Word Creativity Kit - The creative writing tool for kids

Rating Word Creativity Kit - The creative writing tool for kids - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • iPad
  • Paid
  • age 5+
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About Word Creativity Kit - The creative writing tool for kids

A fun app to spark creative imaginations to create poems and stories.The goal of the Word Creativity Kit is to encourage children to play around with words and language as they learn to become the writers of tomorrow!  We like how students can get a jumpstart on the creativity process by using a selection of randomly generated words.  There are 7 word categories to choose from, and more than 4500 words total.  We like how the app features a unique interplay between the written word (text) and visual design (adding backgrounds and stickers, etc.), however we did find some of the menu systems a little unresponsive. Students can then combine as many word categories as they like, as well as add their own words.  Students will decorate their creation with multiple backgrounds as well as stickers, making their very own creativity book which can then be shared. 

Word Creativity Kit - The creative writing tool for kids Review

This app is based on the sets of fridge magnets that you can buy to make poetry and stories - with each magnet containing a word and near-infinite possibilities for rearranging them in different ways. As an app, this has many advantages over the physical magnets, whilst still retaining the charm and creativity of the original concept. The app is fairly easy to set up and start using - first choosing a book to work in, this is like a notebook where lots of pages can be stored and looked through later on. If the app is being used in a classroom environment this is a particularly useful feature, meaning that each student can have their own book to keep their work in. Otherwise, this can be used to organise the pages into themes, or in any other useful way. Once you have chosen a book to work in, you can customise the name and cover and then begin work on a page within it. Each new page can be initially populated with random words, or with words chosen by the user. The random words can be chosen from a variety of themes, giving a good starting point for some creative work.

Once the words have been chosen by either method, each word appears on the page on an individual “magnet”, which can be moved about by dragging and dropping. There are plenty of options for customising the look of the page, with different colours, stickers, borders and so on. All these options should make the app enjoyable to use by children wanting to express themselves in a creative way. To add to the educational usefulness, there are also options to press on each word to access different forms of the words - for example to make nouns plural and to match different versions of verbs. As well as being useful for creating sentences that make sense, this could be used as a teaching point, if a lesson was planned in the right way around these options.

Overall, the app has an impressive presentation, with clear graphics and a very user-friendly interface. The fact that pages can be saved and retrieved later, and particularly the way that pages are stored in virtual “books” makes the app good for reusability. The app also includes notes for parents or teachers, giving many good starting points for using the app in educational ways. There is a lot of scope for including this in English lessons, but with some thought could also be used in other curriculum areas, for example to set up some writing on history topics, world issues or PSHE. By setting up with bespoke words, any topic could be used as a starting point for a story or poem. This app strikes the balance between being educationally useful but at the same time very enjoyable for children to use and get creative with.

App Details

Ratings

Devices

iPad

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Creative Development
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Gebo Kano ehf.

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