EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Educational Apps for Kids: Word Superhero #vocabulary #categorizing

Educational Apps for Kids: Word Superhero #vocabulary #categorizing

Looking for a fun way to practice category identification with kids? The Word Superhero app by Synapse Apps has developed an engaging game-style app that allows kids to expand their vocabulary and understanding of word relationships by performing fun categorizing tasks.

About Word Superhero
Word Superhero was designed by a speech-language pathologist who has spent decades understanding the best ways to help children learn and retain vocabulary. Upon opening the app and choosing your category, a 'storm' of items begins to fly around the screen. Players must tap the items to catch them before time runs out. When the 'Time's Up!' sign pops up, choosing 'Sort!' will take players to a new screen, where they will answer the question, 'Where does it belong?' by sorting their captured items into the correct subcategories. It's a great way to learn new vocabulary words and make semantic connections. 

Subcategories include:
  • Food: 
    • Type: fruit, veggies, meat, dessert, breakfast, drinks 
    • Taste: salty, sour, bitter, sweet
  • Home:
    • Rooms: kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, closet, living room, garage. 
    • Purpose: grooming, play, furniture, tools, eating, cleaning
  • Animals:
    • Type: mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, bugs, crustaceans, amphibians 
    • Place: forest, jungle, desert, water, farm, grasslands
  • Transportation: sky, land, water
  • Clothes: head, body, feet

Check out the demo video below!

My kids enjoy this game-style format to categorize and discuss vocabulary that they may not already be familiar with. The drop action beginning builds a lot of excitement and motivation for them to sort their goodies after they've caught all of the items. It's a nice way for me to gauge how much they understand about categorizing, too.

About Synapse Apps, LLC
In addition to this amazing articulation app, Synapse Apps also offers a FREE app called The Chatterbox, which also offers articulation cards. As if developing fabulous apps isn't enough, they have created a podcast called 'Time to Chat', which helps families to understand the importance and effectiveness of paying attention to speech and language in a child's formative years. Take some time to check it out here!

Where to Purchase
Head over to the App Store to purchase and download the Word SuperHero app to your iOS device. While you're there, check out the full collection of Synapse apps!

Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided by Synapse Apps, LLC. As always, our posts are our own, honest opinions.