Lexi's World by Pop Pop Pop LLC (Universal)
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Released: Oct 27, 2018
Version: 1.00
Size: 148 MB
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Lexi's World

Pop Pop Pop LLC
** 2019 Honor Recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children's Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award **

** 2019 Special Mention for Education in the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award **

"Explore Lexi’s World, an enchanting app that provides a gentle introduction to letters, words, animals and actions. The playful landscape allows young children and caregivers ample opportunities for rich interaction with each other. Surprises abound as children bring words to life and reveal discoveries about cause and effect." — http://www.ala.org/alsc/welcome-excellence-early-learning-digital-media-award-home-page

"For a young child, cracking the reading code can be hard work. This app bridges the distance between letters and meaning by turning letters into living building blocks. As a child types, she builds items that appear on the screen." — http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com/en/bologna-childrens-book-fair-awards/bolognaragazzi-digital-award/2019-winners/2019-mentions/7174.html

In Lexi's World, words are magic spells that bring their meanings to life.

Lexi lives on a tiny planet. Using a special keyboard that only allows words that exist to be entered, children can add animals and food to the world. Type "bunny" and a small bunny appears. Type "carrot" so Lexi can feed the bunny.

This is a gentle world inspired by Fred Rogers, early Sesame Street and the wonderful books by Ezra Jack Keats. The app encourages exploration through a simple world building mechanism and does not have any reward loops. You can't collect stars to buy a new outfit for Lexi. You can make stars though! First make it dark using the special code: "night," then type "star." You can make as many stars as you want!

Lexi's World was made with love, tested with kids who proved its value and suggested many of the interactions - of course "Lexi should be able to ride the horse." Now she can.


FEATURES

• Introduction to uppercase and lowercase letters.

• Introduction to letters forming words.
• A special keyboard that can only make words in the app's dictionary.

• Introduces the QWERTY keyboard.

• Make animals that move around and sometimes make sounds.

• Discover word combinations that unlock hidden events.

• Wishes appear for Lexi and her animal companions when they are tapped.

• Gives a hint the second time you tap, a good opportunity for parent involvement.

• Introduction to uppercase and lowercase letters.

• At least one word for every letter of the alphabet.

• Support for both Zee and Zed.

AN HONEST EXPERIENCE

• No advertising.

• No in app purchases.

• No internal currency or point based reward systems.

• No personal information is collected or shared.


SPECIAL THANKS
Some of the app reviews here have brought tears of joy. To see that others have recognized the intended spirit of Lexi's World has been most gratifying. So thank you!

An extra big thanks must go to The App Fairy! Carissa Christner is a children's librarian with the Madison Public Library. You can see her generous video review of Lexi's World here: https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Library-App-Lexis-World-499711551.html


ABOUT POP POP POP
Pop Pop Pop, is primarily the work of a single pop: Josh On, a designer and developer living in San Francisco. In Lexi's World he benefited from the vocal assistance of his daughter Aroha and the amazing music making skills of Reilly Farrell.

Web: http://poppoppop.info
Twitter: https://twitter.com/poppoppop_apps
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poppoppop.info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexisWorld.PopPopPop

Please contact us through any of those channels to leave feedback of any sort, but especially any bug reports or word recommendations for future versions.

What's new in version 1.00
Lexi and the animals now have wishes that kids can fulfill. Tap on Lexi or an animal to see what they are wishing for. The wishes give children some extra incentive and direction to try and spell particular words. It also encourages parental involvement - "Dad, how do you spell cow?" Of course they can still just type whatever word in the app that they would like to at any time, we value self directed play.

There is a richer, cleaner look and feel with gradient backgrounds and a new UI. There are some new words such as "Rainbow" - see if you can find out how to make one, it isn't always available...

We hope that you enjoy this update as much as we do!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Lexi's World is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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