Word Wagon is a fun, award-winning app teaching letters, phonics and spelling. Based on Common Core State Standards, Word Wagon teaches more than 100 words including, 44 Dolch sight words. There are 4 levels of learning were kids will learn letter names, sounds and spelling of 4 and 6 letter words. AWARDS: Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. AGES: 2-6.
- LEARN letters, words and phonics
- PLAY with Mozzarella the Mouse and his best friend Coco the bird
- COLLECT stickers. Earn colorful stickers for each word in a sticker book. Touch the animated stickers to hear funny sounds.
- EARN stars. Use the stars to make different constellations, which are shaped like animals.
Mozzarella the mouse will dress up as an astronaut and float in space!
- DISCOVER interactive surprises like playing hide and seek, dressing up as a ghost and drawing pictures with Mozzarella the Mouse and Coco
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Needs one extra feature
I love this app for my daughter who is 13 and has a developmental disability. We want to recommend it to others in our community but it needs to have one additional feature before we can really spread the word. Please consider a setting that would allow us to turn off the requirement to “build a word” in letter order. Thank you!
Good, but not as excellent as Park Math
I think Word Wagon is a good app, but not nearly as amazing and worth the price as Park Math. Word Wagon has similar features as PM,but not the variety of activities. Word Wagon let's you chose to work on letter sounds, names, or sound spelling (at two levels). This allows for some differentiation, but I think the app lacks variety. While the focus might change, the activity is the same across all levels- pulling letters into squares to form the word. In the easy levels the words letters are displayed, in the harder the child has to guess on their own. Another drawback is that the word does not need to be built from left to right.
As I said I love Park Math by this developer, but I wish I would have passed on this one... There are many apps that are available that do the same lesson, are free or cheaper or customizable.
The app itself has a nice layout, however it has inherent problems that are restricting and distracting to kids.
1. Drag is unforgiving for kids. The kids are expected to drag it all the way.
2. Word assembly requires kids to gather letters in orderly fashion. For example, N-U-T must be placed in the same order left to right. Why not allow kids to build however order they like?
3. The tweety helper bird and the mouse are too distracting from the original intend of the game. It has so many weird functionalities when kids touch them which are totally not needed and distracting. Parents should be able to disable them in the preferences.
4. Other apps link should be accessible only parents.
My son enjoys it but he sees himself restricted and distracted by the arrangements of the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.