Build a Word is a mobile app that features activities designed to teach children age 5 and under basic reading skills. The app includes approximately 200 words and features a practice mode and quiz mode.
The practice mode uses both audio and visual clues to help children practice spelling basic words. Children match a collection of individual letter cards with a word displayed onscreen. Once children have practiced the word, they can test their knowledge in quiz mode by spelling the word with the provided letter cards based only on an audio prompt of the word. Each time children successfully complete a word, they are rewarded with a mini-game featuring dinosaurs.
The app features an optional setting that provides a blank background, disables the timer and removes the mini-game to reduce distractions and provide a less stressful experience for special needs learners.