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** Reached No. 1 in Kids in the App Store! ** ** Previously listed as one of the top apps on iTunes for ages 6 - 8! **

Have loads of spelling fun with three mini space-themed games, and tailor the app by adding your child’s own school spellings. Let’s get ready to spell!

“The perfect app for children preparing for the Phonics Screening Check and beyond. A must-have in any household.”
Kate Ruttle, literacy specialist


• Learn to spell with Ladybird’s spelling app
• Perfect for children getting ready for the Phonics Screening Check
• Ideal for older children who are learning how to spell accurately
• Add your child’s own school spellings
• Multiple user account functionality
• 3 fun, interactive space themed games
• Each game has three levels to progress through, suiting a wide range of abilities
• Complete each spelling to win a star
• Decorate your own space rocket and launch it into space!
• Trophy screen and word list to see which spellings have been completed accurately
• Speedy Spellings – spell against the clock!
• Scrambled Spellings – unscramble the letters to complete the word
• Sinking Spellings – fill in the missing letter to complete the word
• Practical, easy-to-understand parent information page
• Brought to you by Ladybird - for every age and every stage of your child’s development

Following on from Ladybird’s successful I’m Ready for Phonics app, I’m Ready to Spell is the perfect way to support your child’s phonics and spelling learning in a comprehensive and user-friendly way. It will encourage and motivate your child to practise their spellings.

Fun, thoroughly researched and developed alongside editors, teachers and literacy consultants, I’m Ready to spell is the spelling app you can trust.

If you experience any technical problems with the app, please email us with a description of the issue and the device you are using at apps@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. We are happy to help.

 $1.99 in iOS App Store


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Version History

Launched Dec 31, 2013 (over 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 year, on average.

Sep 19
Version 1.3

Updated to work with iOS 11.

Feb 11
Version 1.2

Wahoo, Captain Comet has zoomed to the rescue and banished those pesky aliens (aka minor bugs)! So, are you ready to spell? 3, 2, 1… Blast off!

Jan 15
Version 1.01

Bug fixes

Dec 31
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions


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