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Review: Kids Crosswords

Kids Crosswords is another great literacy education App for children by Learning Touch.

View on the App Store: Kids Crosswords - Learning Touch

Features of Kids Crosswords:

  • Learn to spell in a fun and engaging way.
  • Children from age 3 can enjoy this App.
  • Introduces children to the game of crosswords.
  • Multiple levels allows you to set it to your child's skill level.
  • Praise and motivation for puzzle completion helps self confidence.

Kids Crosswords begins with simple crosswords with shadowed letters and progresses on to four letter combinations with blank tiles.

Each of the 10 levels has 15 different crossword puzzles to solve.   This app has a few essential lessons hidden behind the 'game' that I can see.

1. Filling in the phantom letters teaches children that 'letters spell words'.
2. Each letter is verbalised by a narrator when touched.  Children learn that each letter has a name.
3. Change the settings to Phonics and the narrator verbalises the SOUND of each letter, teaching that each letter has a sound.
4. Once each word is complete the narrator speaks the word, teaching that letters which have sounds, make words.

Good for English Class teachers, home-schooling, and refreshing older children minds (up to 10).

From our family:
My 6 year old, though able to do it, had to give it some thought.
Our 9 year old completed it in a few minutes, though the repetition, letter recognition and spelling practice was good for him.
My 4 year old is matching the letters and placing them in the correct order making words and hearing the names of the letters.  She's matching them quickly and learning.

Overall a worthwhile addition to our educational Apps collection. Great work Learning Touch.
I look forward to new additions and larger words?

This iPad App is recommended by: iPad Dad - Google Plus


10 out of 10!

Age Group:


Young children can match the phantom letters before learning the alphabet.

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