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Simplex Spelling is a powerful tool that enhances children’s spelling and reading skills. With its simple yet effective approach, kids could have fun while learning the most important words in English. This iPad app is ideal for young children who are starting to build their vocabulary as this includes over 220 basic English words as well as several useful features. Here is our complete review:
Each spelling word is pronounced properly and is used in a sentence to give a clear context of the word. Kids should then spell out the words accurately by tapping or dragging the letters to the boxes provided. They could tap on the repeat button to hear the word once again.
There is also a hint sign that helps the kids to get the right answer. They can choose from the possible correct letters and pronunciations of each spelling word. This function would help them to familiarize themselves with different phonetic sounds. Each box has a color that has a corresponding meaning: Red means a wrong letter, Blue implies that the letter is not just in the right position, while Green is the correct answer. This way, children could figure out on their own the right spelling of words.
Simplex Spelling contains quite a number of wordlists to select from. Kids could randomly choose one from the list or do each one in the order they appear. This app also supports multiple users. Numerous kids could register but they can use this app only one at a time. Each could see their progress through the app’s chart. The chart would tell them the words they have mastered and the ones which they need to practice on.
Parents could customize the setting for their children’s benefits. They could adjust the volume, change the font (upper or lower case), or even modify the keyboard layout.
Simplex Spelling is available on iTunes for $2.99. Back to school sale. More than 50% off for a limited time! (Original price $6.99)
Educational app; multiple users; a number of wordlists; several useful features; hint button; clear voiceover; color symbols; customize the setting
Landscape only; quite costly;
Simplex Spelling is an educational iPad app that is effective in improving children’s reading and spelling skills with the help of its wonderful features. This app also widens the kids’ vocabulary in a fun and interesting approach.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
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$2.99 for a limited time. (Original price $6.99) [iTunes Link]
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