When it comes to building reading skills, I can’t get enough apps in my kids hands. The new Sight Words with Word Bingo app puts more than 140 words together in one app, and makes learning them fun. Let’s see if it passes my parent test.
There are definitely some good things about the Sight Words 2 app. The word variety is pretty good. It breaks words into two categories: first and second grade, and does a solid job of following educational standards. The app’s Word Tour section allows kiddos to hear and see words spelled out. Once the learning is complete, it’s on to the app’s word games for lots of practice and reinforcement.
Find n Shoot, Unscramble, Memory Game and Bingo all feature an easy and hard level. And there’s even a Red Words section where you can flag trouble word for easy review.
Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to the app. First and foremost, there are two links on the app’s main page that lead out of the app, a big red flag for me and mine. The graphics are a bit basic and uninspiring. Also, my kiddos ran into a few errors in the app. After playing the Unscramble game for a little while, the app’s audio gave out, making it very hard to hear the word the game was asking them to unscramble. I had to force close the game a few times to fix the issue. The app also closed itself when we hit the home button once or twice. And that was all before they’d even been playing very long.
For $1.99 the Sight Words 2 is a fair value. With a few adjustments and updates it could be something special. Great for word practice, with a little supervision.
NEW APP – Just released on Appstore!
Introducing Sight Words 2 with Word Bingo and 5 built-in games! All new words in this comprehensive Sight Words app with multiple games, including Word Bingo! This app is designed to educate and entertain 1st and 2nd graders, Pre-Schoolers, Kindergarteners!
★ 1st and 2nd grade levels
★ Professional voiceovers for excellent auditory learning
★ 5 built-in games for playful learning
★ Hard and easy levels of difficulty for games
★ All new Word Bingo!
★ Superb memory building with memory game!
★ Adfree – No interruptions
Learning Sight Words has never been so much fun! Using all touch features which kids love with playful sounds and professionally recorded voiceovers, this is a complete learning experience for any child who is beginning to learn Sight Words or looking to enhance vocabulary and memory. Regular Price: 1.99