Montessori Crosswords
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Word, picture, and audio combinations for kids.   Commercial ($0.99)
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Montessori Crosswords offers a fun, interactive game to help kids develop their reading, writing and spelling skills using the proven Montessori method of learning and 300 different word-picture-audio combinations and letters sounds (phonics) !

There are three levels of phonetic difficulty appropriate for ages 3/4 to 8 (as defined in the Montessori method) - of course, older kids can also have fun and practice their spelling!

Also included is a Movable Alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters. Letters can be rotated and resized to
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • New mode to move letters without dragging - easier for young kids. (previous mode still available in Options menu)
  • Custom Hand Cursor
  • Words audio volume has been increased
  • Start with a larger window
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Downloads:347
Version Downloads:347
Type:Education : Language
License:Commercial
Date:26 Feb 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Montessori Crosswords offers a fun, interactive game to help kids develop their reading, writing and spelling skills using the proven Montessori method of learning and 300 different word-picture-audio combinations and letters sounds (phonics) !

There are three levels of phonetic difficulty appropriate for ages 3/4 to 8 (as defined in the Montessori method) - of course, older kids can also have fun and practice their spelling!

Also included is a Movable Alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters. Letters can be rotated and resized to add to the fun.

Features Overview
  • 300 different word-picture-audio combinations
  • Letter Sound (phonics) when a letter is touched
  • Three levels of phonetic difficulty appropriate for ages 3 to 8 (as defined in the Montessori method) - of course, older kids can also have fun and practice their spelling!
  • Level 1 displays simple words for beginning readers.
  • Levels 2 and 3 automatically create multi-word crosswords in tens of thousands of different combinations, encouraging unlimited repeat play.
  • 21 Fun and colorful interactive visual effects are displayed when a crossword is completed. Visual effects animate and change as they follow your child's touch.
  • Also included is a Movable Alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters. Letters can be rotated and resized to add to the fun.
  • Packed with animations and sounds to create a fun and enjoyable experience!
  • Children can play alone or with a parent. Includes instructions on how to use the game as an educational tool.
  • Choose capital or lower-case letter display.
  • Organize letters alphabetically or Montessori style (vowels first, followed by consonants).
  • Displays the total number of completed words.
  • Uses Montessori standard colors for vowels and consonants
  • Full Screen Mode (4/3 ratio)
  • Tips on how to use Montessori Crosswords as an educational tool


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