TextTwist 2 for iPad

 

Learning(i)

Unscramble letters to make words in four languages.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

This game is easy and enjoyable to use. The different game modes range in difficulty (from untimed to lightning round). You can also change the maximum word length (five to seven letters) to make it more or less challenging. The diverse ways you can win bonus points or trophies makes play constantly gratifying. There are instructions available from the main menu and within each game. Your progress for one game per mode is automatically saved.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

Swear words that have other meanings, such as "ass," can be played. The games can be played using dictionaries in five languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Consumerism

On the main menu page, there is a link to purchase more games and another link to email friends to advertise this game and others from GameHouse.

 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

A link from the main menu allows you to email friends about this game and others by GameHouse. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that TextTwist 2 for iPad is set of five single-player word games. In each game, you are given five to seven letters to unscramble into words of three to seven letters. Each word receives points, and making the longest word allows you to advance to the next level. Play can be timed or untimed. Links from the main menu give options for emailing friends or buying more games. A similar app, TextTwist 2, is available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and Android.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • spelling
  • vocabulary

Skills

Self-Direction

  • time management

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

A great way to practice spelling words in other languages using five game modes. Kids will enjoy competing for high scores.

Learning Approach

Kids can learn and practice spelling skills by unscrambling letters to form multiple words of varying lengths, then reviewing words they've missed and tapping for definitions.

Support

There are instructions available from the main menu and within each game. A link from the main menu invites you to email friends about this game.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • spelling
  • vocabulary

Skills

Self-Direction

  • time management

Kids can learn and practice spelling skills by unscrambling letters to form multiple words of varying lengths with TextTwist 2 for iPad. After each round, kids can improve their vocabularies by reviewing the words they missed and tapping to look up definitions, but this isn’t essential to gameplay. Non-English speakers or kids studying other languages can play using French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish dictionaries. TextTwist 2 for iPad incentivizes kids to become speedy spellers by recognizing common letter pairings and new words.

This Learning Rating review was written by Liz Panarelli

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's it about?

Text Twist 2 for iPad has five game modes. In standard mode, players unscramble a batch of five to seven letters to form words of three to seven letters. One bingo word uses all the letters; once this word is solved, players can advance. Shorter words earn additional points, as does finishing before an optional two-minute timer. In letter mania, new letters replace used ones, and players find new words. In lightning round, players only find the bingo word using all the letters from each batch in quick succession. The app tracks player stats.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The five modes of play and multitude of ways you can win trophies and extra points provide something for everyone in TEXTTWIST 2 FOR IPAD. The game is easy to use and learn, and it's great to be able to listen to your iPod while playing. This is also a great way to practice spelling words in other languages. Since only one game per mode is saved at once, it could be tricky to share within the family, but kids will still enjoy competing for high scores. 

Families can talk about...

  • Challenge your kid to define the daily or bingo word, and check the definition together in Wiktionary.

  • Talk aloud as you play, pointing out spelling patterns and letter pairings (such as ck, th, sh, ie).

  • Discourage random guessing by challenging your kid to keep the invalid word stat below 10 words per game.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:September 18, 2010
Category:Word Games
Publisher:GameHouse
Version:1.2.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

This review of TextTwist 2 for iPad was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

Quality

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Teen, 15 years old Written byandylei May 30, 2011
age 13+
 

http://www.powerpointtoideo.net/

special thanks to this informative tutorial and powerful tool! it is really easy to use and I will recommend it to my friends! Thanks again! iPhone, iPad, ipod and some of other digital products of Apple company are walking into people’s life gradually and plays a significant roles in our daily life. Even though there some unavoidable limitation, but we should believe iPad is striving to change everything, we are looking forward the apple’s addition digital products:
What other families should know
Too much swearing

Poll

Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Digital Compass