Kindergarten Sight Words features multiple interactive activities to introduce and practice use of high frequency words critical for reading. High frequency words or sight words are the building blocks for children learning to read. This application includes 100 of the most common words found in reading materials for kindergarten age children.
Level 1 and 2 contain 8 high frequency words with 5 activities to introduce and reinforce the words. In levels 3-15 each level includes the words from all previous levels and introduces 5 to 7 new words. All words are pronounced clearly by a native English speaker.
Support for multiple users is now included. Users can be added or deleted by selecting 'manage users' in the Settings screen. Progress is maintained separately for each user. Students can easily switch to their profile by selecting the 'user' button on the main menu. For more information on managing users please visit our website. Up to 24 users can be added.
Activities in each level include:
Word Wheel - A quick introduction to each word then quiz to reinforce word recognition. Hints that reinforce knowledge because the first exposure might not make it stick.
Space Spelling - Jumbled letters need rearranged to spell the words. This activity has context-sensitive help so that even beginners will be able to learn spellings. Correctly spelled words are rewarded with rainbow rockets.
Jungle Bingo - Word bingo game includes context sensitive help and animated text to reinforce learning.
Oceans of Word Search - Underwater themed word search with context-sensitive help and interactive sea creatures as rewards for found words.
Memory Menagerie - Animals flip to reveal the words. Correct matches rewarded with animals flapping off the screen.
Common Core topics covered:
Kid tested and kid safe:
No in-app purchase
No GPS or location services
No internet or social media integration
No 3rd party ads
No personal information collection
Level 1: the, I, a, to, is, my, go, me
Level 2: like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up
Level 3: at, see, he, do, you, an
Level 4: can, no, am, went, are, this
Level 5: look, for, get, come, that
Level 6: play, was, had, they, will, too
Level 7: all, be, as, one, by, what, did
Level 8: has, her, him, with, eat, if, but
Level 9: made, or, not, said, out, now
Level 10: of, put, ran, sat, read, boy, she
Level 11: sit, then, his, more, us, yes
Level 12: saw, girl, how, when, your, about, from
Level 13: than, away, them, came, big, many, after
Level 14: who, back, find, because, very, could, have
Level 15: make, number, into, there, were, people, just
Maelstrom Interactive is a small, family company. We are also parents of first grade age twins. If you enjoy Kindergarten Sight Words, please review us in the iTunes store. Feel free to contact us with questions or feedback. Thanks!
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Based on your feedback, we have made Kindergarten Sight Words even better with a major update. Thank you for downloading. New features include:
1. Multiple user support
Up to 24 users can be added per device. Great for classrooms.
Progress is maintained separately for each user.
Users can be added or deleted by selecting 'manage users' in the Settings screen.
Students can easily switch to their profile by selecting the 'user' button on the main menu.
2. Autorotate support for landscape right and left for different iPad cases
3. Optimized graphics rendering and animation for more devices
4. Fixed sound bug. Please also make sure mute is off on device.
If you enjoy Kindergarten Sight Words, please do us a favor and leave a review in the app store. Thank you.
Ratings and Reviews
I don't think the app is all that bad. I like the different forms of activities within the app to allow the children to learn as well as interact different areas of the brain. However, one option I would love and I'm sure other parents/teachers too is the ability to pick words for the week to coincide with what the student is learning through their class. Perhaps the narration be a little more peppy vs monotone
Helpful Company, Son Loves App
My 5 year old loved the lite version of the app so we purchased the full app. We then had an issue of the sound not working. I contacted the creator of the app through email and they troubleshot the issue with me. Through several emails we were able to get the sound working again. Thank you for all the help! My son loves practicing his sight words with it.
This is a great app for review. I would love to see the ability to see percentages once a level is complete or once a screen is complete. How many questions were answered correctly the first time asked? The second time? I just love to see the progress reports for my littles.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.