A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn to recognize and spell basic words. Little Speller pairs each word with a picture so kids can associate the word with an image. Kids also have to arrange the letters to spell out the word. They can get tons of practice with both upper- and lowercase letters and improve their skills as parents can gradually take away the visual and audio hints. Parents can also select or add on specific words kids need to practice more. Little Speller is a straightforward app that can target kids with a range of skills with its many customization options.
Ease of Play
The app is very easy to use. The extensive settings menu is meant for parents use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kids Learning – Little Speller 3 Letter Words is an easy-to-use set of digitized flashcards that lets kids practice spelling and recognizing basic words. It's fully customizable from the level of hints to even recording your own labeling for each word. Don't like a specific word? Delete it. Want to include other words? Take a picture and add it. Teachers will appreciate that there's even a setting to select the type of words, like consonant-vowel-consonant words. The amount of options may be a little much at first, but parents may come to appreciate the flexibility as kids improve and seek more difficulty.
Is It Any Good?
Kids Learning – Little Speller 3 Letter Words is a simple app. Kids scroll through word after word and spell them. Each word is paired with a clear picture (which can be turned off, of course!). There's also clear pronunciation of each letter and word. However, the app does not include any letter sounds to help phonics skills.
For kids who like to look at pictures and spell, this app is great. But it may not be as engaging to kids looking for something that has more game qualities. Again, the strength of Little Speller is in its customizability. Being able to add and edit words increases its range and also lets parents and kids have some fun with it.
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