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Go West, Young Speller

Last updated 2 years ago

Learning new spelling words can sometimes be boring--even for kids who like to read. Skill practice for reluctant readers and writers is often an even bigger challenge. Here are two apps that could give your kids a new perspective on language skills:
 
Mystery Word Town

Learning to spell was never more fun. Mystery Word Town takes you back to the Old West. You'll use your spelling skills to find the Huevos Rancheros, a gang of gold thieves who have hidden their loot in buildings around the town. You'll be rewarded with letters to use in spelling words as you make your way through the town's buildings and hear tales of the old timers who used to live there.

Delightful graphics and imaginative stories make the puzzle fun. Customizable word lists and audio features (including the ability to record new words in your own voice) enhance learning.
 
Book Creator
The pride of authorship may be just what your reluctant reader or writer needs to boost confidence! Book Creator offers a simple, exciting way for kids to turn their own writing into multimedia e-books to enjoy and share with friends. Text can be illustrated with photographs, videos, and drawings. A voice-recording feature makes creating text easier for struggling writers. Common Sense Media gives this app a 4-star rating for ease of use and potential for learning language skills.

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