Chomp, chomp, chomp! Word Grab Phonetics is a playful and educational phonetic word game that wraps some serious learning in a sense of humor. Suitable for children beginning to learn to read: from preschool to kindergarten and first grade. See the friendly monster munch letter blocks as you build words through phonetic associations. Collect three words to reward the monster with a crazy hat - and uncover a magical surprise. Word Grab Phonetics was created by the developers of the best-selling apps Shape-O! ABC's and Counting Caterpillar.
☆ COMPREHENSIVE PHONETICS
Word Grab helps your child gain a phonetic understanding of the alphabet and letter combinations, including both long and short vowels, and hard and soft letters. They will practice with a wide variety of phonics in learning to correspond the sounds of language with the visual letters that represent them. Improve phonemic awareness: the ability to recognize that words are made up of individual sounds. Through the game play children blend sounds, build words, and create sets of rhyming words. Customizable settings make it easy to adjust tons of options to suit the individual needs of your child.
☆ WORDS, WORDS, WORDS!
Word Grab features more than 250 words to expand vocabulary, each carefully selected to mirror educational standards . 200 crisp photographic images illustrate the words and provide thorough understanding and correspondence between sound, image, and written word. 200 storybook style sentences put the words in context to help with meaning and usage. Visual highlighting enables children to read along with the words and sentences as they listen to the clear, professional voiceover.
☆ A FRIEND AND GUIDE
Stuck on something? Helpful hints are provided by the friendly monster. The alphabet and word hint cards provide tailored assistance. The friendly monster acts as an interactive companion: watch as it chomps up letters, falls asleep when ignored, wakes when tapped and throws confetti for a job well done. Uncover zooming helicopters, giant balloons, jumping frogs and more beneath its magical hat. This fuzzy friend serves to add dimension, companionship and forward momentum, maintaining the child's interest in game play.
☆ PLAYFUL LEARNING
It's impossible not to smile at the friendly monster, the hilarious hats and the colorful scenes. There are 2 major levels of difficulty (in addition to the variety of individually customizable settings) - ABC Words and Rhyme Time. Each level features 3 scenes to explore, all beautifully illustrated and animated, with popping moles and long-legged flamingoes, outer space exploration and chugging trains. The reward activities (over 20 in all) are awarded at the completion of each set of words. Children give the friendly monster a funny hat to wear then uncover beneath it an interactive surprise!
At Bellamon we craft every app with meticulous attention to detail. The illustrations recall the simplicity of paper cut-outs and hand drawn lines. The custom music and sounds are put together by our own sound design team using real instruments, producing sounds which are fun and also pleasing to hear. We emphasize clear, high-quality voiceover. We believe that kids deserve the very highest standards of interaction design.
As parents ourselves, we make apps that not only cover educational ground, but are also imbued with playfulness, encourage creativity, and give a feeling of accomplishment. The large, colorful game elements are designed for small fingers and intuitive game flow. We spend a lot of time thinking, planning and refining to get the balance between entertainment and education just right. We always work in consultation with education specialists, teachers, parents and most importantly, kids! Who says learning can't be fun?
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Ratings and Reviews
Good Phonetics App
My daughter, who is in kindergarten, is learning how to read using the phonics method. This app will definitely help reinforce what she is currently learning.
ABC words enforces the letter sounds and creates a word that uses the letter sound.
Rhyme Time leaves me a bit confused. I know the object is to select a letter to complete a word. My problem is, why are there letters floating around that wouldn't actually work with the word you are trying to create. Perhaps it is to introduce the child to other letter or letter combination sounds? I would rather have letters floating around that could complete the word. Example, if the word contained ack. I would like to see letters such as S, L, CR, SL, P. Not letters such as K, Ph, Gr that would not create an actual work if combined with ack. I'm not sure how that's helpful. Perhaps I'm missing the point. Even with that said, Rhyme Time will still help reinforce the letter sounds as well as introduce kids to words that use those sounds.
Overall, this is a good app.
Cute Game for Kids
When you first start there is a monster with the background of outerspace, the women starts with a letter sound and you have to click the letter that she said. After that the monster will grap the letter and picture of what the letter started with in the beginning. If you tap the monster the women repeats the letter sound. When getting the corrct word the women says a sentence with the letter . Overall this app shows children how to match the sound with a letter but at the same time know what the word was.
Well Worth it!!
I got to say that I am such a fan of Bellamon's apps. My daughter grew up playing Shape-O ABC's which kept her entertained for a good hour or so and now that she is in first-grade is obsessed with her early reading and rhyming games. The ABC letter game is great for my youngest too. They have spent all afternoon playing and the music and sound is not annoying either- unlike some other app games they have been playing.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.