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Ready, get set … define! If you’re looking for supplemental vocabulary practice, Core Curriculum First Grade is an educational, entertaining option.
Brightly colored, age-appropriate graphics help create an inviting interactive space for first graders to study and learn new words. Set-up isn’t super intuitive, so expect to spend initial time on player profiles and adjusting the settings to meet targeted needs. The ability to add unlimited players combined with tracking capabilities that allow parents and teachers to zero in on problem areas make this app very appealing for classroom use. Budding wordsmiths will appreciate the ability to choose between four different gameplay modes to sharpen vocabulary skills. From Matching to Multiple Choice, different templates appear to provide a range of ways to work, but are actually quite similar, and err on the side of being more academic than fun.
Despite a cute game frame with adorable monster avatars, individual graphics that illustrate each word or definition look a bit dated and contrast the background and “world” artwork. Still, the cheery colors, easy-to-understand definitions and visual vocabulary cues make this app a great addition to any first grader’s study rotation.
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