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Kids join Zip the alien on an out-of-this-world spelling adventure to build a new rocket ship. They'll spell words to help him fly to 3 different planets and collect the rocket pieces he needs. The game ends when they launch their fancy new rocket into space and steer it through a short star-collecting mini-game.
- Promotes recognition of letter names & sounds (including vowel and consonant blends) and demonstrates how these combine to form words
- Goes beyond standard phonics apps by grouping trickier letter blends (e.g. "ai" and "ph" so kids can learn to spell words like, "dolphin" and "stairs".
- 5 levels of difficulty engage children at different stages of development
- 450+ simple and complex words (including some Dolch words)
- Simple, user-friendly interface
- Adaptive Assistance technology helps kids when they are struggling
- Customize the learning experience by selecting upper or lower case letters, letter names or phonics, difficulty level, and word theme category
- Highly motivating game play
- Develops awareness of left-to-right letter order
- 5 word categories: Creatures, Around the House, The Basics (numbers, colors, and shapes), Food, and All Words
- Words are different every time you play
- Regional words are used for the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand (North American accent only)
- 1000's of possible rocket combinations
- Learning letter names and phonemes
- Enhancing early vocabulary
- Fine motor skills development
- Classroom learning centres, home use, or in the car
1: 3-6 letter words. Place letters in any order. Audible and visual hints.
2: 3-10 letter words. Order required. Audible and visual hints.
3: 3-4 letter words. Order required. Audible hints. Adaptive assistance.
4: 5-6 letter words. Correct order required. Adaptive assistance only.
5: 7-10 letter words. Correct order required. Adaptive assistance only.
PRIVACY AND EXTERNAL LINKS
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- has a secure Grown-ups Area that contains relevant external links
- tracks usage data using Flurry Analytics. All data is aggregated and completely anonymous. Understanding how the app is used helps us to improve the user experience. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. You may easily opt-out from participating by visiting www.flurry.com/resources/privacy.html.
- Has NO push notifications
- Has NO in-app purchases
- Has NO third party ads
- Has NO social media links
Little Big Thinkers is a member of Parents with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Minor tweaks for iOS 9
Ratings and Reviews
No verbs and adjectives.
The app does not work it's crashing every time o press play
App only works for one play, then crashes. Kids love the game, but quit/relaunch is tedious.
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- Little Big Thinkers Inc.
- 75.7 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 6.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
- © 2012 Little Big Thinkers Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.