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Spelling Apps for Kids

Our spelling apps 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.

Learning to spell correctly is an important skill, usually mastered in the primary and secondary schools. Daily spelling practice is essential to this endeavor, but it doesn't have to be boring.

Spelling helps a child to read and communicate and it helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. You can help your child to improve their spelling and learn the words sent home from school using these simple apps.

Looking for spelling apps? Our selection of spellling apps that make spelling fun and also improves vocabulary and reading comprehension.

    Work on key speech sounds with the Frog Game - School app and the smaller versions Frog game 1, 2 and 3.. Developed by an award winning, certified Speech Language Pathologist, Frog Game focuses on improving auditory processing through phonological awareness skills that are essential for the development of reading, comprehension and spelling; that is, it aims to help children with hearing and processing the sounds in speech which is important for later learning to read and spell.

    Devices: iPad

    An app that utilises gamification to help students improve their spelling abilities. The app that has been well developed to encourage young people to learn strategies and improve their spelling competence. 

    Devices: iPad

    A game based spelling app encouraging imagination to help improve spelling. The app help with spelling of nearly 300 of the most common words in the English language and improves vocabulary of the users.

    Devices: iPad

    A wonderful app, useful for children practicing their year 1 spellings.  Under timed conditions and with two levels of difficulty, words are spoken and/or displayed for children, who must type in the correct spelling of the words shown.  Positive feedback is used throughout and mistakes are immediately identified, discouraging the learning of an incorrectly spelt word.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    Spelling Hangman is a fun and easy to use app that will come in handy for young children when preparing for spelling classes. It’s fair to say that the app can be easily used in the classroom and incorporated in the regular curricula. The app receives a 4 star EAS Certification and with a few tweaks from the developer it can become a 5 star app!

    Devices: 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: iPad

    Kids can learn spelling with SpellBoard, but how much they learn depends greatly on how accurately they (or their parents) enter the spelling words they're studying.

    Devices: iPad

    Sight Words - An early reading and spelling adventure has 320 featured sight words that appear in the games. Activities include reading games, such as popping the balloon that holds the target word, writing games such as guiding a bear through a maze to collect letters in the correct order, and a hide-and-seek game with the host kangaroo. Kids start at Level 1 (which roughly corresponds to pre-K level words) and progress through up to Level 5 (roughly corresponding to third grade), though they can move to a different level at any time. Parents can create multiple kid profiles, keep track of progress, add words, and download the full curriculum. Kids can learn to read and spell a sizable collection of the most commonly used sight words and also work on speed and fluency as they quickly identify the target word. When parents take an active role, kids can get extra practice with words they have particular difficulty with or learn to quickly read words that are especially relevant to their lives. 

    Devices: 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. In fact, it is the sort of app that kids will be so busy being entertained by that they won't even realize they are actually learning at the same time.    Wonster Words for Children is an amusing and entertaining way to help children practice reading and spelling words that review basic phonics skills such as word families, rhyming, consonant digraphs, and more.   Kids can learn phonetic awareness as they manipulate letters and letter pairs. Exploring multiple words with a common sound can help kids identify and recognize the building blocks of language and reading. As they watch animations and listen to definitions of words they may never have heard before, kids can learn new words. Though requiring kids to place letters in the correct order and offering a few varied phonics activities would boost learning, Wonster Words - spelling with ABC and phonics by Puzzingo has features that many phonics-focused apps don't.

    Devices: Android , iPad

    It helps student’s practice their spelling outside of the classroom and on the go. You can create your OWN spelling lists and hear yourself spell them by recording audio for each word. This helps parents get further involved with their child’s spelling lists. 

    Devices: Android

    Spelling Pro allows teachers and parents to easily create effective spelling exercises that not only help children spell, but also pronounce and understand words in context.

    Devices: Android

    Alpha Writer, by Montessorium is a Montessori-style learning app that helps kids learn letter sounds and teaches them how to form words. The app includes a tactile approach to learning, since kids can physically manipulate letters onscreen. Kids hear the sound of each letter as they touch it and drag it into position to form words.

    Devices: iPad

    Scribblenauts Remix could be great springboard for kids to create their own puzzles complete with scenarios, hints, and a library of objects. A uniquely open-ended experience, Scribblenauts Remix allows kids to imagine solutions and try them out by spelling out solution words.    The tutorial covers how to handle controls as well as how to use the write mode effectively and responsibly (no suggestive material or vulgarity) but not how to think through solutions. While some puzzles are quite challenging, like the last requiring spatial reasoning and detailed hint interpretation, others are limited and defined narrowly by hints. For instance, one puzzle simply asks for constellation names; another asks for a drink of water. Several adjective modes help kids delve into the next part of speech, but they seem to be limited to basic colors, size, and materials.

    Devices: Android

    A high quality, value for money app. It will not disappoint and teaches kids all about how words affect sentence structure. We enjoyed playing with it and, most of all, our children enjoyed using it. We have awarded the app an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status. 

    Devices: iPad

    SpellingCity is a word game app designed to help kids learn spelling and improve vocabulary and grammar skills. It's got 10 free sample lists for students that include math and science words, compound words, sound-alike words, analogies, prefix/suffix words, and SAT prep words.

    Devices: Android