iPad App Review - Sight Words for Kids

~ Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM ~

I received a pitch to review this app few days ago and after checking out the Lite version of the app, I decided to review it as I can foresee my 3.5 years old boy benefiting from using this app. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Sight Words for Kids
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Education
* Updated: Nov 11, 2012
* Version: 2.0
* Size: 20.9 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Talal Baweja © Nimble Minds Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"This app is the real deal when it comes to teaching sight words. It's highly educational, effectively contextualizes words by organizing them by location (e.g. "bathroom," "bedroom," or "park"), and makes excellent use of audio learning cues. It' also provides lots of positive reinforcement when the user succeeds."

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love the beautiful illustrations!

* This is an easy to use app which my 3.5 years old boy has no problem using without my guidance. He just touch and touch whatever objects on the page and learns what is the name of the objects and we have great fun playing the game too!

* There are a total of 12 scenes that you can choose to learn or play with.

* In the learn mode, the items that you can learn has a question mark above it, once you touched it, the word will pop out followed by the narrator saying out the name of the object and the question mark will be removed then. Once you finished tapping all the question marks items, you will finish the scene and can choose to play again or go to the next scene.

* In the play mode, the narrator will ask you where are certain objects and you need to tap the screen to solve the question. My boy enjoyed the games as I pretended to race with him to solve the questions (of course I had to purposely delayed my response in order to let him solve on his own hahaha...)

* There are some objects which my 3.5 years old boy is not able to solve as we use different terms for it, such as mailbox (we use letterbox), gift (we use present) so these are some of the items that I am skipping for now as I do not want to confuse my boy with too many versions of an object at the moment.

* Other than the above feedback, I have also highlighted to the developer on the price of the app which to me is a bit pricey as I have reviewed similar type of apps like this one with cheaper range. Anyway, the developer has taken note on this and has already restructured the price for this app.

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You can purchase the "Sight Words for Kids" app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"

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