GazziliWords takes a unique approach to teaching young children words that may be difficult to define or describe; words such as fingerprint, rainbow and balance. This universal app is free with in-app purchases.
There are currently seven packs available; the first being free. Each pack contains three words; each word contains one page for the explanation, and one for a game that re-enforces what the child learned on the first page. For example, the first word in Pack 1 (the free pack) is Fingerprint. The first page poses a couple of questions about fingerprints from a child’s point of view, which is then followed by short explanations. The second page, for fingerprint, has the child choosing one of four different hands, after the hand has been chosen a bunch of dots appear. The child then touches the dots, which change to fingerprints. The fingerprints then form a shape, such as a star or heart. After the shape is complete, the child can chose another hand, repeating the process until all of the hands have been chosen or the child chooses to move on.
One improvement I would suggest for this app, is to make returning to the explanation page, from the game page, easier. Adding the ability to swipe the page to go back a page would be great! Currently, you return to the main menu and then go back into the word.
Overall design of the app is fantastic; the music is cheery, interface is intuitive, narration is easy to understand, colors are vibrant, and the characters are adorable; very kid-friendly.
In the settings you’ll find options for sound, music, instructions and Twitter. Personally, I do not like to see Twitter or Facebook options so easily accessible in a children’s app. I would suggest turning this option off. The button is in an area where the child could easily access it (right next to the menu button). There is a separate section where sharing by e-mail, Facebook or Twitter is available. That option is nicely tucked away on the menu.
Before your children use this app, you may want to ensure that in-app purchases is turned off in your device settings. The buttons for purchasing additional packages are very easy for your kids to access.
Bottom-line: GazziliWords is a great tool for helping explain everyday words that might otherwise be difficult to explain. Although, at $0.99 for each additional pack, the app is quite an expensive app.
EDITOR’S NOTE: At BestAppsForKids.com we strongly believe that social sharing and networking is a feature that should only be accessible to parents. As much as this is a great app, we cannot give it a full 5 stars for this reason.
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