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Kids Crosswords

By Learning Touch LLC

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Description

Kids Crosswords from Learning Touch gives you 100 words, 10,000 puzzles, 10 levels of increasing difficulty and a million hours of educational fun for your kids!

With Kids Crosswords, your child can start with beginning speller challenges, then hone their spelling skills as they learn to be master crossword puzzle solvers!

This crossword puzzle game is specially designed to teach fundamental reading and pre-reading concepts to young children. In Kids Crosswords, your child will learn how letters correspond to sounds and how letter sounds form words. While they play, each letter tile announces its sound; when each word is completed, it is spelled out and then spoken.

Kids Crosswords is fun, educational, and engaging without being over-stimulating. It is designed with both parents and their kids in mind.

With Kids Crosswords:
* You can choose between phonics or letter names spelling
* You can get a different puzzle every time. Each puzzle is randomly selected from a library of 10,000 puzzles!
* You can learn new words with fun pictures and sound effects.

Not just fun and games, Learning Touch apps are powerful educational tools perfect for the car, the classroom, or the couch! Kids can play Kids Crosswords by themselves, but they love bringing their grownups along, sharing their puzzles, saying the names of the letters, and watching pictures animate and change from black and white to color!

Read what parents and educators have said about Kids Crosswords:

"Learning Touch has applied their streamlined, rock solid approach to early phonics and spelling in this flexible crosswords app. Kids Crosswords is easy to use and educationally sound, making it an ideal first crosswords app for preschool and kindergarten."

-- Jennifer Bogart at Apps for Homeschooling

"Learning Touch apps have been a staple for my 'literacy toolkit' when I volunteer in my child's kindergarten classroom. The kids love their apps, especially the newest release Kids Crosswords. With Learning Touch apps, you can be assured that kids are learning and having fun. They have great educational features and fun rewards that keep kids engaged."

-- Carisa Kluver at Digital Storytime

“From the developers of the fantastic ‘First Words’ series, ‘Kids Crosswords’ is a great evolution still on the same theme. We specifically like the way difficulty is built from the basics up to challenging crosswords for kids. A must have.”

-- Apps 4 Kids

“I like the way the app has kept things simple but also engaging for children. The fact that it’s educational on top of that is terrific.”

-- Heather Leister at The iPhone Mom

*** We love getting feedback from our users. If you have questions or comments, please send them to info@learningtouch.com. **

What's New in Version 1.2

Thank you for writing to us with your ideas and feedback-- please keep it coming!

★ In this update, we’ve increased the touchable area around the word illustrations. It’s now easier for tiny fingers to access the word hint.

★ We’ve improved the look of our More Games icon.

Feel free to contact us at info@learningtouch.com if you have a question or need support.

Thank you for supporting Learning Touch! Please don’t forget to rate our app in the App Store.

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Customer Reviews

Pretty good but...

This is a fun game that works well and is user friendly. However, I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and there are errors on the sounds modeled. For example, the 'a' is car does not sound like the 'a' in apple, yet that is how the app says it. Also, the short 'u' sound, sounds more like the short 'o' sound. There could be more sound errors but these are the ones I found using the app one time with a student. If these can be corrected, I would give it 5 stars. I suggest you hire an SLP to help make sure all sounds are correct. Thanks for designing a great app, just needs improvements.

Adding to previous comments, the voiceless consonants should be pronounced with only the mouth forming the sound, excluding the voice, e.g., /p/ should not be /pu/, the app is producing 2 sounds for the letter /p/ and also for /h/ where is says /hu/. I would like to note that the app gives correct pronunciation for the voiceless consonants /t, k, s/. Avoiding vowels that are followed by /r/ is recommended since the vowel does not say its typical sound when followed by /r/. Then the app won't be saying the short a sound for words like car which does not have a short a sound in it. This is confusing if you are not a native speaker.

For preschoolers

I was looking for an app for my 3rd and 5th graders, this is not it! Lists advanced levels but only makes 3 to 5 word puzzles just changes directions of words. Total waste of $!

Kids Crossroads

Great game/Learning game for my son who has autism!!! He loves it. I had to get full version for him. Keep updates coming and maybe new words would be nice too. Thanks!

Kids Crosswords
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2012
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 18.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Learning Touch LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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