We previously covered the Eggy Words app from Reading Eggs, and we were interested in their new app focusing on spelling, vocabulary and literacy skills. The Reading Eggs Spelling app uses spelling and letter games for kids in Grades 1-6. Each app includes 10 spelling games that reinforce a different literacy skill, including proofreading, word endings and plurals, compound words, and syllables.
Colourful animations, catchy songs and rewards keep kids engaged with the gaming platform, and keen to learn new lessons. The app itself, according to the developers, is based on the key teaching principle that the most effective learning takes place whilst having fun. In effect, the app captivates students with an interactive sensory environment to increase learning motivation and engagement.
We reviewed the Grade 3 Reading Eggs Spelling app and played the 10 different spelling games. It is evident that there has been a good deal of input from educationalists into developing this app. There is a lot of thought and pedagogy that has been used to create the games, and with the addition of the lively graphics makes this an exemplary spelling app.
A selection of the games that we thought were particularly useful for students were:
Some of the key features of the app include:
Reading Eggs is available for iPad and can be downloaded via iTunes. The full version of Reading Eggs Spelling allows you to choose a specific school grade from 1 to 6 to match your child’s age and reading level.
Reading Eggs Lite is also available as a free version containing general content from Spelling Games 1 – 6 apps.
Check out the full list of apps available on the Reading Eggs website.
Silvia Gallagher is the Head of Content for AvatarGeneration. Her background is in online learning, virtual worlds, and educational games. In her spare time she likes riding bikes over mountains and playing around with new technology.