PKCLsoft has announced the release of Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words Recognition Game 1.1, their new educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Specifically designed to help kids practice word recognition, Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words helps children learn high-frequency words while playing a fun and challenging balloon-popping game.
Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words was created with input from kids, parents, teachers, and therapists as a switch-accessible app that helps teach and reinforce how to speak, read, and spell words. Benefits of playing Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words include:
* Increases sight word recognition skills
* Increases proficiency and fluency in reading with visual cues
* Practices audio processing with audible cues
* Utilizes visual scanning and discrimination skills
Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words allows users to create customizable word lists in any language supported by iOS 7’s voiceover feature. Two English, one Spanish, and one French word list come standard in the app. Word lists can be created and shared via E-mail, Messages, or Airdrop. Word lists can also be created and shared with the Crazy Balloons community via the website.
* Comfortable and colorful User Interface
* Configure student profiles to maximize learning potential
* Switch access available for those with special needs
* Create and customize word lists in any language supported by iOS 7 voiceover feature
* Supports multiple student profiles
* Select speed of gameplay, how many questions per game, and how many balloons are displayed
* Turn on/off and adjust pitch and speed of audio prompts
* Share wordlists via E-mail, Messages, or Airdrop
* Can be played with a compatible switch interface or bluetooth keyboard
* Detailed reports of gameplay statistics for educators
* 100% kid-friendly
* Game Center-supported
Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words supports multiple student profiles for educators or families with more than one child. Each profile can be configured in settings to maximize learning potential. Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words also provides detailed reports of gameplay statistics on each child so the game can be further tailored to suit each child’s developing strengths and challenges.
Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words is fully customizable. Users can select the speed of gameplay, determine how many balloons are displayed, and decide how many questions should be asked per game. Audio and visual cues and sounds can also be turned off to make the game more challenging. Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words can be played with a compatible switch interface or bluetooth keyboard whose settings can also be configured.
“Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words Recognition Game 1.1 is actually the second of a series of apps I’ve recently developed,” explains Peter Easdown, founder of PKCLsoft. “The first in the series, Crazy Balloons Fun, uses some of the same visuals and game mechanics. However, with Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words, I’ve more fully developed the educational aspect, since I believe all children deserve to learn and become proficient communicators and readers. Like Dollar Up, my previously released educational app, Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words provides lots of options and a way to play the game for people with special needs, including those requiring the use of accessibility switches.”
Easdown adds, “Furthermore, I am a proud member of the ‘MOMs with apps’ developer community and a contributor to the ‘Know What’s Inside’ program. Therefore, all of my kids apps will clearly state what (if any) data is collected and for what purpose. I do not include advertising or social media links in any of my educational apps that are written for use by young children.”
* English, French, Spanish
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 36.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Crazy Balloons – First Sight Words Recognition Game 1.1 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, PKCLsoft is a small, independent developer of iOS apps that was founded in 2011 by Peter Easdown. Copyright (C) 2014 PKCLsoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.