10 iPad Apps for Teaching Kids to Read


Word Magic

Word Magic is a spelling app that shows kids a picture of an object and gives them some of the letters of the word for it. They have to choose the letters that are missing by touching the screen. Based on the child's level, the missing letters can come from the beginning, middle or end of the word. For example, you might set the app to display one missing letter at the beginning of a word for a 3 year old, while you could challenge a 6 year old to find two missing letters in the middle of a longer word. After five correct answers, different colored stars appear as a reward and a voice recording congratulates the child. Priced at $.99, Word Magic gives you a lot of bang for your buck by both helping to build spelling skills and developing vocabulary.