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HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

New twist on old game makes learning fun.

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With three ways to engage, kids have a wonderfully interactive experience exploring a good-size selection of important words. In addition to guessing a word, kids also think about its meaning, use it in context, and get creative. Every element was clearly well thought out, including the difficulty levels, special easy-reading font, and parents' guide to the drawings. Also, while drawings are simple and cute, they also purposefully present diverse representations of words -- a baby with brown skin, a Native American corn husk doll -- which help widen kids' horizons and expectations. Storytelling and drawing also let kids explore the words in their own way, and the two-player mode encourages users to play together. The biggest downsides are some technical issues and the handwriting approach: At times the app freezes or doesn't respond to where you tap, and the letter-tracing feature can be slow in its response to where you move your finger. Also, the direction to create letters doesn't coincide with best practices around letter formation, though the target age would probably benefit more from writing words without guides anyway. Look beyond these issues, and it's a jewel of a game.

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