An educational game to teach useful vocabulary, suitable for students from grade 1 onwards and those studying English as a second language. This game uses 60 photos to teach students to recognize and write 60 common three-letter words.
Students hear a three-letter word spoken, they choose the matching photo and then trace the word on the touch screen. Students are encouraged to trace words by hearing more of the music as they trace. After six right in a row, Race Mode starts automatically. It asks questions at speed to test the students' memory and comprehension of the words just covered, before continuing with new words. At the end of the race, students can see how well they have done relative to their other races. The game gradually focuses on any words that the students have difficulty recognizing, and speeds up as competence is gained.
By contrast to Race Mode, Story Mode slowly introduces new words by saying them as the photos are shown, allowing students to quietly look, listen and learn.
The game is controlled by on-screen gestures which are simple to demonstrate and easy to use, and the game can be played without voice prompts.
The paid version of this app has much higher resolution photos than the free version. The free version has lower resolution photos and does contain advertising but no push advertising. No internet connection is required.