Word Wizard

• "Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation" - The New York Times • Word Wizard offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages ...

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• "Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation" - The New York Times • Word Wizard offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages four to 10: • A talking Movable Alphabet that allows kids to experiment with phonics and word building thanks to the advanced text to speech engine. • 3 spelling activities that increase in difficulty • 184 built-in word lists (about 1800 words) • Add your own words to create unique spelling quizzes • Keep tabs on your children’s progress with detailed reports ___ • Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children's Technology Review • Winner of a Parents’ Choice Award • Featured by Apple as 'New and Noteworthy' , in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids' • Used in US Schools (60K units sold to schools) • More than 240K Units downloaded ! _______ Talking Movable Alphabet Activity _______ • Pronounce and spell check any word, number or sentence • Natural Sounding Voice - three American voices, one British voice and one Australian voice • Letter sound (phonic) or name when a letter is touched in the alphabet • Alphabetic or Qwerty Keyboard • 4 keyboards available: letters, numbers, consonant digraphs (like “th”) and vowels digraphs (like “oo”) • Uppercase or lowercase letters • Keyboard emulation option (dragging letters is optional) • 4 letter sizes available (allowing for more or less letters on the board) • Voice Transformer (speed and tone) for added fun • Customized word pronunciation, if necessary _______ Fun Spelling Activities _______ 3 spelling activities of increasing difficulty are provided to adapt the activity to the child’s spelling level. You can use the built-in word lists or create your own. 1 - "Word Practice" says and displays the word to spell, and asks the child to spell it using the talking movable alphabet 2 - "Scrambled Letters" says the word and displays the letters needed to build the word or sentence, and asks the child to reorder the letters. 3 - “Spelling Quizzes” is a standard spelling test. The app won’t move onto the next word until the child has correctly spelled the word, helping them to remember its correct spelling. • 184 built-in word lists of 10 words: Words for beginners, Dolch Words, 1,000 most frequently used words, body parts and more • Create custom Word Lists by entering your own words and sentences • Import and export Word Lists you’ve created • Hints are available should kids not know how to spell a word • Colorful animations are displayed when a word is completed • Once a quiz is completed, interactive animations are available as a reward -- Users & Reports -- • Unlimited number of users • Detailed Spelling Test Reports per user (can be exported in PDF) _______ More Accolades _______ • The New York Times "This is an important breakthrough in reading instruction, because it leverages the iPad’s size, powerful speech synthesis abilities and touchscreen, so that every letter can be a building block of phonetically accurate sound" • Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - 4.8 stars out of 5 - "Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator - and the perfect tool for a child just starting to experiment with letters and their sounds" • Wired's GeekDad "This is a fantastic app for young children, right through to children in later elementary school which makes it an app worth having on your iPad." • “I love the talking alphabet. (...) The app supports letter recognition, phonological awareness, spelling and self-correction without sacrificing fun. I will certainly recommend it to early educators.” Mary Ellin Logue, Ed.D, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education,University of Maine ________ Please send any suggestions to support@lescapadou.com. We listen to our users to improve our products.


Technical specifications

Version: 5.1

Size: 301.22 MB


Price: 4,23 €

Developed by L'Escapadou

Day of release: 2011-07-21

Recommended age: 4+

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