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Fun With Words

Who’s it for?

Designed for children of any age who are keen to improve their reading and spelling.

What does it do?

An enjoyable way for children to practice reading common words by playing games. It contains 49 high-frequency words that children need to learn to recognise by sight. The 3 different games are designed to help your child quickly recognise and read the words, building reading confidence, whilst having fun at the same time.


Fishing Game

Improve reading through practice

Help Biff catch the words. Six flashcards are shown on screen and a word is played. Tap on the word that was read out to add it to Biff’s bucket. This is a more advanced game for children who can read or sound out a full word.

All cards

Go through all cards to get familiar with the different words

By going through all the cards before you start playing the game you can familiarise yourself with the words in the app. This section can also be used as prompts for reading or spelling tests outside of the prescribed games. A microphone button lets you record your children so that they can listen back to the words as they’re reading them.

Word Builder Game

Build words and learn to spell

This game is great for those children starting out with learning to spell words. A word will be split up into separate letters and upon hearing an audio prompt the child will rearrange the letters in order to create the word read out loud.

Memory game

Reinforcing reading skills while having fun

12 cards will be shown face down. Tap on the cards to help Biff, Chip and Kipper find all six matching pairs. This game reinforces reading skills through example audio.