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Lexi's World

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kids create a lovely magical world by spelling simple words.

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This sweet spelling game makes words come to life in a way that's both gentle and exciting. With just a simple QWERTY keyboard, kids are in the driver's seat and can easily dictate what they want to introduce to Lexi's World. Once kids choose a letter to start, most of the letters on the keyboard black out, which leads kids to spell only certain words. With limited options, kids are able to focus on accessible and familiar words that should have meaning for them. Though most available words are animal names, there are also some others, like "apple," "night," "sun," and "rain" and a small collection of verbs that make Lexi move (e.g, "run," "jump," "ride"), so the collection does end up being quite varied. And many words connect to each other or are available only when certain conditions have been created, which helps build context. For example, the horse thinks about an apple, so kids can type "apple" to give it something to eat. Of course, having limited options may frustrate some kids who want to spell and create things that aren't available. The audio allows kids to hear each letter name and complete word so that they can work on connecting the written symbols to spoken sounds. Plus, it's important to see darker skin represented in the main character of a kid's app, which adds to the factors that show Lexi's World was thoughtfully made.

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