The app greets you with a parade of monsters marching across the screen. Once the parade is over you are presented with a picture of a monster with a cover flow of words and pictures in its mouth. This is where you select the word you want to learn how to spell. The word is then displayed on the screen, which is shortly destroyed by a mob of monsters. It is then your job to put the letters back in their right places. You can also click the word bubble and hear the definition of the word. When a letter is selected ,it makes its sound. Once the letters are put back in their correct place the word animates to tell the child they spelled the word correctly. A visual example of the definition is then shown using one of the many monsters.
You start off with twenty-six words, one for each letter of the alphabet. According to the last card the game is truly endless and more words will be added as long as you’re connected to the Internet. There is an information button on the top right of the main screen, which gives you access to the social networking and support information for this app. When you click it you are presented with an adults only warning. In order to get to this screen you have to click the numbers on the pad, which correspond with the spelling of the number.
This is a great app for spelling words. I would like to see a way for the parent to add his or her own words to the program. It would also be great to see a way to manage the words via a web interface or a screen on the app. Some parents might also want to see usage statistics to help them track which words their child is having problems with. Even as an adult I had fun watching the monsters run across the screen and explain to me what words mean.