Spelling

Our spelling resources offer a wide variety of spelling activities, from drills for young kids just learning how to spell to exercises for older kids working on more complex word structures. Exercises include letter rolls, vocabulary building, plurals practise, and more.

    Sir Linkalot Spelling is an entertaining and effective app for helping children build their spelling skills. It is already packed full of animations that help children learn about words and their spellings, and it is still growing. Unlike many spelling apps, Sir Linkalot Spelling doesn't rely on kids just practising repeatedly. It does let them practise, but first, it helps them learn words. It does this with a huge amount of animation-based content that teaches children methods to spell words. Each animation is concise and entertaining. They're great to watch and have a 'just one more' quality that keeps kids (and grown-ups) playing them. Sir Linkalot (that may not be his real name) hits just the right level of silliness. In the app, he is present in cartoon form while he teaches children how to create memory cues that will help them with spelling. He supports the app in real-life guise on a brilliant YouTube channel.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spelling Words Challenge Games is an app designed to help users improve their spelling skills through a series of fun and engaging games. The app has many features that make it easy to use, including a variety of game modes and customization options.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Spelling Notebook is an app designed to help users improve their spelling skills through a combination of learning and testing. The app has many features that make it easy to use, including a variety of study modes and customization options. Spelling Notebook is an app that was initially created to take the role of students' paper spelling notebooks, in which they recorded the words they needed to master each week.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    NISKOO: READING AND SPELLING is an app aimed at younger children helping them to not only learn more about the world around them through increasing their vocabulary but also to help them learn how to read and spell through phonics practice. The app contains a number of scenarios based in the real world through cartoon like pictures. The user works their way through the pictures selecting an item and then hearing how it is spoken. If the user selects the option of just the vocabulary mode then they will be able to work their way through the picture hearing all the words and extending their vocabulary. As this is an app that is aimed at the younger end of the market there are lots of possibilities as to how this could really help young children learn new words and about the world around them. However, the next mode that they could select, which in my opinion is where the app excels, is the spelling mode. The spelling mode allows the user to work through the same scenario pictures but instead of just hearing the word spoken aloud the user is then prompted to try and spell the word. The way the app does this is to break down the word into the different phonic sounds (phonetically) and challenges the user to select the correct sounds and drag them into the centre of the screen in the correct order to spell the word. Not only are the correct sounds given around the edge but these are interspersed with incorrect sounds meaning that the user needs to listen and know the correct sounds rather than just being to guess. To support the user with this the app reads out the sounds once clicked helping for the correct order to be selected. As the developer points out, the app is led by the user and their interests meaning that there is a large element of learning through play and enjoyment. The app can be used by a child on their own but also with a parent helping to guide them and enjoying the discovery of learning element in the app too. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    iWriteWords is a handwriting app where users trace words, letters, and numbers at their own pace in order to become more familiar with the alphabet and numeral system. iWriteWords is a powerful and fully customizable app designed to address fine motor deficiencies, especially those seen in autistic children. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Wonster Words is an app that students can definitely have fun with while they are learning. Wonster Words is entertaining for young children. The characters are all friendly-looking monsters, and they star in funny animations in the defining sentences and also in the stories. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spelling Monster is an educational app that allows kids to practice their own spelling lists and words (you create the lists within the app) with fun interactive spelling games. You can customize your own lists, and if you're a parent you can check how your children are doing on their own spelling words.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Sight Words Superhero helps kids develop recognition of the words most often encountered in their reading, often called sight words. It gives kids practice using audio and visual clues in a selection of minigames.  Kids from PreK up to second grade will benefit from practice with this app which is available on iOS, Android and Fire devices. A free download will let your kids try out a feature-limited app version, and a single low-priced in-app purchase fully unlocks it.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Coco - Educational Games is a mini-game app full of activities covering numeracy and language alongside various other topics. A unique feature of this app is that every 15 minutes, it gets players to be active and do something away from the screen. The age range for users of this app is five to ten. The app is free to download on iOS and Android devices. After a free trial, a subscription maintains access to Coco - Educational Games.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spelling City is an award winning app designed to help kids learn spelling and improve vocabulary and grammar skills. Spelling City has over 40 premium learning games and activities with popular word lists for every subject and grade level. Spelling City is a website that helps users bolster their spelling skills. It is ideal for English language learners and special needs students. Users get a 14-day free trial of Vocabulary A-Z, which includes access to VocabularySpellingCity. After the trial, users can subscribe to continue using the service.

