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Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling

Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling

Fall 2015 Mobile Apps
Ages: 6 - 10 yrs.
Developer: Artgig Apps
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

Grab your cowboy hat and boots! The Huevos Rancheros gang has stolen gold from the citizens of Word Town. Join the ghostly sheriff in his hunt for both the missing gold and the outlaws who took it. Explore the town's buildings and talk to its inhabitants to complete the game's challenges - which feel like an actual game as opposed to just a means to an end.

Children can play two game modes: Listen then Spell, which is the default setting, or Spell Your Own in which players are given a partial word, which they can complete in whatever manner they choose. This engaging and educational game features three different difficulty levels, unlimited user accounts, customizable avatars, three custom word lists, and optional audio hints. Fortunately, what it doesn't feature are in-app purchases and third-party advertising.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Artgig Apps
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