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Description

- Australian Voice included! -
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

• "Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation" - The New York Times
• 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' for iPad and iPhone, and in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids'
• Used in US Schools (60K units sold to schools)
• More than 240K Units downloaded !

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Talking Movable Alphabet Activity
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• 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

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Fun Spelling Activities
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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)
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More Accolades
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• 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."

• BestAppsForKids
Editor's Choice - "This is the perfect app for any child who is learning how to read, or to supplement advanced vocabulary lessons through fifth grade."

• “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

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Please send any suggestions to support@lescapadou.com. We listen to our users to improve our products.

What's New

Version 5.4

• Adding words or sentences containing apostrophe is no more a problem
• Optimization for iOS12
Don't hesitate to send us feedback and suggestions for the next update!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Plokij10 ,

LOVE IT

My kid loves it, I love it. He can independently practice his spelling words, makes homeschooling day easier.

robotjoe05 ,

Excellent app, LOVE the Aussie voice!

Word Wizard is a fantastic app for practising sentence making, spelling and spelling tests. We use it often for practising spelling and having fun making words and sentences. The visual reward at the end of an activity is especially appealing to kids who are visually oriented. I love the option that prevents kids from making swear words. But most of all I LOVE the new AUSSIE ACCENT!!!!

One of our favourite educational apps just got better. I highly recommend it. Congratulations L'Escapardou!!

RBBudd ,

Happy Mum

This is a great app, my son has ASD and uses the movable alphabet to write his sentences in class. Having the phonics turned on really helps him by giving him one less thing to process on his own. Some of the phonics could be better eg when you type 'th' the voice dosen't give the blended sound but says t h this can be a little confusing for him. Would also like to save his sentences and print off (other than screen shot). Otherwise a very valuable app to have!

Information

Seller
pierre abel
Size
536.5 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© L'Escapadou 2011-2018
Price
$7.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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