Word Balloons allows your students to practice word recognition and reading skills while having fun. The 500 words used in this app make up 80% of spoken and written everyday English. This means lots of great exposure!This app allows you to set the size of the word list (from 100-500). They are arranged in a list by frequency. You can also customize the app to each student by choosing how many balloons you want on the screen at a time. The more balloons on the screen means more points!
To use this app, students read the word at the bottom of the screen. He or she then has to find the balloon that has the same word on it. Once you touch the correct balloon, it disappears and a new word appears at the bottom of the screen. This app really is a lot of fun. My husband was watching me play over my shoulder and couldn't resist playing along. We ended up having a friendly competition!
This app is ideal for students working on reading and writing skills. This will really help students with sight words and spelling as well. Students can easily play independently or compete with his or her peers. I can see this being a hit in my therapy room! Have your students read the words they find out loud and make it an articulation therapy tool, too!