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Sometimes, simplicity is the best option—and the Sight Words app affirms that, with only a single push of a button between your kindergarten kids and the game.
You won't need to intervene and there's no complicated setup to start, so children are good to go as soon as the free app is downloaded. The game is based on a simple premise—the sight word is spoken aloud, then children must choose the correct response from a selection of sight words on-screen. You'll be able to hear when they get an incorrect answer, and words of encouragement—which you can customize—are given for each correct choice. As kids play, the number of words to choose from increases to make the game more challenging.
Unfortunately, the app's simplicity is a double-edged sword, and the lack of variety means it won't hold kids' attention for long. Other occasional issues can also cause frustration for the user. One of the second grade selections is a choice between “right” and “write”—only one is correct, but it's impossible to know which without trial and error since they both sound the same when spoken.
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