Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Grade Recommendation: 2nd and up
Specific Skill: Spelling/vocabulary
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
The goal is quite simple - build words (from a specific category - like sports) from the syllables shown. In 'classic' mode, syllables are shown on stationary dominoes. But in 'bubbles' mode, the same syllables are shown on floating bubbles - adding a little complexity to the task of making words.
Users can choose between 3 difficulty levels (1, 2, or 3 stars). In addition, you can play a 'Full Game' where categories change during the game. Or you can play a 'Training' round and pick a specific category.
Categories: wild animals, farm animals, musical instruments, the house, furniture, weather, colors, fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers, seaside, clothes, transport, DIY, sports, food and drinks, fishes, verbs, and the human body.
Users may even choose the preferred language - from English, French, Spanish, or German. The app also keeps track of high scores in both game modes.
This is one of the rare apps that's appropriate for an elementary, middle, or high school classroom. At this price point, it's highly recommended!