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• Pronounce and spell check any word, number or sentence

• Natural Sounding Voice - three American voices, one British voice and one Australian voice

• Letter sound (phonic) or name when a letter is touched in the alphabet

• Alphabetic or Qwerty Keyboard

• 4 keyboards available: letters, numbers, consonant digraphs (like “th”) and vowels digraphs (like “oo”)

• Uppercase or lowercase letters

• Keyboard emulation option (dragging letters is optional)

• 4 letter sizes available (allowing for more or less letters on the board)

• Voice Transformer (speed and tone) for added fun

• Customized word pronunciation, if necessary

Fun Spelling Activities


3 spelling activities of increasing difficulty are provided to adapt the activity to the child’s spelling level. You can use the built-in word lists or create your own.


1 - "Word Practice" says and displays the word to spell, and asks the child to spell it using the talking movable alphabet

2 - "Scrambled Letters" says the word and displays the letters needed to build the word or sentence, and asks the child to reorder the letters.

3 - “Spelling Quizzes” is a standard spelling test. The app won’t move onto the next word until the child has correctly spelled the word, helping them to remember its correct spelling.


Create custom Word Lists by entering your own words and sentences

• 184 built-in word lists of 10 words: Words for beginners, Dolch Words, 1,000 most frequently used words, body parts and more

• Unlimited number of users

• Detailed Spelling Test Reports per user

• Hints are available should kids not know how to spell a word

• Colorful animations are displayed when a word is completed

• Once a quiz is completed, interactive animations are available as a reward

• Share Word Lists you’ve created

Word Wizard offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages four to 10:


• A talking Movable Alphabet that allows kids to experiment with phonics and word building thanks to the advanced text to speech engine.

• 3 spelling activities that increase in difficulty with a list of more than 1,400 questions and answers. Add your own words to create unique spelling quizzes. Keep tabs on your children’s progress with detailed reports.

“I love the talking alphabet. The verbal feedback helps children decide if the letter they chose is indeed the letter intended. The voice reads whatever words the child creates, which give another opportunity for children to self-correct if the word does not sound like the word the child wrote. The app supports letter recognition, phonological awareness, spelling and self-correction without sacrificing fun. I will certainly recommend it to early educators.”

Mary Ellin Logue, Ed.D

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education,University of Maine

“This is a fantastic app for young children, right through to children in later elementary school which makes it an app worth having on your iPad.”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/08/motion-math-zoom-and-word-wizard-two-excellent-educational-apps/shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3
“Word Wizard is a fantastic app if you want to put letters into your child’s hands and let them go to town forming words freestyle”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYghttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48839202/ns/technology_and_science-back_to_school/t/great-apps-get-your-kindergartner-ready-school/#.UFCuXqT9FYgshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3
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