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The Word Games app is a fun way of helping children to learn some of the most foundational words in English. Word games encourages children to practise recognising and reading useful words through playing games. This app contains 50 words; they are common high frequency words; many are not decodable and children need to recognise these words by sight. The aim of the app is to get children recognising and reading all the words quickly, without trying to decode them. The app also includes eight character names (Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper, Wilma, Wilf, Floppy).

There are three different games on the app: Word Detective, Memory Game and Word Builder. These will help your child to develop memory and concentration skills as well as helping them to recognise the words, building their confidence while they have fun.

All cards

All cards

Familiarise yourself with the words in the app, flipping through the all cards section. A microphone button lets you record your children so that they can listen back to the words as they’re reading them. Use the cards as a prompt for reading or spelling tests outside of the prescribed app games.

Word builder

One of the words on the flashcards will be split into separate letters. An audio prompt will play. Rearrange the letters into an order to make the word that was read out. A game for children who are starting out with learning to spell.

Word builder
Sound detective

Word detective

Help Kipper pack his suitcase. Six flashcards are shown face up on the screen, and a word is played. Find and tap on the matching card. Word detective teaches children to instinctively read undecodable but common words..

Memory game

12 cards will be shown face down. Tap on the cards to help Biff, Chip and Kipper find all six matching pairs. This game reinforces reading skills through example audio.



My Phonics Kit Win a sticker every time you complete a game.

Improve your results

My Phonics Kit A review screen at the end of each game shows the sticker that was won and complements the player for completing the game. A replay button gives you an easy way to re-enter the game.

Win a certificate

My Phonics Kit Collect 5 stickers to win a certificate, and collect all the stickers to win a giant bonus sticker.

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