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Arcade-style games test reflex speed as much as grammar knowledge, but spelling, plurals, parts of speech, and verb tense are tested. A few items are ambiguous--for example, "knock" can be verb or noun. Some activities are more about words in context than goal of identifying part of speech.
Ease of Play
Tapping controls are simple and intuitive. Challenge increases as game progresses.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Arcade-style tap-and-smash game tests reflex speed and a variety of grammar skills. Overall, the visuals, music, and voice-over make the games appealing and inviting, so kids will readily jump in. Note, however, that there's no instruction or feedback offered, beyond whether an answer is right or wrong, so this is more for practice than instruction. Occasionally, there are answers given that are somewhat ambiguous. For example, in the "Noun Disco" game, the word "knock" is a wrong answer, even though it can be both a noun and a verb. Also, when kids are selecting words to plug into given sentences, such as "John ate _____ for breakfast," kids are paying more attention to words that make sense in context than to the word's part of speech. In the end, though kids may have fun at first, they may not be engaged for long since each game is basically the same.
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