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Friday, March 11, 2011

SpellQuizzer Review

Over the years, I've been amazed at the verbal skills of our 4 young children.  They all talked early and rapidly developed expansive vocabularies.  Now that my oldest is in First Grade and in the throws of spelling tests and vocabulary drills, I am happy to say that he continues to excel.  In fact, he quite often gets bored with the run-of-the-mill curriculum presented to him in the classroom.  I find myself constantly needing to do enrichment activities with him in order to hold his interest, which can be a challenge.  Therefore, I was thrilled when offered the opportunity to review the SpellQuizzer program.

SpellQuizzer is an interactive spelling program produced by TedCo Software.  It is incredibly user friendly for both the parent/teacher and child and includes fun features like the ability to voice record vocabulary words and sentences (how cool is that?).  This is a great resource for children in traditional classrooms and homeschool programs alike due to the large degree of flexibility built into it.  One of my favorite features is the ability to import any spelling list you want, giving you the ability to choose from pre-composed lists or create your own.  The program even comes with its own lists that are ready for you to download. 

There is a built-in spell checker that recognizes both US and UK spellings and a function that automatically re-quizzes your child on any words he has missed once the first pass through the list is completed.  Once a list is entered, you still have the option to edit, which I love.  My little guy has a memory like you wouldn't believe, so the ability to change word order or throw in a new word here and there throughout the week is priceless (he's very good at memorizing in sequence!).  As an added bonus, this is a computer program, which means a little more computer time for my son (a big incentive in convincing him to get a little extra practice in on the words!).

SpellQuizzer offers a FREE 30 day trial if you want to test it out first (gotta love that!).  You can also buy the program HERE for only $29.95.  Be sure to look for SpellQuizzer on Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch for updates and much more!

* This is a Mama Buzz review.  I was provided with a copy of SpellQuizzer for the purposes of this review.  All opinions expressed are honest and based on my personal experience with this software.  No other compensation was received for this review.


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