ZiggityZoom just announced the release of their new educational iOS game app WORD Dog for the iPhone and iPad. WORD Dog is a fun and educational, early learning, spelling-based app for preschool and kindergarten children. Players can play two different levels, making 3 letter words, using the vowel "O", or spelling the spoken three letter words. Forest Animal stickers, with sounds, are awarded for every five correct words and then the kids can play with their animals in a forest setting. Verbal encouragements are spoken by the Dog as kids progress in the game.
WORD Dog is one of 5 apps in the Word Animals suite of apps. Each app in the suite will address three letter words using a different vowel. WORD Pig, with letter "i", is already available in the app store, as is WORD Cat for letter "a". "These apps are perfect for helping kids with word recognition and formation and to practice spelling for beginning readers. They are suited to the preschool classroom or for use at home," said Kristin Fitch, CEO of ZiggityZoom. WORD Dog is suited to children with Special Needs, as they only need to select a beginning and ending letter to make words.
Additional apps are in the pipeline for ZiggityZoom, including children's book apps and educational apps. Previously released apps are WORD Pig, WORD Cat and the award-winning Feed the Monster game.
WORD Dog 1.0 for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad are both only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Both apps are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.