Combined with the right apps, the iPad and iPhone can be great tools to help your kids to learn new words. A rich vocabulary is fundamental for good communication skills and can make a big difference in your children’s future. We present a great selection of apps that are ideal for discovering new words, learning their meaning, pronunciation and understanding how to use them within a sentence. They are quite useful for children, but can also be practical for beginner level English students who would like to expand their vocabulary. These apps will enable users to improve their language skills and offer a fun and interactive learning experience.
Considered as one of the best educational apps for iOS devices, Kids’
Vocab is a great way to enable children to build up their vocabulary.
The lessons are presented as games to keep the children’s attention and
to ensure that they can learn easier. Kids’ Vocab teaches words,
pronunciation and their usage in a sentence. There are 9 games that
allow kids to memorize words and to enhance their reading and writing
skills. Additional lessons that can be downloaded through in-app
purchases. Kids’ Vocab by MindSnacks is designed for children aged
between 7 to 12 and can be downloaded for $1.99.
Sight Words 2
Sight Words 2 by eFlashApps is one of the highest rated educational
apps available in the App Store. This comprehensive learning solution
for pre-schoolers,1st and 2nd graders includes multiple games that allow
young children to start discovering language in a fun and simple way.
Word Bingo is one of the 5 games available and it is ideal to keep kids
engaged with the learning process. The professional voiceovers provide a
great audio experience and the colourful graphics will capture kids’
attention. Sight Words 2 can be downloaded for free but in order to get
all its features it is advisable to upgrade to the full version for
Innovative Mobile Apps’ Phonic Genius has over 6000 words grouped
into 225 categories by phonics to enhance your children’s vocabulary.
The app uses phonic awareness to teach children to speak, read and to
identify words by sounds. The words in this content-rich app are
organized phonically so they are easy to memorize. Cards can be added
and you can record your own voice for new words. The audio feature in
the app will take kids through the correct pronunciation of the words
learned. Phonic Genius is suitable for children between 1 to 6 years
If you want to learn vocabulary fast and without any hassle, you can
opt for Vocab Genius by Brainscape. The app uses flashcards to teach new
words, including definition, synonyms and examples to show how the word
can be used in a sentence. There are over 800 flashcards including some
of the most useful, yet difficult words in English. While Vocab Genius
doesn’t uses games or quizzes, it relies on effective learning
techniques that are designed to ensure that your brain absorbs and
retains the information provided. The repetition algorithm speeds up the
memorization time allowing you to get the most out of every lesson. You
can track your progress through feedback, statistics and visualization
tools. Vocab Genius is available for free. However, the full content
needs to be unlocked through an in-app purchase that costs $4.99.
Grammar Express: Tenses
While Grammar Express by Webrich Software Limited is not exactly a
vocabulary app, it is an essential tool to improve language skills as it
can help you or your child to learn English grammatical tenses. It
includes over 1000 examples with Grammar Rules and more than 750 test
questions with explanation. The revision notes are illustrated and will
allow you to understand the grammar rules better. Once you have learned
the rules, you can study the examples and then test your knowledge by
taking a quiz. The app can be downloaded for free, but if you want to
access the full question bank, you will need to pay $4.99.