App Name: Gappy’s First Words
Category: General Education App for Kids
Price: $2.99 (actual price may vary)
Download Now: iPad+iPhone
Our Review of Gappy’s First Words
Gappy’s First Words is specifically developed to teach young readers three-letter words – currently includes 174 basic CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) and 37 common sight words – and help reinforce capital and lowercase letters and the associated letter sounds.
In this game-like language education app, kids will help the character Gappy go back to his house through four different levels of difficulty by building three-letter word bridges. And kids will be rewarded with an object which can be used to rebuild Gappy’s house.
The difficulty levels are selectable; the basic level requires kids to select only one letter to complete the three-letter word bridge, while the harst level is actually a sight word practice that encourages kids to choose the possible letters to build a correct three-letter word bridge. Yes, this app offers a progressive way to help little readers learn their words, from dentifying individual letters to spelling words with one, two or all three letters missing. And the voice over is wonderfully done!
Another surprise for kids is the reward activity that allows little ones to recreate the house of the game character Gappy. And according to the app description, “there are over 700 creative combinations they (kids) can make in the game,” which is very encouraging, adding a big plus to the app!
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