The average time our children spend in front of a TV, computer, or tablet has grown quite a lot since I was a child. Of course we didn’t have computers or tablets when I was a child so it is an unfair comparison. Not all screen time is bad for our children. There are so many educational shows, games, and apps that screen time has become a good thing. The key is keeping your child engaged and having fun while learning at the same time.
Wonster Words App
Wonster Words is a game that helps kids learn to sound out words. It introduces basic word families and the 44 most common phonemes. In Wonster Words, kids play with animated letters to put together the words. These animated letters will sound out the phonics, gliding vowels, and consonant blends as they are being played. Once the words are complete, short animations and mini-games tell the story of the words via a group of adorable Wonster characters!
Wonster Words Stories
Let’s walk through the different game play options in the Wonster Words app and begin with “Stories”
Your child will be able to select from several different stories such as Space Adventure, Birthday Surprise, Tomb Adventure and more. They will make their way through a story path that begins with a word. They most put the right letters into each word that is then sounded out and pronounced for them. Once this is done they will see a short clip of the story, get a definition of the word and receive a gift which is part of a story collection.
Wonster Words Phonics
In Phonics your child can choose a word family such as “AT” words. Similar to stories your child will be given letters to place correctly within the word. The word will be spelled out and pronounced followed by a short clip and the definition of the word. There are several different word families such as “ch”, “op”, “th” and more.
Wonster Words Science
The Science category is similar to the Puzzingo app we previously reviewed by the same creator. Your child can select a category such as weather, stegosaurus, cats, and more coming soon. They open a gift that will reveal puzzle pieces to be placed on the board. As the place the pieces new ones will appear. Once the puzzle is complete your child will enjoy a game inspired by the chosen category.
Wonster Words Math
Very similar to the science category your child will select a skill such as numbers, counting, or shapes. They will then put together a puzzle with a game to follow.
Wonster Words Art & Music
Again your child will be able to select a category in art & music: artist, singers, rock ‘n roll, etc. They will put together a puzzle with a game to follow in the chosen category.
As you can see Wonster Words has a little bit of everything for your child to keep them engaged and having fun while learning at the same time.
Download Wonster Words:
- iOS:https://itunes. apple.com/us/app/id881119321
- Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sx.wonsterwords
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wonster-Words-Spelling-with-Phonics/dp/B00KHZZO5O