Vocabulary Apps

A bigger vocabulary can benefit kids in all sorts of ways -- from being able to express themselves more clearly to doing well on all sorts of tests. These fun apps are vocabulary games that can broaden kids' verbal collection (though nothing can replace the benefits of good old-fashioned reading).

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Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
Cute ABC and vocab app will appeal to a wide range of ages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Apps for Windows
(2014)
Familiar images may help kids expand vocabulary.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
Impressive use of technology great for young readers.
Devices: Android
(2014)
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Useful creation tool can help with vocabulary, expression.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Fast-paced word game teaches wide range of vocabulary.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Challenging word puzzle has good customization options.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Good for general practice, but kids can't enter own lists.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Excellent searchable dictionary includes word lists, games.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Fast-paced vocabulary practice with lessons, games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Expand and explore vocab with pretty good word-finder.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
Fast-paced game reinforces knowledge of parts of speech.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Brief vocab quests should hold preteen attention.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Free practice tool is good but has incomplete word list.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Focused drills for vocab building; no bells and whistles.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
Challenging practice app for SAT and ACT prep.
Devices: Android
(2013)
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No-frills app helps build vocabulary by focusing on roots.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Effective approach to expanding vocab with 40 free words.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Intense, game-style vocab practice challenges teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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A slam dunk for helping teens' vocabulary to ... burgeon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Mexican wrestling theme makes vocab engaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Learn new vocab with cartoons; some content best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)