This page offers out-of-the-box, creative options for inspiring right-brained children to learn about spelling. Click on the image for a link to the product. Longer reviews will have its own tab. I would love to hear your recommendations by using the comments section at the bottom of the page!

Super Scribblenauts
By Warner Bros.
Platform: Nintendo DS

Scribblenauts Remix
By Warner Bros.
……………………………………..Platform: iPhone, iPad

This may sound far out but the two Nintendo DS games, Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts were great resources for spelling and vocabulary for my son. You type in a word, which becomes part of the ongoing story in the game. If you misspell a word, the game gives you several related words, spelled correctly so that you can choose the word you want and continue with the game. My son loves them! ~Tara

Adding to Tara’s response, there is also Scribblenatus Remix for the iPad. It’s been a hit here as well. ~Michele

4 Pics 1 Word: What’s the Word?
by Itch Mania
Platform: Android

I know there was recent conversation both about educational apps, and about spelling.  If you’ve not tried out 4 Pics 1 Word, do so!  The game shows you four (sometimes very unrelated!) photos, and you have to figure out how the pictures are related, and how to spell the word.  You’re given 12 letters, and tiles to show the word’s length.  Both of my kids are hooked on the game already, which includes my right-brained teen.  It’s available for both Android & Apple…in fact, Android has two different versions.  One of those allows you to skip a level if you’re stuck which might be better if you have a child who would be frustrated over being “stuck” and not able to advance in the game.  ~Sue

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