Kindergarten Sight Words Free features multiple interactive activities to introduce and practice use of high frequency words critical for reading. High frequency words or sight words are the building blocks for children learning to read. The full version of the application includes 100 of the most common words found in reading materials for kindergarten age children.
This free version includes Level 1. The full version includes Levels 1-15. Level 1 and 2 contain 8 high frequency words with 5 activities to introduce and reinforce the words. In levels 3-15 each level includes the words from all previous levels and introduces 5 to 7 new words. All words are pronounced clearly by a native English speaker.
Support for multiple users is now included. Users can be added or deleted by selecting 'manage users' in the Settings screen. Progress is maintained separately for each user. Students can easily switch to their profile by selecting the 'user' button on the main menu. For more information on managing users please visit our website. Up to 24 users are supported per device.
Activities in each level include:
Word Wheel - A quick introduction to each word then quiz to reinforce word recognition. Hints that reinforce knowledge because the first exposure might not make it stick.
Space Spelling - Jumbled letters need rearranged to spell the words. This activity has context-sensitive help so that even beginners will be able to learn spellings. Correctly spelled words are rewarded with rainbow rockets.
Jungle Bingo - Word bingo game includes context sensitive help and animated text to reinforce learning.
Oceans of Word Search - Underwater themed word search with context-sensitive help and interactive sea creatures as rewards for found words.
Memory Menagerie - Animals flip to reveal the words. Correct matches rewarded with animals flapping off the screen.
Common Core topics covered:
Kid tested and kid safe:
No in-app purchase: There is a link (behind parent gate) to the iTunes store for the paid version
No GPS or location services
No internet or social media integration
No 3rd party ads
No personal information collection
Level 1: the, I, a, to, is, my, go, me (included in Free Version)
Level 2: like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up
Level 3: at, see, he, do, you, an
Level 4: can, no, am, went, are, this
Level 5: look, for, get, come, that
Level 6: play, was, had, they, will, too
Level 7: all, be, as, one, by, what, did
Level 8: has, her, him, with, eat, if, but
Level 9: made, or, not, said, out, now
Level 10: of, put, ran, sat, read, boy, she
Level 11: sit, then, his, more, us, yes
Level 12: saw, girl, how, when, your, about, from
Level 13: than, away, them, came, big, many, after
Level 14: who, back, find, because, very, could, have
Level 15: make, number, into, there, were, people, just
Maelstrom Interactive is a small, family company. We are also parents of first grade age twins. If you enjoy Kindergarten Sight Words Free, please review us in the iTunes store. Feel free to contact us with questions or feedback. Thanks!
Based on your feedback, we have made Kindergarten Sight Words even better with a major update. Thank you for downloading. New features include:
1. Multiple user support
Up to 24 users can be added per device. Great for classrooms.
Progress is maintained separately for each user.
Users can be added or deleted by selecting 'manage users' in the Settings screen.
Students can easily switch to their profile by selecting the 'user' button on the main menu.
2. Autorotate support for landscape right and left for different iPad cases
3. Optimized graphics rendering and animation for more devices
4. Fixed sound bug. Please also make sure mute is off on device.
If you enjoy Kindergarten Sight Words, please do us a favor and leave a review in the app store. Thank you.
Ratings and Reviews
I downloaded the free app, once I noticed that you only have access to the “1st level” I opted to pay for the full version. It was totally worth the $2.99. My 5 year old went from not being able to read full sentences to being able to continually read full sentence in just 3 weeks!!! I couldn’t be happier! It really helped him SO MUCH! I recommend only letting your child play for 15-20 minute intervals.... my son started to get bored after that. It’s gets a little redundant. Regardless this app still gets my 5 star rating! Thank you creators!
Not a Free app.
Here is what my 5 year old said: mommy, the lady has funny voice. My comments are yes, she does. It’s not pleasant to the ear automated voice who is leading the kids through the game. Plus, only the first level is unlocked, the rest you have to pay. The learning concept was exciting, but not pleasant because of the voice.
For the grandkids
To get ready for back to school. Now the grandchildren can enter their names to track the words they have already learned
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.