Vocabularium - Flash Cards

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Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media
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Educational app teaches new words and famous quotes.

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Simply touch the screen to reveal the definition or quote on the other side of the flash card, and swipe your finger to move forward or backward.

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The app does not have advertisements, although the publisher promises that a paid version of the app with more words is on the way.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Vocabularium - Flash Cards is an educational app created to expand vocabulary. The application includes 200 words with correct pronunciations and usage. Each card offers something different on the opposite side -- some words contain quotes from classic literature, while others have full definitions or synonyms. Users can collect a selection of favorite words by highlighting the star on the upper right-hand corner of the card. Search through the assortment of words by shuffling through random cards, organizing words alphabetically, or flipping through favorites.

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Is it any good?

The VOCABULARIUM - FLASH CARDS app does a good job teaching new words, and offers a nice introduction to classic literature. Some words simply provide definitions, while other words are linked to quotations -- "ambiguous" from Moby Dick and "repudiate" from War and Peace are examples. Whether expanding vocabulary or playing trivia with friends, word smiths will find Vocabularium - Flash Cards a productive activity or simply a fun way to pass time.

App details

  • Device: Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: January 19, 2011
  • Category: Reference
  • Size: 0.55 MB
  • Publisher: Ralph Gootee
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 1.6 and up

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