French Word Wizard by L'Escapadou (Universal)
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Released: Sep 30, 2011
Version: 6.0.1
Size: 357 MB
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French Word Wizard

L'Escapadou
• French Version of Word Wizard app called "Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation" by the New-York Times and awarded by Children's Technology Review
• French Canadian voice included
• Used in many french schools (26000 units sold to schools)

Note that this is an immersive French app - only menus are translated and the voice is only in French

--Learn to Read French by Building Words --

• The Talking Movable Alphabet activity allows kids to experiment with word building and phonics thanks to the advanced text to speech engine
• Any text can be written and spoken
• 2 child voices + 3 adult voices (including a French Canadian voice)
• Uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers, digraphs, ABC, Qwerty or Azerty keyboard
• Many, many settings to adapt the activities to the child’s needs (letter size, assign images to words, high contrast modes for kids with visual impairment,...)

-- Learn to Spell French using the Talking Movable Alphabet and your word lists --

• 3 spelling activities that increase in difficulty
• 200 built-in word lists (about 2000 words)
• Add your own words to create unique spelling quizzes!
• Add your own images to illustrate your word lists
• Keep tabs on your children’s progress with detailed reports

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Talking Movable Alphabet Activity
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• Pronounce and spell-check any word, number or sentence with natural sounding voice
• Letter sound (phonic) or name when a letter is touched in the alphabet
• 4 keyboards available: letters, numbers, consonant digraphs (like “ch”) and vowels digraphs (like “au”)
• Uppercase or lowercase letters
• Keyboard emulation option (dragging letters is optional)
• 4 letter sizes available (allowing for more or fewer letters on the board)
• Voice Transformer (speed and tone) for added fun
• Customized word pronunciation, if necessary

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Fun Spelling Activities
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3 spelling activities of increasing difficulty are provided to adapt the activity to the child’s spelling level. You can use the built-in word lists or create your own.

1 - "Word Practice" says and displays the word to spell, and asks the child to spell it using the talking movable alphabet
2 - "Scrambled Letters" says the word and displays the letters needed to build the word or sentence, and asks the child to reorder the letters.
3 - “Spelling Quizzes” is a standard spelling test. The app won’t move onto the next word until the child has correctly spelled the word, helping them to remember its correct spelling.

• 200 built-in word lists: Words for beginners, 1,000 most frequently used words, body parts and more
• Create custom Word Lists by entering your own words and sentences
• Import and export Word Lists you’ve created
• Hints are available should kids not know how to spell a word
• Colorful animations are displayed when a word is completed
• Once a quiz is completed, interactive animations are available as a reward

-- Users & Reports --
• Unlimited number of users
• Detailed Spelling Test Reports per user (can be exported in PDF)

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Please send your suggestions, comment or questions to support@lescapadou.com. We are listening to our users to make our products even better.

What's new in version 6.0.1
• 2 new child voices available!
• Accessibility: external keyboard support for special needs kids that can't use the movable alphabet
• Text-to-Speech engine update
• Graphic Design update
• Schools: Better ClassKit Support
Our verdict: Ok
  • + French Word Wizard is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + It is currently 20% off its regular price.
  • + The app is also at the lowest price we've seen.
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