Word Magic is another educational game by developer Senthil Pandurangan. This game works exactly like Math Magic but instead quizzes children on the first, second or last letter of a word. Word Magic uses audio clips to encourage children, e.g. ‘Marvelous!’ or ‘You can do it!’, after an answer is supplied. A flower is awarded for every correct answer and a ribbon for every 25 correct answers.
Word Magic is a solid game, given a little more polish to the images it could be a great game. Some images are spot on, while others take a little bit of thinking, especially for a child. One example is color words, pink/red/blue etc. The colors are represented by a splotch with eyes on it. My son had to ask a few times ‘What is that?’
Thankfully it only takes one or two explanations for the child to memorize the image/word and the obstacle is overcome. My son has thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. The encouragement he gets from the audio clips/flowers/ribbons, keep him wanting to complete another word. Listening to him sound out words before he chooses an answer brings a smile to my face.
Both Word Magic and Math Magic are well worth 99 cents each. I look forward to seeing both of these titles evolve.
AGEd Tested: 5 years
- Word recognition
Web site: http://mathmagic.anusen.com