App Review – Simplex Spelling Phonics 1

John —  January 16, 2012 — Leave a comment
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It seems like the folks over at Pyxwise Software can’t stop making great apps for the iPhone and iPad.  With Simplex Spelling Phonics you get the same great interface as in Sight Words.  If your child is already accustomed to the interface, using this app will be very easy.

This sequel has the same great tutorial and positive reinforcement that early spellers need only this time there are many more words (450) in 42 different lists.

The interface is still easy to use and hints help the user along the way if he or she gets stuck on a particular word.

Simplex Spelling PhonicsIn my previous review I mentioned that dragging the letters from the keyboard could be difficult for some children.  I’ve since learned that you can simply tap the letter to place it.  I guess I should have payed closer attention to the tutorial.

American, Canadian, or British English can be selected to suit the needs of the student using the app.  In addition, you can choose between lower- and uppercase letters on the qwerty or alphabetical keyboard.

The bottom line
There’s not much more to say that hasn’t been already said.  This is a great app for teaching your children to spell.  A great tool for car-schooling when you’re driving around town.

Simplex Spelling Phonics
Price: $4.99
Rated: 4+
Categories: Education, Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Sight Words, Vocabulary
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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