Word Games for Kids - Futaba

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Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media
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Customizable matching game a fun way to learn with others.

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The game is very intuitive to play and to set up, and can be tailored to the needs of emerging readers and strong readers alike.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Word Games for Kids - Futaba is an educational word quiz game for early elementary kids. One to four kids can play at a time. The game consists of players competing to see who can match a word to the given picture the quickest. If a player taps the wrong answer, that player has to wait for the next question. Whoever matches the most words the quickest within a certain period of time wins the round. When a player wins three rounds, he or she wins the game. If there is a tie, the game continues until there is a winner. The game comes with more than 100 images divided into sets containing animals, shapes, things, and transport. New sets can also be made with photos from the user's device camera, the camera roll, iTunes documents, or from DropBox. All of the sets, or just a subset of them, can be used in the game. Each game can last one, three, or five minutes. Sounds can be turned off or on, and can also be changed. The game can also be backed up locally or to DropBox, saving custom sets.

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Is it any good?

WORD GAMES FOR KIDS - FUTABA is a very useful and creative app that teaches kids to match words and pictures. Because it can be customized with your own pictures and words, it can be used for fun, for educational purposes, or to create themed games. And because it is so customizable, it can be used with students to learn other topics such as foreign languages, science, history, music, or art. The game style is very playful, and it is a game that kids can enjoy together.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 3, 2011
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 16.80 MB
  • Publisher: INKids
  • Version: 1.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later

For kids who love working with words

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