Gappy's First Words

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This application is recommended for ages 4+.

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Give them the building blocks of reading with the interactive app that teaches your little reader more than 200 different words.

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Overview

This application is recommended for ages 4+.

*** Now 30% off! For a limited time only ***

Give them the building blocks of reading with the interactive app that teaches your little reader more than 200 different words.

New from the makers of AlphaTots, Gappys First Words is the perfect adventure for pint-sized learners just beginning to read. From dusty deserts to distant planets, Gappy has wandered far from home, and its their job to help him make it back, spelling words to span the gaps along the way.

There are four different worlds for young players to explore, and with each one they conquer, theyll earn the parts they need to redesign Gappys house. From a cozy cabin, to a mushroom house, to a castle with a gingerbread roof, there are over 700 creative combinations they can make in the game designed to give your little reader a big head start on the books theyll love for life.

Have fun learning:
Gappys First Words helps children learn over 200 three-letter words and the sounds associated with their letters.

Features:
- 211 three-letter words for kids to learn, including 174 CVC and 37 sight words.
- Nine different house themes with six different parts, allowing kids to make 720 different combinations that keep them engaged while they learn.
- Four game levels that help children progress from letter identification to spelling words on their own.
- The ability to switch cases, helping children learn capital and lowercase letters.
- Selectable word groupings that let players learn at their own pace, whether theyre ready for easy words, harder words or sight words
- A teaching keypad with the name and sound for every letter.
- Fun music and playful graphics that keep young players engaged in the game.
- Beautiful, high-resolution images that look great on your screen.

Why youll love it:
Goal-Based Learning: 54 un-lockable prizes keep kids coming back for more.

Gender-Neutral Design: With nine different house themes, theres something for every kid to love, whether its a rugged log cabin, a gingerbread house or a home made out of hearts.

Natural Learning Progression: With Gappys First Words, the action progresses from identifying letters to spelling words with one, two or all three letters missing, challenging minds as they learn.

Gappys First Words contains:
* No third-party ads
* No social network links
* No easy web access
* No in-app purchases

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940147114728
  • Publisher: Spinlight Studio
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Series: NOOKapps Series
  • Version name: 1.4
  • Format: NOOK App
  • File size: 36 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
  • Sales rank: 124,177
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  • Please contact the developer directly if you would like to report a problem:
    • URL: http://www.spinlight.com/apps
    • Email: apps@spinlight.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Fantastic!

    This is a cute app. Big hit with the kids, they want all the house parts!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Boring but cute

    NOT their best app. It is so boring. But I guess it depends on your age but it is cute

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Educationally sound, keeps my 5 year old engaged

    I am an elementary teacher as well as the mom of a 5 year old that is starting kindergarten. My son already knew all his letter sounds when I let him start using this app. This app showed him how the letter sounds go together to make words and is really the reason why he is now reading even before he starts school.


    It is somewhat repetitive--it just has the kids spell 10 words to get part of a house. There is no context for the word, so it doesn't explain what more obscure words like cod or hub are and actually build vocabulary--it just helps build phonemic awareness. The collection of house pieces has been motivating for my son, but he gets frustrated when he is sometimes given a piece that he already have. I also do not recommend using the sight words list because many of these are not phonetic and this is confusing. There are over 140 words in the first 2 word lists though that are phonetic, so there's plenty to learn. Overall, this is educationally sound.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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