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Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game

By Oxford University Press

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*Featured by Apple as 'Editors Choice'*
Spell with Pip is the new spelling game from Oxford University Press which combines practice with arcade-style gameplay, and bright, beautiful graphics. For children aged 4-8 years.

Compatibility: Requires iPad 2 or above with iOS 5, iOS 6 or iOS 7. Please note: this app is not compatible with iPad 1 or iOS8. If you are having problems with the app, please contact technical support at where we will be happy to help.


• So much fun children won’t even notice they are practising their spelling, as they help Pip the Parrot get back to his home in the jungle.
• Children will love the vibrant and absorbing gameplay.
• Focuses on words that children commonly find hard to spell, based on the latest research from the team behind the world-famous, market-leading Oxford Dictionaries for children.

*Key Features*

• Thousands of words to spell.
• Children can play again and again, earning stars and practising different words each time.
• Words become gradually more difficult across the eighteen levels.
• The fun ‘arcade-style’ game aids the development of hand-eye coordination. Pip the Parrot follows your finger and flies to the letters floating round the screen to collect them.
• The words that children collect are added to their very own dictionary on the app encouraging children to explore definitions and language.
• Includes the pronunciation of over 3,000 words from the ‘Oxford First Dictionary’.
• Suitable for users and learners of either US or UK English.
• The lively soundtrack can be muted, and audio is not necessary to play the game making it also suitable for those with a hearing impairment.
• Multiple profiles allow several children (and adults!) to progress through the game at different rates.

**Featured by Apple as 'Editors Choice' and in the 'Best New Apps' category (January 2014)**

"a wonderful spelling game ... the dictionary is a wonderful feature." - i Heart This App

"Very, very clever." - Family Tech

"Both my sons don't even notice that they are practising their spelling skills." - Geeks with Juniors

What's New in Version 1.2.1

The following issues have been fixed:
- Letters continuing to stick to the bottom of the screen in certain circumstances. (making it hard to collect them)

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Customer Reviews

iOS 10 keyboard freezing

My schools just bought hundreds of this app, but the keyboard to enter student names isn't working. Please fix!


AFTER I purchased this app, apple flashed a notification that this app may slow my ipad because the developer needs to update it. Well it does. It is un-usable. Don't waste you money. Shame on you apple, for not putting that warning on the app pre-purchase.

Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game
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  • $3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 233 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 6–8

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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