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.
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.
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.
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..
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.