Spelling is a learned activity that requires formal/informal teaching and practice. You may pick up the oral part of a target language relatively easily (depending on your cognitive capacities, linguistic environment, and the level of your motivation and dedication, among other factors).But when it comes to learning how to spell, read and write, things get bit slower and might require much more attention and careful practice. The widespread of web technologies and mobile application has tremendously facilitated language learning. You can now learn a foreign language from the comfort of your couch and for free. However, in today’s post we are focusing on one aspect of language learning: spelling. We have curated for you this collection of carefully vetted apps to use with your kids, students and anyone else keen on learning and improving their spelling skills. The apps provide guided practice, interactive games, lessons, quizzes, puzzles, and several other materials to make learning spelling a fun and engaging task. We invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list.
1- Simplex Spelling Phonics 1‘Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 teaches a full year of spelling curriculum with over 450 high frequency words divided into 42 lists that are organized by spelling patterns and difficulty levels. Each of the 42 lists comes with a lesson that teaches one of the basic building blocks of spelling in the English language. These basic building blocks include the different phonograms, sounds, and spelling rules.’2- Montessorium: Intro to Words‘Intro to Words guides your child so that they can learn to write, read and spell phonetically, and compose their own words and stories with original illustrations! Based on the proven methodology of Montessori.’
3- Spelling Monster‘This educational app is a great tool that allows kids to practice their spelling words with fun interactive mini games.’
4- Spelling Teacher‘The Spelling Teacher app includes Julia, your child’s private spelling teacher who interacts with your student while playing fun learning activities. Teacher Julia also reads words and sentences during spelling practice and while taking weekly spelling tests.’
5- Word Wizard for Kids‘Word Wizard offers several unique reading and spelling activities for children ages four to 10’6- SPELLING MAGIC 3 ‘SPELLING MAGIC 3 focuses on words that have multiple syllables in them. Examples of words included in this app are, pretzel, button, camel, and trumpet. This app also has compound words in it, such as bobcat, hotdog, dustpan, and handbag. The words are grouped into themed categories for organization and to create interest in the app.’
7- Spelling Bus‘Spelling Bus is for learning to spell and practice to spell. Kids see the pictures and listens to the word and then type the spelling.’8- Spelling Bug‘Kids learn to spell the most needed words as they play. Application presents each word by displaying a picture and pronounces the word and presents the letters that are needed to make the word. Kids use there hand to arrange the letters in the right order to make the word.’9- A+ Spelling Bee English Words‘A fantastic spelling game for kids! Guaranteed improvement to spell English words! Bright, colourful and fun way to learn spelling.’