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    Duolingo ABC is a free app helps young children learn to read with 300 different lessons, like assisted reading, decoding, and sight words. It uses letter tracing, interactive storytelling, and other activities to teach kids ages 4 and up phonics, reading comprehension, and more. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    SumW0rdZ is an interactive educational app for children age 9 and above and improves your general knowledge, word and maths skills all in a single game format. This fun, interactive game has three supporting levels; easy, medium and hard and combines wordplay, mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and powers. The basic application is free but additional Word Themes and Dice Combinations can be obtained via in-app purchases. There are also in-app adverts which promote these in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The developers of this app are well known for producing other educational based apps and already have a number of well regarded apps in the series that this app is a part of. If you are already familiar with these apps then the look and design of this app will be very familiar to you. All of the aspects that have made their previous apps a success; from the look to the functionality are all the same. A big bonus for the app in my opinion. The app itself aims to help users understand and improve upon their abilities with the English language through everyday situations making the learning of the language more geared towards real life rather than the fundamentals and mechanics of the language itself. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Vocab Victor is a vocabulary app that aims at helping young people, with a good understanding of the English language, the ability to continue to improve. This is a game based app that follows the story of Victor who, living in a castle, has had all of his words taken away by a dragon. It is up to the user to move through the game completing the word exercises in a bit to retrieve them and to help Victor recover all his words.  It is worth mentioning that this is an American app so there are some American spellings of words and some words that would be more known to American children rather than English ones. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Preschool & Kindergarten Games is an interactive educational app for preschool and kindergarten children (ages 4+). The application provides 24 educational games that support all areas of the curriculum including shapes, colours, counting, puzzles, spelling, vowels and consonants and so much more. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available on the iOS platform and Android platforms. The application supports in-app purchases for further content and games. This application is a US format and supports the Common Core State Standards but is also suitable for a UK based curriculum.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Baby Games: Knowledge park is an exciting educational learning app suitable for boys and girls aged 1 year and above. The app features four exciting themed zones that focus on Numbers, Colouring, Letters and shapes. Each zone provides a variety of educational, fun and engaging games that are child-friendly and beautifully presented. The application is free from in-app adverts and offers in-app purchases for further levels. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spellwizards is a fantastic web-based app that aims to help young children in all stages and in all years of primary school to enhance and develop many literacy-based skills. Logging in via the website, parents, teachers, and children can access different types of information within the site, all of which are aimed specifically at whoever the user is. For instance, a parent or teacher can access progress reports on their child to track their performance as they learn. They use these reports to assess further steps or guidance that may be needed.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Word Beach is a word puzzle game that will work the brains of adults and children alike as well as entertain them. Learn the spellings of new words, be reminded of the spellings of non-standard words, and see patterns in the use of letters. Word Beach is available for free to download on iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Animals For Kids And More is an app to support parents who wish to teach their children a broader understanding of the world through pictures, words and sounds. This application is designed for children aged 3 upwards and is free from in-app adverts. The application is free from in-app purchases and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. This is a paid application and is written in American English.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    DoodleSpell is one of the best spelling apps for kids on the market today! DoodleSpell, spelling app for kids is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and for Android devices. Doodle Spell can be purchased at the App Store or Play Store in monthly, yearly or lifetime subscriptions. Overall, we think this is one of the best spelling apps for kids on the app store.  

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    IXL is a subscription-based learning program for PreK-12 students. IXL offers math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. Kids need plenty of practice to improve math and English, which IXL facilitates across the entire school age range. As part of this, it aims to motivate students, keep parents informed, and ease the record-keeping burden of teachers.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spelling Shed is a spelling practice website and app that uses a friendly interface to encourage children to practice their spelling. Spelling Shed is suitable for ages 5 to 11 that focuses on spelling and literacy. Spelling Shed is available on most major platforms, including iOS, and Android. You can use Spelling Shed’s website - https://play.edshed.com/login to access their online game in your browser window. Spelling Shed provides a whole-school spelling scheme, giving 100% coverage of the National Curriculum. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Spellwick is a game-based spelling app that starts with a comic. Then, kids find themselves in a medieval-type room with five different doors to choose from. These doors are all different parts of the app, including the various games they play to increase their spelling abilities. Their spelling powers their spells to defeat the enemies of Spellwick.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This app aims at helping young children prepare phonological skills necessary for literacy or older children learning English as a second language the ability to become more proficient in the English language and specifically to pronounce the English sounds correctly. Following the same approach to learning sounds as they would usually access them there is a good link between this app and how the sounds would be taught in a school. It is worth noting that this is an app that is focussed towards the American curriculum and may also work well for those learning English as a second language. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad