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Word Wizard - Kids learn to spell with talking alphabets, spelling tests & fun phonics games

By L'Escapadou

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Description

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 with a list of more than 1,400 questions and answers. Add your own words to create unique spelling quizzes. Keep tabs on your children’s progress with detailed reports.
• UK Voice included

• "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
• Unlimited number of users
• Detailed Spelling Test Reports per user
• 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
• Share Word Lists you’ve created
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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 in Version 4.0

Biggest Update ever !
• 2 New Spelling Activities to Work on Word Lists: Word Practice and Scrambled Letters
• Record Audio to Replace any Word or Phonic
• 2 New Keyboards to Work on Digraphs (one for vowels like "oo", and one for consonants like "ch")
• New U.S. male voice
• Easy Word Lists Sharing with nearby devices
• Rotation bug fixed

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Word Wizard - Kids learn to spell with talking alphabets, spelling tests & fun phonics games
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.29
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 03 December 2014
  • Version: 4.0
  • Size: 373 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch
  • Developer: pierre abel
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

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