Endless Wordplay is an early reading and rhyming app for children ages 4 and up. The child opens the app and clicks on a spot on a map to guide a robot along on a journey. The child will then see a word that will quickly become dismantled by the robot’s sneezing or coughing. The child puts the word back together by touching the letters with their finger and dragging it onto the outline of each letter. By touching the letter, the child is able to hear its pronunciation said out loud.
After completing this puzzle, the child is given two more words to put together that rhyme with the original word. Once again, the letters will be said out loud as the child touches them. When the child has solved the word puzzle, the letters will be read aloud again and the word itself will be repeated. They will then get a short and cute animation and hear a sentence using the words as well.
Endless Wordplay offers users to try the three areas on the map for free but requires a purchase to unlock the rest of the app’s content. It is available now on Android and iOS.
Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks.
Each activity in the Endless Wordplay app is helping your child build up their focusing skills. The dragging and dropping of letters to form a word or the rhyming of three different words requires their attention for a short, sustained period of time. As the child selects different areas of the map, they will be asked to focus for different lengths of time depending on the difficulty of the words. Endless Wordplay provides the scaffolding needed to help your child work towards focusing for longer periods of time.
Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.
Recalling the pronunciation of letters and the spelling of words while trying to drag and drop individual letters requires our working memory skills. Young children are practicing their working memory when they drag and drop letters to form words and rhyming lists and hear the letter pronunciation as they go along. When they are forming words by dragging and dropping letters, they are also hearing the pronunciation of the letter while seeing it, building up their working memory for recognizing and using them in future word creation.
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