6 interactive captivating educational games cover phonics, letter recognition, sight words, and other important concepts.
Uses THUP's "Knack Technolgy " system which automatically adjusts the difficulty of the games as your child plays.
Customizable Settings. Select which games your child plays and at what level allowing you to focus on a single task, such as learning sight words.
Rewards! Kids earn frogs, butterflies, chameleons and more to put into their own customizable interactive terrarium.
Monkey Word School Adventure is an entertaining and captivating way to introduce your child to the fundamental concepts behind reading and writing. The lessons range from letter recognition and writing to spelling and phonics introducing word components such as consonant blends, digraphs, irregular vowels and more! There is also a special focus on sight words, the vital building blocks of reading and writing.
=== FEATURES === *6 interactive captivating educational games. *Letter and word recognition. *Introduction to digraphs, consonant blends, irregular vowels and other important concepts. *A focus on sight words helping your child learn these vital building blocks of reading and writing. *Uses THUP’s “Knack Technolgy ” system which automatically adjusts the difficulty of the games as your child plays. *Customizable Settings. Select which games your child plays and at what level allowing you to focus on a single task, such as learning sight words. *Designed for Kids: No confusing Menus or navigation. *Rewards! Kids earn frogs, butterflies, chameleons and more to put into their own customizable interactive terrarium.
=== KIDS LEARN WHILE THEY PLAY === *SPELLING STONE Monkey needs help with his spelling. He can show you what it looks like, but do you know how to spell it? Use the magic gold letters to solve the puzzle!
*SIGHT BIRDS Monkey is looking for a special gems and the sight birds have them! Help him collect as many as you can before the time runs out! Features letter recognition and sight words.
*LETTER WRITING Learn to write uppercase and lowercase letters by carving them in the ancient stone writing wall.
*PHONICS BRIDGE Oh no the bridge is out and two little chinchillas are going to miss their play date! Help them get together by fixing the bridge using the engineering power of phonics!
*WORD WALL Using and ancient map Monkey has stumbled upon a mysterious puzzle. Help him solve it by finding all the words on the map!
*RHYMING MAZE Help a greedy little Chinchilla find his treasure by drawing a path using words that rhyme!
*TERRARIUM Populate and decorate your own interactive terrarium! Choose from tons of plants, frogs, butterflies and dragonflies to create your own uniques worlds.
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This app is geared toward preschoolers but works for my grandchildren who are in first and second grades, (the second grader is autistic). They recently came to live with me and I noticed their reading skills were low. I was looking for apps that would be fun but also help with learning sounds. They both like monkeys so I ignored the preschool part and got it. They love this game. Some of it the second grader finds easy but he tolerates it to get to the harder games. The games teach letter recognition and printing skills with a trace the letter portion, The stone speller has stones that come down and you choose letters to form the word. It starts out with only the letters needed for the word and progresses to more than enough letters. The letters are shown in the correct place so early learners can match letters. This also goes away as they progress. Hints can also be turned off by the parents. When the letters are in place the word is read slowly with each sound clearly enunciated. Phonics bridge has one letter missing and the child needs to place it. Both boys love seeing the chinchillas high five. This word is also clearly enunciated. Word wall is like a seek and find puzzle. Early learners look for 2 words containing 3 letters and both words go in the same direction. As they progress a word is added and the words can be across or down. They also can be found with a letter in another word. In rhyming maze the children seek words that rhyme to get the chinchilla to the treasure. Children learn to recognize the common word inside the word from this game. The words are all clearly read and highlighted. Then my grandchildren's absolute favorite game on this app...Sight Birds. in sight birds words are written on gems that fly across the screen. The children are tasked with collecting the gems that have the word they are seeking. Each time they click the correct word it is read. There is no penalty for wrong words other than not collecting a gem. The boys are always excited to play this game. I wish there was a feature or an app that just let them play this one game. I might never get them away! The graphics are well done and very cute. At the end of all the games the children get to choose, from 3 items, a prize. This prize goes into their terrarium. I love seeing their creativity come alive with their reward. Both boys have different terrariums going with one liking more the plants and the other the butterflies and dragonflies. Both adore the frogs and are super excited when one is offered to them. We play this game in the morning before school, (each boy has time for 3 complete plays), after school as a treat when homework is done and again before their bedtime story. This was an awesome investment and well worth the small price asked. I would recommend this to preschoolers and children in early grades, especially those who are having trouble with phonetics.
I like how the makers of this game mixed so many different concepts into this fun and interactive learning game. The game goes from writing a letter, to finding words in a crossword, to rhyming, to spelling, to word recognition, etc. Unlike other games that stay in one mode (i.e.- writing letters) until you choose a different mode, this game automatically switches between the different activities. The kids also enjoy collecting items for their terrarium. The parental controls allow you to set the difficulty level for the games, but I was not able to customize it as much as I had liked. Overall, it is a great game and I fully recommend it.
The games are short, engaging, and fun for my kids. It holds their attention well. One child loves collecting the gems. The other loves connecting the rhyming words and completing the bridges.
They love getting to pick things for their terrarium and enjoy watching the bugs and butterflies fly and the frogs croak. They also love they can make the frogs jump or stick to the wall.
There are two things I would change. The first would be letter formation. Most are fine, however there are a few weird ones taught. Ex. The capital M is taught with outside legs drawn first and then inside legs drawn. A bit awkward if you ask me. The other thing that should change is when the kids make words they start with simple cvc words supported by letter outline prompts. (Awesome) Once they "master" this they are expected to make words with blends and r controlled vowels without letter support. Too much of a jump.
My daughter loves playing with the Monkey apps - she's getting ready for kindergarten and this is just what i was looking for to help her get used to technology and help her get a little jump start on kindergarten.
My kids love this, and I love all it teaches them. You can enter a few different names so that the game remembers the difficulty level for each child which is great for someone with a few small children.
I like this game a lot with the exception that it doesn't give the child time to "think" or sound out the answer. It tosses a "hint" at them really fast, which isn't a hint at all. It is the answer...seriously, if a child can't slow down to think their way though the game without being "given" the answer, they aren't going to learn anything but to wait for someone to give them the answer. There should be an option in the settings to Turn Off "hints".
I have a 2 and a 4 year old. They love the Monkey games by THUP Games, LLC! (Especially the Monkey Math school game.) This one is very good, but the word games are quite advanced for my kids. This game teaches phonics and rhyming words. It's a great product, but would be better for 5-6 year-olds.