What's New

In the latest version of Squeebles Spelling Test we've fixed a minor issue with the timer functionality when you see the word before being asked to spell it and have improved performance in a number of other areas too. We're always working to improve our apps, so if there are any features you'd like to see added to any of our apps, please e-mail us at [email protected]

App Description

PLEASE READ: if you are having issues recording words on iOS 7 or above then please do the following: On your device, go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone and ensure SqueeblesSP is set to ON. iOS blocks apps from accessing the microphone by default.


Perfect for 5 to 11 year olds, Squeebles Spelling Test allows you to set up completely personalised spelling tests for your children, giving them the opportunity to practise in a fun, interactive way. You input the exact words your children need to learn, recording them in your own voice. In addition, you can download over 150 preset tests, created by us, from within the app, featuring over 1800 words and based on the UK national curriculum.

"After evaluating many spelling apps, I was so pleasantly surprised while testing out Squeebles Spelling – it’s a winner!" - TeachersWithApps.com

Complete customisation of spelling tests for your children, three test modes and an engaging mini game children can play as a reward for doing well in their spellings, make this app a fun and effective way of helping children with their weekly spelling lists or general spelling practice. Can also be used for practising languages.

- Parents & Teachers - Quickly and easily set up personalised spelling tests for your children, using the words you want them to learn. The app allows you to set up tests, enter words and then record audio versions of those words for your children to listen back to before they spell them. Alternatively, download over 150 preset tests we've set up for you.

- Children - rescue Squeebles and earn turns on the squeeberang game by doing well in your spelling tests. Win stars to trade for better squeeberangs to use in the game by spelling words correctly.

- Features (from a parents' point of view)...

> No in-app purchases or third party advertising.
> The fun mini-game and reward system is set up so that your child will want to keep coming back to do more and more spelling tests so they can progress through the game.
> Unlimited players can be registered, making this ideal for home or classroom use.
> "Parents' Zone" allows you set up and manage tests, add and edit players and view stats from each player.
> Unlimited, completely personalised tests can be set up and assigned to different players, meaning weekly spelling lists from school can be entered as their own tests.
> Share tests between up to 10 devices with a free KeyStageFun account.
> Download over 150 completely editable tests created by us, featuring over 1800 words based on the UK national curriculum.
> Audio record function within the app lets you record each word in your own voice.
> A personalised congratulations message can also be recorded for when your child scores full marks."
> Players can be allowed to see the words before being asked spell them as well as hear them.
> Case sensitivity, foreign characters settings.
> Tests can be assigned to multiple players.
> Instructions and other preset content can be displayed in UK or US English.
> Lower or upper case keyboard.
> Full stats, including a list of tricky words that each child is struggling with.

- Features (from a child's point of view)...

> Help Gumbo rescue the Squeebles from the nasty Spelling Snake, who has taken them prisoner. There are 15 to rescue. Ssssssss.
> Answer spellings correctly to win time on the squeeberang game (a fun game the Squeebles love to play where you throw a squeeberang as far as you can with a Squeeble sitting on it!!!)
> Earn stars to trade for squeeberangs by doing well in spelling tests. Each squeeberang has a different theme. There are 100 to collect in total.
> See your top squeeberang scores.
> See the Squeebles you've rescued, including their personalities.
> See all the squeeberangs you've collected.

Our other apps have been featured on BBC Radio as well as in the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and many online app review sites specialising in children's educational apps.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 11, 2013 Initial release
  • October 24, 2013 New version 3.3
  • January 10, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • October 03, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • October 21, 2014 New version 3.5
  • November 25, 2014 New version 3.5.1
  • December 18, 2014 New version 3.6
  • January 24, 2015 New version 3.7
  • March 01, 2015 New version 3.8
  • May 21, 2015 New version 4.0.2
  • July 11, 2015 New version 4.1
  • July 25, 2015 New version 4.2
  • September 29, 2015 New version 4.3
  • October 13, 2015 New version 4.4

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