Parents' Guide to

Sentence Sensibility

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Drag word tiles to build sentences from famous literature.

App iPad Free to try Educational Games
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While the unique activities are amusing, more learning content around language and its parts might give more context. The Remix game is the real highlight, letting you build as many sentences as you can from the words in a sentence from literature. The biggest drawback is that there isn't much context: You earn points for including different components of a sentence, such as an infinitive or an independent clause, but those terms aren't defined anywhere, and it's not clear why one might earn more points than another. Also, if you haven't read the works that these sentences are drawn from, it's not clear what the sentences are about. Plus, you still get points for sentences that are grammatically correct but don't make much sense, like "The sensation caused a speech." Overall, Sentence Sensibility is an amusing way to play with language and to see just how many ways you can remix a few words, but it may not keep kids occupied for long. 

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, reading comprehension, text analysis, vocabulary
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: problem solving, solving puzzles, thinking critically, Creativity: combining knowledge, making new creations
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99/month or $49.99/year for a game bundle)
  • Release date: September 8, 2017
  • Category: Educational Games
  • Publisher: Touch Press
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 28, 2019

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