6 Fun Spelling Apps for Kids

Six Fun Kids Spelling Apps

Are you looking for some fun kids Spelling Apps? Spelling apps are fun, easy ways to introduce people of all ages to literacy and spelling. The apps are available on all three major operating systems and for a wide range of ages and skill levels. Whether you are looking for iOS, Android or Windows, we have you covered. Here are some of our favorites!

iOS

Pogg $0.99 This spelling game has two modes: picture mode and spelling mode. Spelling mode allows children who are already reading and spelling to enter words into the “What should Pogg do now?” box, then watch as he acts out that word if they have spelled it correctly. Picture mode is for children who are not yet reading, allowing them to select from a series of words, hear that word read aloud, and then watch as Pogg acts it out. There are 300 words in the game's dictionary thus far and the developer plans to release more as free updates.

Bob Books $3.99 iTunes brings classic Bob Books to life with an interactive app! Each book consists of 12 pages with 4 levels of difficulty, utilizing spelling, repetition, and phonics to help beginning readers build their reading skills. As the children play through the books, the black and white illustrations are filled in with vibrant colors.

Android

Super WHY $2.99 Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and Super Why take your child on a literacy adventure! Four interactive games teach your child the magic of spelling, writing, reading and the alphabet. Bring your child's favorite characters to life and introduce them to the fun of reading with this Android game.

Spelling Bee $0.99 A fun, competitive spelling bee game for Android users, this app challenges spellers with over 2,300 words in various levels of difficulties.

Windows

Spelling Millionaire Premium $0.99
Try to win the “Million Dollar” prize by correctly spelling 15 words in a row! The prize may not be real, but the challenge is.

Spell It Free!
This free Windows game is a multiplayer, digital version of the classic Scrabble game. Play with up to four online players, or try out pass-and-play mode for friends who don't have a smartphone.

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Kids Camping Activities

It's almost camping season and for those families out there that enjoy camping, you really look forward to this time of year. It presents a great opportunity to get the family together outdoors and away from the day-to-day routine. Camping is fun and adventerous way to spend spring and summer with the family. Spending time together in the great outdoors can be a great way to experience something new, however, the kids can easily bored if you haven’t prepared them with an array of activities to keep them occupied and having a good time. Most kids are sure to all of the normal grilling and sleeping in the tent type stuff, but those other times of relaxation should be accounted for as well to ensure everyone gets some fun and relaxation too. Taking steps to plan and prepare before setting out on a new adventure can make a world of difference. To help give you some ideas, we have put together a  list of ways to keep your children entertained on your next camping trip!

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Make Family Dinner Time a Fun Priority

When I was younger, I used to love how every evening we would gather around the table and just talk about how our day went. Of course, for a preschool child there is not much to say on that subject, except talking about the new words I had learned or the paintings I had made; which I truly considered a masterpiece by the way (that is, my colored finger pads randomly pasted on a white paper). We used to do this around dinner time because at that time everyone would be home, kindly sitting around the dinner table and sharing a homemade casserole (surely one of Mom’s favorites) while listening to each others stories. But it wasn’t so much about the type of meals we would share – because quite frankly, there were times it was just pizza – It was mostly about the togetherness of the moment.

9 Free Kids Learning Apps

Free Learning Apps for Kids

 

The Kids App market continues to grow and today kids have more devices than can be imagined. More and more developers are stepping up to the plate in an effort to create fun and engaging applications for children to use. It isn’t all games though, there is an increasing amount of apps are geared for use by parents and teachers to foster cognitive development in children of all ages. We have selected 9 fun, exciting (and FREE!) learning apps just for kids.


For iOS

• Farm 123
This app, geared towards preschool age children, is like a digital pop-up book. The child learns to count by touching each individual item in a group (such as 4 bales of hay) and, since the book doesn’t allow any one item to be touched or counted twice, it helps children understand the one to one correspondence piece that is so integral to learning to count.

• Duolingo
For older children, this amazing app is a free resource for children (or anyone) to learn another language. English speakers can currently learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish and Swedish. Duolingo is available online and for Windows and Android as well.

• Little Writer
This tracing app is fantastic on your iPad and is popular with parents and teachers everywhere. This app includes both capital and lower case letters, encouraging your child to learn the shapes of each in a fun way. Learning to trace and recognize the shapes of letters is the first step in learning to read!

For Android:

• Hooked on Phonics-
A classic goes digital!  The award winning Hooked on Phonics program that we all know and love, which has helped millions of children learn to read is now available in the Google Play store.

• Dictionary.com Flashcards
Whether they are just trying to improve their vocabulary or studying for a specific test, this flashcard app is a great resource for children of several grade levels to improve their language skills. Available for iPhone and iPad as well.

• Endless Alphabet – This charmingly illustrated app is brought to you by the creative minds behind Sesame Street!  It features fun puzzles for kids to solve while learning their ABCs and expanding their vocabulary.

For Windows:


• ABC Letters and Phonics-
Preschool children will have a blast learning their letters and learning to read using this eye catching phonics, colors, shapes, letters and numbers app for Windows.

• Khan Academy
This incredible tool can be used by children and adults alike. Khan Academy offers courses in nearly all subjects and of nearly all levels. Whether you are using it to teach a child a new skill, or to bolster knowledge in a subject they already know, Khan Academy is a fantastic resource for both parents and teachers. Available also for iPhone, iPad and Android, as well as online.

• My Study Life – This app, for older children, is the school planner of the future. Combining all classes, assignments, exams, etc. all into a personalized calendar, your child is guaranteed to be on schedule and on track, never needing to blame the dog for a missing assignment again.

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