What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grammar Pop focuses on the basic parts of speech, not building higher-level grammar skills. Kids need to know the basic parts of speech before they start to play. Older kids and teens may find the first few levels a bit easy, but, with the addition of different parts of speech and time limits as the game advances, they'll find themselves excitedly racing to identify all the parts of speech.
What's it about?
In GRAMMAR POP, users practice identifying the parts of speech, one sentence at a time. The game starts by having users identify nouns, verbs, and articles. Each level adds a different part of speech, such as helping verbs, adjectives, and pronouns, to the equation. As they correctly identify parts of speech, players earn points, coins, and achievement ribbons. At the end of each level, users see their ranking and total score.
Is it any good?
Grammar Pop is a good app to use to reinforce kids' knowledge of the parts of speech. Because there are no definitions or lessons within the app, kids and teens need to know the basic parts of speech before they play. Once they start playing, they'll find it's more entertaining than diagramming sentences or doing other rote grammar exercises. The app also encourages kids to improve their performance, rewarding them with milestones and tracking personal bests.
Families can talk about...
Have kids draw pictures of the sentences they encounter during the game and label the pictures with the parts of speech they represent.
Find or make up a silly rhyme about the parts of speech kids can use to help identify them when they appear in sentences.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad|
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, reading, writing|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: applying information |
Self-Direction: identifying strengths and weaknesses, working efficiently
|Release date:||September 25, 2013|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later|