Today's Good Free App of the Day is Build A Word Express - Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names (that's the app's full name).
The app provides two games, sound of letter and names of letter, that allow children to spell words two different ways. There are in-app links to additional purchases, however.
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Build A Word Express helps children as young as three learn how to spell by using either sounds of the letters (phonics) or names of the letters (spelling).
*focus is put on identifying sounds
*words are sounded out or spelled out
*two modes: Practice and Quiz
*option between upper and lower case letters
*positive reinforcement lowers affective filters making learning a more enjoyable process
*custom made features for special needs students
The underlying pedagogical methodology for this application is to teach children letters as well as to teach them how to combine letters into words. A child is offered either/both a visual prompt or/and audio prompt to “write” a word. The word is to be written by dragging appropriate letters one at a time in the designated slot in the correct order.
* Rather than just post a list with links we're going to find one free app each day, make sure it's worth downloading, and post the info.
Here are the rules:
1) The app has to have some substance as free. In other words, it can't be a few seconds of play and then require an in-app purchase.
2) My kids or I have to like it.
3) It can't have ads all over it.