Today we're starting a giveaway for another of our Top Picks, Word Wizard by L'Escapadou! This is a terrific app that Deanne gave four-and-a-half stars.
Parents or teachers should find this text to speech app invaluable to assist children learning to read and those who need spelling practice.
In evolutionary terms the common ancestors of this app would be fridge magnet letters and the Speak and Spell. What Word Wizard has in common with those old-school toys is a feature that is also its biggest strength - simplicity.
The app has two main components: a talking alphabet and spelling quizzes. The former is just what it sounds like - the alphabet, shown at the bottom of the screen. When the child drags and drops letters onto the board, the app sounds them out and as they are combined, speaks the words produced. For example, if the child chooses the letter ‘a’ followed by ‘n’ and ‘t’ they would hear the words ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘ant’ as each letter is added. Play of this nature is vital for the development of both letter recognition skills and an understanding of what letters sound like when used alone and in combination. The developer, L’Escapadou, produces apps based on Montessori principles and Word Wizard illustrates one of those principles very well – play is children’s work....
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