A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can grow their vocabulary in general as well as practice vocab lists in specific topics.
Ease of Play
Missing explanation on best way to share/import lists.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Vocab flashcards are all grown up in this experience as kids help colorful creature Puku develop and evolve as they develop and evolve their own language skills. Puku: Learn New Words helps kids build their vocabulary with new words they may not be exposed to on a regular basis. But what makes Puku: Learn New Words most useful is the ability to create custom word lists using dictionary definitions. This allows kids to practice their own spelling words or vocabulary words from classes like science, art, music, and math. While the built-in definitions make it quick and easy to create custom lists, there's a limitation if you want to include words not in the built-in dictionary. The app would be even more powerful if it allowed user-added words and definitions. Teachers can create lists and share them with the class, but sharing/importing lists isn't as convenient as it could be. It requires users to click on a link outside of the app in order to add the custom list. Puku: Learn New Words doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it's engaging and easy to use.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.