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Video Review:

Rocket Speller

Age Level: Ages 5-8
By Developer: Little Big Thinkers

This is one of the better apps I've reviewed for this category. It is a great spelling game with a lovable character and a fun challenge. The object of the game is to correctly spell words. After three correctly spelled words you get to choose a piece of a rocket ship. After three pieces are won, the rocket ship is built and launches into outer space.

There are over 3000 possible rocket ship combinations, so each one will be custom and unique to your child's artistic tastes. The best part of this app, however, is that it gives the option to do regular narration with the alphabet, or switch to phonetic narration. Instead of the character spelling the words with the names of the letters, he will spell it with the phonetic sounds the letters and combination of letters make. This was my favorite setting when I was using the app, in that phonetic spelling will help children learn how to read and spell in general.

The app has five possible letters to teach spelling for words up to 10 letters long. There is also the ability to select specific categories of words to practice spelling. This app is a ton of fun and your child is guaranteed to love it - especially the boys.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Created for kids 3-7 in mind.


  • Easy to use interface
  • Alphabetic and phonetic game play
  • High quality production
  • 140 simple and complex words
  • Five levels

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