Spelling Bug: Word Match is a great spelling and phonics app for young children. With Spelling Bug: Word Match, kids can join the bugs as they test their memory and spelling skills. I thought that this app would be perfect for elementary age children, and one that kids could grow with.
The app features a fun memory-matching style gameplay. Kids can match pictures, words, shapes and sounds. One feature I really liked – parents can personalize the game by adding their own words and recording secret clues (perfect for spelling lists from school). The goal of the game is to make matches and earn coins. Coins can be used to unlock coloring pages. There are 20 vibrant colors to choose from when coloring, I think kids will enjoy this fun reward.
This app was designed by teachers, and there are four spelling lists, including Essentials for Primary School, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade. The app utilizes a phonic method of teaching words. I think that the app could be used in the classroom, as well as at home.
I really like the Spelling Bug: Word Match app. I would definitely recommend this app to the teachers and parents of elementary school students. I will be checking it out more with my 5 year old son, I think he’s a great age for it!