The underlying pedagogical methodology for this application is to teach children spelling words required in today’s elementary school curriculum. Memory Game Spelling Words is an educational game, and as such it is a great tool for building a good foundation for math and language skills. Words are chosen randomly from a pool of over 600 words. Children of all ages and abilities can benefit using this application.
It is more than just trying to “keep the kids busy” at dinner. According to Natasa Gajic, an educator and a linguist: “An app is a unique learning tool that can be used inside and outside the classroom. Once the child is immersed in the app he or she feels comfortable and successful which in turn motivates the child to keep coming back to the source of learning. There have been studies written on the topic of good mood vs. cognitive processes, and positive motivation vs. success.” There is nothing like positive reinforcement to stimulate that precious little brain with tons of potential.
Games are considered to be effective and useful tools in learning processes. Combined with pedagogy, games are great motivators offering challenge and relying on child’s imagination and curiosity. Apart from creating fast readers, Memory Game Spelling Words is also a great tool for developing cognitive skills such as:
Spelling Words Memory Game represents a classic matching game traditionally used to build cognitive skills. Such skills help you mentally gather and store knowledge. Memory, concentration, reasoning and perception are examples of cognitive skills that are employed in reading, writing, mathematics, etc. Teachers and parents can aid the child’s development with games designed to enhance their cognitive skills.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Natasa Gajic, a member of CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), and a founder of @Reks, a company that prides itself in creating educational applications.