By Vermont Digital Arts LLC
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Spin Spell is a physics based 3D mobile game that motivates children to learn to spell while having fun and improving their hand/eye coordination.
Children learn to spell by navigating a variety of 3D spelling mazes. Points and achievements are awarded based on the sequential collection of letters to correctly spell a word, the speed by which the letters are collected and the number of correct letters collected in a streak. Points are never subtracted from the score but bonus streaks are reset when an incorrect letter is hit and/or when the game timer expires.
• 31 pre-made levels
• 20 pre-made spelling lists
• Spelling list editor
• Level editor
• 3D physics
• Adjustable roll speed for ball
Spelling List Editor: Create, save and play your own spelling lists. Use your child’s spelling lists from school and make studying fun.
Level Editor: Edit existing and/or create your own mazes with our built-in level editor. If a maze is too difficult, or if it is not challenging enough, change it in our level editor. Be creative and make artistic levels to enhance gameplay.
Would Be Perfect if....
I would give this five stars if I were able to customize my own language within the app. This game is based on the English alphabet system. I am currently learning languages which have their own sounds for most letters. It would be a fine, fun learning tool to write these words with their appropriate sounds and play the game with all its numerous game levels and mazes. Be that as it may, I wish this app had been available when my kids were young. At that time they had 'speak n spell' but Spin Spell would have had them begging to play! I realize the app was targeted for young learners, but when learning other languages that is just what you are in the beginning...a beginner...new to the language. That is why I thought I'd try Spin Spell since a good portion of the words in my targeted language can be very long...upwards of thirteen letters...so correct spelling is a challenge. Take for instance the number nine...this is [nkotimeneehki]. The word for a certain bird has fifteen letters! So, you get an idea as to how creative one needs to be in order obtain proficiency in spelling for other languages! Anyway, this is a fine app and as I said, great for keeping kids engaged while learning to spell!
Fun AND educational?
One of the few games out there that do a good job of combining fun and education. I look forward to other games from these guys.
Educational and fun. A perfect mix!
Very well done! Great feature being able to add my own word list.