Grammar Jammers Primary Edition

 

Learning(i)

Happy, snappy grammar lessons in songs and animations.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Very easy to play, with a well-organized user interface built around tapping. Kids must be able to read brief instructions or have instructions read to them to play the Quick Check quiz.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

The apps that follow the free Primary Edition -- Elementary Edition and Middle Edition -- cost $2.99 each.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

No personal information is required to play Grammar Jammers Primary Edition.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Grammar Jammers Primary Edition is a free, beginning grammar app that teaches grammar basics through fun animations and songs. It's part of a series that also includes Grammar Jammers Elementary and Middle Editions, which cost $2.99 each. 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • vocabulary

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Catchy songs and happy animations engage kids with grammar vocabulary in lighthearted yet solidly educational ways. The quiz-like activity at the end of each song lesson adds a bit of interactivity.

Learning Approach

Lessons in brief songs provide just enough depth and concrete examples of grammar vocabulary for beginners, and they're followed by the short Quick Check activity for reinforcement.

Support

Kids must read the instructions for the Quick Check quizzes. Even though the instructions are very brief, adding verbal directions would be helpful for emerging readers.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • vocabulary

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information

Kids can learn about basic grammar terms: adjectives, contractions, nouns, pronouns, punctuation, sentences, and verbs. They can listen to and view examples of each term in the animated songs, then practice their understanding of each in the Quick Check quizzes. Grammar Jammers Primary Edition engages kids with basic grammar vocabulary in a memorable, fun way.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

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What's it about?

GRAMMAR JAMMERS PRIMARY EDITION uses fun animations and rhythmic songs to help new and emerging readers learn adjectives, contractions, nouns, pronouns, punctuation, sentences, and verbs. Kids tap a topic to watch a brief animation and listen to a song related to that topic. (When they learn about contractions, for example, little bunnies hop and bump apostrophes into words as fun banjo music plays.) Kids can then play the Quick Check quiz to reinforce what they've learned.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

If your kid is struggling to learn basic parts of speech or finds this topic intimidating at school, Grammar Jammers Primary Edition could be an excellent way to ease her into grammar. Fun songs, animated characters, colorful images, and simple words displayed on the screen keep the lessons light and pressure-free. The Quick Check quiz activity at the end of each song is also a low-stress way to find out if kids have understood what they've learned. Answer incorrectly, and the correct answer is immediately highlighted in green. Grammar Jammers Primary Edition is a short, sweet, and sometimes funny way to introduce kids to basic grammar definitions.

Families can talk about...

  • Incorporate new words into your everyday conversations using the catchy tunes, most of which are easy to remember.

  • If more than one kid is using this app, be sure to reset the quiz scores for accurate results.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:August 18, 2010
Category:Education
Size:25.00 MB
Publisher:Pearson Education
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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