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Letter Box - Word Games for Brain Training

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Letter Box - Word Games for Brain Training

Ross McNamara

Games, Word, Education

IOS
GBP 0.00


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**Featured and Promoted as a Best New Word Game by Apple!**

Letter Box is a fun new word game that combines elements of jumbles, Boggle, and Scrabble into one! Playing is as simple as tapping letter tiles.

Each puzzle is a grid of letters. Your job is to move the letters around until each row and column contains a word. Puzzles come in three sizes: 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5. They're a great brain teaser while you're waiting in line, sitting on the bus, or trying to avoid talking to your blind date.

And while it would be cool if the game was more complex and needed a really long, robust description - it's really that easy. Pick a puzzle size and start swapping tiles. If you need a hint there are an unlimited number of them at your disposal (though trying to solve the puzzles without hints is pretty fun, too).

So if you love word games, you might as well check out Letter Box. I mean, what else are you doing? Nothing. You're sitting looking at nerdy word games on your phone. So stop dilly dally-ing and download this game already!



Release notes


New packs for each puzzle size!



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The Developer Ross McNamara also wrote the apps listed below, click the icon to visit the pages.

Jumble Jamble - Word Games For Brain Training
Jumble Jamble - Word Games For Brain Training

Free
Jumble Jamble brings a new twist to word jumbles! With three different game modes to choose from - get ready to put your word jumble puzzle skills to the test! A great app to improve your Scrabble, Boggle, or Words With Friends abilities, it's also a great quick time killer app - as all the games can be played in just a minute or two!

In '3 Up' you'll start with three jumbled letters you need to unscramble. After each unscrambled word you find you'll reveal a new letter. Race against the clock to see how quickly you can add letters up until you unscramble a seven letter word.

'7 Down' gives you the opposite task. You'll start by unscrambling a seven letter word and have to work your way down to a three letter word. But there's a catch! Each time you don't use a letter - that letter becomes blacked out for you for the rest of the round, so choose wisely!

Blitz mode is a race against the clock for points. As the timer ticks away more and more letters are revealed. Continue making as many words as you can (three letters or longer) until time runs out. Longer words are worth more points (obviously) and there is ALWAYS a way to make a word using all available letters. See if you have what it takes to sit atop the Game Center blitz leaderboard!

Jumble Jamble is also a great way to build kid's literacy skills in a fun and engaging way. Whether you're looking for an educational app for you child to play on a car trip or at a restaurant, or you're a teacher looking for an enrichment app for students who finish their work early, Jumble Jamble is a great opportunity for them to use their spelling and vocabulary skills in a way that won't feel like 'learning.'

Try it out! What have you got to lose... it's free!...
Elkonin Boxes: A Literacy Tool for Beginning Readers
Elkonin Boxes: A Literacy Tool for Beginning Readers

£0.99
Elkonin boxes are a great tool for beginning and struggling readers to build phonological awareness by segmenting words into sounds. They help students practice counting the number of phonemes in a word—though this is not always the same number of letters. Mastering this skill orally lays the foundation for both decoding and spelling.

How Elkonin Boxes Work:

1. Listen to the target word.
2. Repeat the word aloud.
3. Say it again, slowly, stretching the word out to hear all the sounds.
4. As you say the word a third time, tap one square for each sound you hear.
5. “Sh” is just one tap because those two letters make one sound!
6. “Bl” is two taps because you can hear both the b and the l in the word.

Have the child count the number of phonemes in the word, not necessarily the number of letters. For example, wish has three phonemes and will use three boxes. /w/, /i/, /sh/

This app breaks goes beyond the basic classroom Elkonin Boxes worksheets by creating multiple levels and 'difficulties' for students to progress through. Words are divided into three levels, progressing from shortest words and easiest sounds to longest words and blended sounds.

The app also adds in two modes: Practice and Quiz. In Practice Mode, kids will always be presented with the correct number of boxes to tap. True beginners can choose to have the correct phoneme (sound) spoken aloud with each tap for them to repeat back. As they progress, they can opt to have a musical tone play instead - challenging them to come up with each phoneme sound on their own.

After practicing, students will be able to test their skills in Quiz Mode. Once again they'll need to come up with the phonemes themselves, but now they'll also need to determine how many sounds they hear on their own. The correct number of boxes to tap won't necessarily be displayed.

Elkonin Boxes are a proven tool for building the basic foundation for early literacy. This app improves on the established worksheet method by eliminating teacher error (it happens to the best of us!), presenting the exercise in a new and exciting way, and introducing new levels and methods to better help children progress. Better yet - it's a way kids can practice both at school and at home!...
Letter Box - Word Games for Brain Training
Letter Box - Word Games for Brain Training

Free
**Featured and Promoted as a Best New Word Game by Apple!**

Letter Box is a fun new word game that combines elements of jumbles, Boggle, and Scrabble into one! Playing is as simple as tapping letter tiles.

Each puzzle is a grid of letters. Your job is to move the letters around until each row and column contains a word. Puzzles come in three sizes: 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5. They're a great brain teaser while you're waiting in line, sitting on the bus, or trying to avoid talking to your blind date.

And while it would be cool if the game was more complex and needed a really long, robust description - it's really that easy. Pick a puzzle size and start swapping tiles. If you need a hint there are an unlimited number of them at your disposal (though trying to solve the puzzles without hints is pretty fun, too).

So if you love word games, you might as well check out Letter Box. I mean, what else are you doing? Nothing. You're sitting looking at nerdy word games on your phone. So stop dilly dally-ing and download this game already!...