Spelling Apps

Whether your kid is the next spelling bee champion or just learning the ABCs, these educational apps will have them S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G in no time. Preschoolers love to experiment with letters and words, so we've picked out some great early-literacy apps to stoke those interests. We've also found some engaging tools for elementary-age kids who want to ace their next spelling test. From sight words to those tricky exceptions, these spelling games for kids cover everything kids need to become great spellers. And for more literacy tools, you might like our list of Vocabulary Apps.

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Lil Sub ABC - Learn to Spell Sea Animals and Beach Toys App Poster Image
Colorful, giggle-inducing alphabet practice for toddlers.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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123 Color HD Talking Coloring Book for iPad App Poster Image
Toddler-friendly coloring app also teaches ABCs and 123s.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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C Is for Cow App Poster Image
A is for an appealing app for learning the alphabet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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Bob Books #2 - Reading Magic HD App Poster Image
Spelling games offer fab way to learn to read.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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Clifford's BE BIG with Words App Poster Image
Creative way to build kids' confidence in spelling.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2012)
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iWriteWords (Handwriting Game) App Poster Image
Learn tracing with a cute crab and hand-drawn reward pics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2013)
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Montessori Crosswords App Poster Image
Learning tool for kids to practice phonetics and literacy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2012)
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Word Wagon - by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Colorful spelling game with lots of ways to customize.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Easy Spelling Aid + Translator & Dyslexia Support App Poster Image
Easily converts speech to text, translates 30 languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2017)
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The Electric Company Wordball App Poster Image
Videos from show combine with action to teach phonics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Freefall Spelling App Poster Image
Simple, fun choice for practicing basic world building.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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Sight Words - An early reading & spelling adventure! App Poster Image
Quality, customizable content covers tricky words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Montessorium: Intro to Words App Poster Image
Clever, hands-on method for learning how to spell.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories App Poster Image
New twist on old game makes learning fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Mystery Word Town Spelling App Poster Image
Old West crime-fighting takes kids on a spelling adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
(2015)
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Simplex Spelling HD - Dolch Sight Words With Reverse Phonics App Poster Image
Encouraging quizzes help kids master high-frequency words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2014)
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Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 -- English App Poster Image
Well-planned lessons will challenge, encourage learners.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2011)
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Super Speller: Create Your Own Spelling Tests App Poster Image
Spelling-test practice as easy as ABC.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2015)
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VocabularySpellingCity App Poster Image
Engaging spelling app is a teacher's dream.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2012)
(2012)
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SpellBoard App Poster Image
Great study tool offers options for various learning styles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Spelling Bee App Poster Image
Good for general practice, but kids can't enter own lists.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Subwords App Poster Image
Fusion between trivia and word game engages spellers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Word Ball - A Fun Word Game and App App Poster Image
Engaging, somewhat frantic game with some spelling practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2011)
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Miss Spell's Class App Poster Image
Fast-paced quiz game builds vocabulary and spelling skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD
(2014)
(2014)
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