As an App Journalist I'm always encouraging my little boy to learn to read. An uphill task since he's only three years old! As an experiment I made up a little primary learning game : Writing the words Mommy and Daddy below each other on a piece of paper.I had such a sense of pride when after five minutes he was able to identify the words. A form of reading? Yes! According to the Dolch and Fry sight words list: Words that assist Primary learning because the child can identify the word by it's appearance and not by phonetically spelling it out.
A wonderful learning trend that many use to teach children to read and non-English speakers to learn the Language.
Going that extra little step and combining [sight word vocabulary] with the famed and much loved Hangman game, of our mis-spent youths and quiet times with the kids, comes this brilliant dolch list game : Sight Word Hangman
Hangman games for iPhone are numerous but do a search for " application kids Hangman" and despite efforts to try to find a decent, fun and simple educational word game for your child there aren't many out there. Never mind an iPhone application for kids that is clever enough to combine sight words with colourful and amusing graphics to really involve your child in an educational and fun app.
Playing like a traditional Hangman Game, this iPad/iPhone educational app allows your child to learn the word and sound it out to their heart's content while trying to guess the spelling within a very child friendly interface.
With over 250 sight words in a child-friendly font and 25 unique word lists this Hangman App for Kids by Marcel Widarto (a member of MOMS WITH APPS- the renowned child friendly and family orientated website) will amuse and entertain Kindergarten to First Grade Children and even help people to learn English.
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And now with Christmas Hangman Words too. Kids can learn and be festive. A great stocking filler app for less than a dollar!
Sight word learning is a very powerful tool. My three year old can now recognise and read his own name, Mommy, Daddy, a host of other words and he's also taught himself how to sight read the names of 'Xbox'and 'Pizza Hut'!
FIRST THREE COMMENTS ON THIS ARTICLE WILL GET A PROMO CODE FOR SIGHTWORDS HANGMAN WITH THANKS TO THE DEVELOPER MARCEL WIDARTO