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Description

Rocket Speller is a fun and engaging spelling app for 3-7 year olds. Educators, occupational therapists, special education teachers, and parents agree that kids are engaged and learning with this app.
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* Libby Curran (2012 People Magazine Teacher of the Year) on iKidApps - "If you are looking for an app that will help your children learn their ABCs and improve their spelling, and that is as entertaining as it is educational, try Rocket Speller."

*Smart Apps for Kids - "a TERRIFIC free app…"

*Best Apps For Kids - "This is one of the best free educational apps I have found that is not only a great value, but provides tons of fun."

*The iPhone Mom - "Rocket Speller helps develop and strengthen spelling and fine motor skills in young children, it is packed full of educational value in a fun environment …"

*Kids App Reviews - "You won’t be disappointed with this high quality app …"
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Kids join Zip the alien on an out-of-this-world spelling adventure to build a fancy new rocket. Now with 5 levels of difficulty, kids spell words to fuel his spaceship and help him choose the rocket pieces he needs. Once they have built their custom rocket ship, kids steer it through space to collect stars in an entertaining mini-game.

LEVELS:

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.

“What are audible hints?”
Players can touch a letter to hear its name or sound.

“What are visual hints?”
In the early levels (1 & 2), players see where specific letters should be placed.

“What is Adaptive Assistance?”
Smart technology that recognizes when a player is struggling and assistance is provided.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Learn to spell words in a way that is fun, interactive and promotes self-initiated skill progression
- Develop awareness of how letters combine to form words
- Develop awareness of left to right order
- Promote letter recognition
- Reinforce knowledge of letter names
- Enhance vocabulary

FEATURES
- Kid-friendly interface
- Balances skill development with play, making learning fun
- 5 levels of difficulty engage children at different stages of development
- 140 simple and complex words to enhance vocabulary
- Words are different every time you play
- Choose upper or lower-case letters
- Hundreds of possible rocket combinations
- Interactive alien (touch Zip on the spelling pages and see what he does!)
- High quality production standards

* Note: words are pronounced with a North American accent.

PRIVACY AND EXTERNAL LINKS

We believe it’s important to inform you about the app you are downloading. This app:


- contains a secured (triple-tap required) Parents/Educators section with a few links retained for your convenience.
- tracks usage data using a highly-reputable service called Flurry Analytics. All data is aggregated and completely anonymous. Understanding how the app is used helps us to improve and refine the user experience. If you would like additional information, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. You may opt-out 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.

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 09, 2012 (almost 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Jan 29
2016
(Current)
Version 3.8

In some cases where device memory is low, animations happen instantly, which causes the game to be unplayable.To avoid this causing frustration, we are preventing the game from running in the background.

Jul 29
2014
Version 3.6

Small changes to prepare for iOS8

Apr 18
2014
Version 3.5

Minor bug fixes

Apr 12
2014
Version 3.4

Minor bug fixes and enhancements

Oct 25
2013
Version 3.3

- Fixed bug where conveyor belt would sometimes go too fast on 2nd generation iPads

Sep 14
2013
Version 3.2

- updates for iOS7

Jan 23
2013
Version 3.1

- Fixed an issue causing a crash on iOS 4.3
- Added an App News section (which can be disabled in the Settings)
- Minor tweaks and bug fixes

Dec 17
2012
Version 3.0

(Note - If you are running iOS version 4.3 please skip this upgrade. There is a known bug we are working on fixing)

Version 3.0 of Rocket Speller coincides with the initial release of Rocket Speller PLUS. The update to v3.0 includes:

* A 5th level.
* Adaptive Assistance technology to provide help when a speller is struggling.
* New words. There are now 140 in total.
* A new rocket (available in level 5)
* iPhone 5 support
* A more secure Parents/Educators info page
* Support for background mode (so your progress is remembered if you temporarily leave the app)
* Various bug fixes and interface tweaks

Mar 27
2012
Version 2.1

- Now over 130 words in total
- Bug fix

Mar 16
2012
Version 2.0

- Added more words. Now over 120 words in total!
- Steer the rocket after launch and collect stars for even more fun!

Feb 22
2012
Version 1.3

- More than 30 new words
- Removed external links from the info tab
- Kids can now steer the rocket as it flies into space
- Bug fixes for older iPod touches
- Various other minor improvements
- Enhanced thumbnail

Feb 01
2012
Version 1.2

- Over 30 new words!
- Fixed bug affecting the background on some devices

Jan 27
2012
Version 1.1

- Added 6 more rocket pieces (available on higher levels)
- Better feedback on progress throughout game
- Improved performance on older devices
- Bug fixes

Version 1.2 (currently waiting for review at Apple)
- More words to spell
- Bug fix
- Other minor improvements

Jan 09
2012
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
 

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