Want a switch-accessible app that helps teach and reinforce how to speak, read and spell words, all while playing a game? Crazy Balloons Words is an engaging, fun activity that will do just that!
Crazy Balloons Words was designed with input from kids, parents, teachers and therapists as a way for children to learn, and practice recognizing, high-frequency words - all while playing a balloon-popping game that’s easy to learn but also a challenge.
Why Crazy Balloons Words? PKCLsoft creates apps that are affordable, educational, engaging and accessible - because all children deserve to learn and become proficient communicators and readers.
The benefits of playing Crazy Balloons Words include:
• Sight word recognition skills increase
• Increased proficiency and fluency in reading
• Lots of audio processing practice
• Game play requires the player utilize visual scanning and visual discrimination skills
Educators will love being able to read a detailed report on each game a student plays and Crazy Balloons Words is also fully customizable:
• Create your own word lists, and share them via eMail, Messages or Airdrop.
• The app supports iOS 7’s localization features for both language and voices. Create word lists in other languages!
• Set up a profile for each player and tailor the game play to suit each child’s strengths and challenges.
• Easily turn sounds and music on or off.
• Select the speed of play, how many balloons appear on screen and how many questions there are per game.
• Want to focus specifically on sight reading skills? Turn off the audible prompts!
• You can adjust the pitch and speed of the audible prompts used.
• Or make the game more challenging by hiding audible and/or visual cues and turning off hints.
• The game can be played with a compatible switch interface or bluetooth keyboard and switch settings can also be customized.
PKCLsoft takes children’s privacy seriously. Our apps have:
• a parental gate so children cannot access links outside the app
• no ads
• no tools for collecting or analysing user data
• no social media sharing
• no in-app purchases
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At PKCLsoft we value your feedback so please email any comments or questions about Crazy Balloons Words to [email protected]
- July 24, 2014 Initial release
- July 30, 2014 New version 1.1
- August 01, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- August 18, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
- September 27, 2014 New version 1.2
- November 03, 2014 New version 1.3
- April 14, 2015 New version 1.4
- April 14, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- July 14, 2015 New version 1.4.1
- December 15, 2015 New version 1.5
- December 26, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- December 27, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- June 21, 2016 New version 1.6
- June 21, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- June 29, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
- July 02, 2016 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
- December 18, 2016 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
- December 31, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99