stories using their winning words!

• No in-app purchases and no Internet required to play
• Play word games in one or two-player mode. Great for family screen time.
• Practice handwriting in Letter Tracing Practice mode using Castledown, a dyslexic-friendly font custom recognized by Wired magazine as a “font designed to help kids learn to read and write”
• Free guide for parents and teachers at
• Original music and sound FX by Nickelodeon/Dora the Explorer composers
• Reward badges inspired by mindset growth philosophy
• Grownups Dashboard with in-depth analytics


"Working on spelling and looking for an engaging app the whole family can play? Make it one that prioritizes diversity! HangArt is a great app to add to a family, school, library or museum collection." ~ Technology in Early Childhood Center, Erikson Institute.

"Culturally diverse drawings and a specially constructed, easy-to-read font welcome kids from a variety of backgrounds and abilities. A jewel of a game.” ~ Common Sense Media

"An exciting educational app for kids" ~ NBC News

"A fantastic ... friendly, easy to use app ... Could be used both in the home and in an education setting." - Educational App Store

"HangArt makes learning more meaningful and effective." ~ Geeks with Juniors

"Great for reading skill reinforcement, in or out of the classroom." ~ Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review

"HangArt was one of my favorite new apps from this past school year." ~, “New Apps for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Other Learning Issues”


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What's New

Version 1.0.8

Updated for latest iOS


100.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Literary Safari, INC


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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