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Word Wagon HD

Word Wagon HD

Fall 2011 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Designer: Duck Duck Moose
Developer: Duck Duck Moose
Producer: Duck Duck Moose
Developer: Duck Duck Moose
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad

They've done it, again. Duck Duck Moose has collected and sorted 103 words into seven different categories and delivers them, with help from Mozzarella and best friend Coco of course, in an iconic red wagon, in learning levels appropriate for preschool to Grade 1.

Levels throughout the categories (Animals, Food, Vehicles, Numbers and Colors, Around the House, Mozzarella and Coco's Favorites, All Words) begin with learning the names of the letters, move to learning the sounds the letters make, and progress to mastering spelling words with up to six letters. Self-propelled learning may begin with a game, but it's no joke. The app design takes touch screen technology seriously, and uses it to its age-appropriate best.

The lessons are charming, the rewards are sweet. Birds perching on a baguette, a sheep gripping a red balloon flies past the Eiffel Tower, Mozz talking on a banana phone, are just a few of the gags and giggles make the learning even more rich.

Claire Green   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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Duck Duck Moose
Available on iTunes

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