Cimo & Snow Spelling Pals Lite is a great app for beginning readers to learn sight and sound out words. For sight words, your child will learn a combination of high frequency and sight words (from the Dolch Sight Word list). The list of 50 words was selected to cover words that a child encounters most often when learning to read (high frequency), including words that cannot be learned using pictures (sight words). Learning to spell these words adds to a strong foundation in reading and spelling for beginning readers. In this game, your child will help Cimo the penguin reach an iceberg to catch fish. Each correct letter chosen adds a block to his bridge. Finish the word and Cimo can cross, but watch out for wrong letters, or Cimo will take a dip!
For sound out words, your child will learn 100 words that can be sounded out using common phonics rules (i.e, grouped by short vowel, long vowel, Bossy R's and other vowel team words), and others do not follow those normal rules and must be memorized (i.e, beard, climb, flood, great, snow, world). This app also uses phonics to help your child learn new words by putting sounds together to make words (like /b/ /a/ /t/ bat). So your child will be able to read and write words correctly without memorizing. In this game, your child will help Snow the polar bear reach an iceberg to catch fish. Each correct letter chosen adds a block to his bridge. Finish the word and Snow can cross, but watch out for wrong letters, or Snow will take a dip! This is the fun game to improve your child's spelling abilities.
**This is just the lite version. In the full version, your child can learn more words (up to 1,122 sound out words and 255 sight words) and the additional setup options allow you to control the level of word difficulty (i.e, CVC words are included in easy level, digraphs are in medium level and blends are in the difficult level) and customize the number of questions to match your child.
Cimo & Snow Spelling Pals Lite also provides a progress report (play history) for teachers and parents to track their child's performance. This game will help your children improve their reading skills in a fun and interactive environment.
**All words have been recorded by professional voice talent.
*** If you have any questions or problems related to our app, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are willing to assist you.
- Add In-App purchases in Report&Setup screen
** Sight Words Pack ($2.99)
** Soundout Words Pack ($2.99)
** Value Pack ($4.99)
Ratings and Reviews
It would be SO much better educationally speaking if when you tapped on the iceberg pieces, it gave the letter SOUND not the letter name. Could be a easy fix and I would purchase the complete app for sure if this was changed.
Select level 6 and start the game. In the upper right corner, it says "challange". Would you buy this game?
This app is wonderful! It's so cute and motivating for teaching young children to learn to read.
- Jariya Tuantranont
- 71 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2017 Jariya & NiNG
- In-App Purchases
- Value Pack $4.99
- Sight Words Pack $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.