March 19, 2015 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - PKCLsoft is proud to introduce Crazy Balloons - Spelling for the iOS platform. The app was created with input from kids, parents, teachers, and therapists as a switch-accessible app that helps teach and reinforce how to speak, read, and spell words. Benefits of playing Crazy Balloons - Spelling includes:
* Increases sight word recognition skills
* Increases proficiency and fluency in reading with visual cues
* Practices audio processing with audible cues
* Utilizes visual scanning and discrimination skills
Crazy Balloons - Spelling allows users to create customizable word lists. The app comes standard with 10 word lists for English, Dutch, Spanish and French. Five extra, graded lists for English are also included. Word lists can be created and shared via E-mail, Messages, or Airdrop. Word lists can also be created and shared with the Crazy Balloons community via the website.
* Comfortable and colorful user interface
* Configure student profiles to maximize learning potential
* Switch access available for those with special needs
* Supports multiple student profiles
* Select speed of gameplay, how many questions per game, and how many balloons are displayed
* Adjust the speed of audio prompts
* Share wordlists via E-mail, Messages, or Airdrop
* Can be played with a compatible switch interface or bluetooth keyboard
* Detailed reports of gameplay statistics for educators
* 100% kid-friendly
* Game Center-supported
Crazy Balloons - Spelling supports multiple student profiles for educators or families with more than one child. Each profile can be configured in settings to maximize learning potential. Crazy Balloons - Spelling also provides detailed reports of gameplay statistics on each child so the game can be further tailored to suit each child's developing strengths and challenges.
Crazy Balloons - Spelling is fully customizable. Users can select the speed of gameplay, determine how many balloons are displayed, and decide how many questions should be asked per game. Visual and audio hints of varying complexity can be used to further enhance learning. Crazy Balloons - Spelling can be played with a compatible switch interface or bluetooth keyboard whose settings can also be configured.
"Crazy Balloons - Spelling Recognition Game 1.0 is actually the third of a series of apps I've recently developed," explains Peter Easdown, founder of PKCLsoft. "The first in the series, Crazy Balloons Fun, uses some of the same visuals and game mechanics. However, with Crazy Balloons - Spelling, I've more fully developed the educational aspect, since I believe all children deserve to learn and become proficient communicators and readers. Like Money Up, a previously released educational app, Crazy Balloons - Spelling provides lots of options and a way to play the game for people with special needs, including those requiring the use of accessibility switches."
Easdown adds, "Furthermore, I am a proud member of the 'MOMs with apps' developer community and a contributor to the 'Know What's Inside' program. Therefore, all of my kids apps will clearly state what (if any) data is collected and for what purpose. I do not include advertising or social media links in any of my educational apps that are written for use by young children."
* English, French, Spanish, Dutch
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 36.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Crazy Balloons - Spelling Recognition Game 1.0 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, PKCLsoft is a small, independent developer of iOS and Mac apps that was founded in 2011 by Peter Easdown. Copyright (C) 2015 PKCLsoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.