Parents' Guide to

Monkey Word School Adventure

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cute monkey guides kids through six early-reading games.

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Every game in this app is short and fast and then the next one begins without leaving space to breathe. There is no real sense of leveling or accomplishment. We noticed it creating addictive behaviour in our four-year-old. There are better reading apps out there.

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Each activity on Monkey Word School Adventure is short and moves automatically to the next challenge, so kids won't likely get bored. What really sets this early-reading app apart, though, is the increasing challenge based on prior performance. If kids master finding letters in the dropping gems, the next round will give them words. If they master three-letter words, they'll quickly move to blends and digraphs. The six games may get repetitive, but the customized adjustments in difficulty should keep kids interested. Parents can manually adjust the challenge level and turn off certain games in the settings if they want kids to focus on specific skills.

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