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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.

    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


    This is app has been designed to help children, who already have a grasp of reading, the ability to learn sight words in a fun and interactive way. Through playing games and 'fighting' against the witch and her monsters who have stolen all the words from all of the books the user must listen to the voice read out the words that they need to 'free'. Specific sight words can also be selected to focus on in the app if the user requires a more personalised learning experience.

    Devices: Android 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


    This 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


    The software ‘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


    Coco - Educational Games is one of the best educational games for kids and an easy to use educational games program, featuring multiple brain trainer activities such as children’s puzzle, children’s math games featuring mental math and memory games for children. Suitable for children from 5 to 10 years the application is subscription based on several levels from institutional subscriptions to individual subscriptions over various lengths of time. The application has in-app purchases relating to the content but is free from in-app adverts. The application is available in two languages English and French. The application works without a constant wi-fi connection.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. Children with autism are intended to be taught the basic knowledge through assistive games designed under the guidance of child psychologists and educators to providing them homeschool education. Otsimo provides the necessary ABA education through games designed for kids with attention deficit and speech problems. Let’s discuss a little more about this wonderful solution.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Otsimo Speech Therapy is a voice-controlled and video modelling-based language and speech therapy app.

    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 a multitude of 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 to whoever the user is. For instance a parent or teacher has access to progress reports on their child so they can track their performance as they learn. This can then be used to assess further steps or guidance that may be needed.

    Devices: Web


    LetterSchool is a beautifully designed handwriting app that will teach your children how to write letters (both upper and lower case) and numbers (from 1 to 10) in an animated and fun way. Using a set of four activities, LetterSchool can really enchant your children  to play with the app for a long time. This is a literacy based app that is aimed at helping young children who are taking their first steps in learning how to read and write. Based on a large amount of research the app has been developed to provide children with the best approach in learning how to first formulate letters and shapes and then how to create letters as part of words. The research behind the app has also created the best approach for children as they learn how to create letters. This app could be used as both a school and home learning app as the learning that is undertaking through it could be applied to either usage.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application ‘Lingokids - English for Kids’ is an application for learning English for children aged 2-8. The software has over 3,000 words to learn in a fun and exciting way. The app is free to download and uses a subscription based model. Users can choose from a Basic plan with a limited number of activities per day or an Unlimited plan which gives access to all contents, offline usage and additional materials. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available in a number of different languages. It is noted that the application is a mix of British and American English.

    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.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application ‘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


    Building upon the solid foundation of their DoodleMaths app, its developers have applied the same model to learning spelling. This has resulted in DoodleSpell which is effective at identifying an individual's strengths and weaknesses and offering many ways to practise spelling in short daily sessions.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Kids Academy - Talented and Gifted is not just for those children who have been identified as being especially able, although it has content for those children too, its content is suitable to help all children develop their learning.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Spelling Shed app is suitable for ages 5 to 11 that focuses on spelling and literacy. This beautifully designed app has been designed by a team of Primary school teachers with primary school students, teachers and parents in mind and aims to make spelling fun for students as well as simple for teachers to manage. Spelling Shed app is available only on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. It is noted that the app is free from in-app purchases and free from in-app adverts.  Spelling Shed provides a whole-school spelling scheme, giving 100% coverage of the National Curriculum.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    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: iPhone iPad


    Spell Now is an app that helps students to improve their spelling by encouraging them to play specific games

    Devices: iPhone 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: iPhone 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: iPhone 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 iPhone 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: iPhone iPad